Shem Angel 53 Nanael is the Shem HaMemphorash whose name means ‘God of Knowledge’ or ‘God Who Humbles the Proud.’ The name sounds like Noh-Noh-Ah. The corresponding Angelic Choir is Principalities (Netzach), under the rulership of Archangel Anael. The Planetary correspondences are Venus and the Sun. Vehuel has masculine energy and is the Angel of Spirituality. He also guards the abstract sciences. Jade is the corresponding gemstone. The Element is Fire and the main colour is green.
Nanael rules the time between 5:20-5:40 PM. Primary rulership is over 13-16 December, corresponding with the first quinance of the third decan (ten days) of Sagittarius. The corresponding Tarot card is the 10 of Wands. Nithael rules the final five days of the third decan of Sagittarius. Nanael’s secondary rulership covers 1 March, 13 May, 28 July, 10 October and 21 December.
For every incarnation, we are given three Guardian Angels. They help us evolve and elevate our souls on the path to becoming Angelic Humans. The following explains the roles of your three Shem Angels: Primary rulership determines the physical and external material aspects of the person born within that date range. Secondary rulership determines the emotional characteristics and challenges a person may face. Finally, the time of day determines the person’s intellectual capability.
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Nanael and the 10 of Wands
The primary quality we tend to think of when the 10 of Wands (Saturn in Sagittarius) shows up in a reading is usually heavy burdens or oppression in one form or another. This actually fits well with one of the psalms used to invoke Nanael:
I know, Lord, that your laws are righteous,
and that in faithfulness you have afflicted me.
When things are going smoothly and the world is delivering on all our desires, we rarely tend to go within and seek God or God’s will for our lives. That is why burdens and afflictions can sometimes be seen as a blessing.
It is the heavy burdens of life that we inevitably encounter that make us pay attention when the Lord says, “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”
Nanael teaches us to set aside our burdens and draw strength from the Lord in prayer and meditation, even when we don’t feel like it. He grants us the discipline to do so and is therefore invaluable to those of us who have a monastic calling or a strong calling to develop our interior life.
Nanael also protects us from being oppressive or demanding that others adopt our beliefs. This is a trap that is quite easy to fall into once we become serious about our spiritual path but with Nanael by our side, we can continue to take ourselves lightly, respect others and yet be very serious about our path or religion.
Psalms to Invoke Nanael
Weaknesses that Nanael Can Transform
- Teaching others without enough knowledge about the subject
- Oppressive religiosity and imposing beliefs on others
- Fleeing reality through spirituality or religion
- Difficulty relating to and communicating with others, friendlessness
- Difficulty meditating
- Abusing spiritual teachings for personal power
- Difficulty maintaining harmony in close relationships
Use the Noh-Noh-Ah Mantra to…
…connect with Source in meditation as well as communicate with the saints and angels. Nanael can also help you make friends and communicate in ways that attract others into your life. If you are afflicted by a spirit of religiosity and constantly seek to impose your beliefs on others, Nanael can liberate you and help you respect others more.
Chanting the Noh-Noh-Ah mantra can help you learn abstract subjects as well as communicate what you learn with clarity. Work with Nanael if you suspect you have a monastic calling so that you may progress on your path in a balanced way that brings glory to God.