Archangel Gabriel rules the Moon and Mondays. His celestial title is ‘Power of God’ and the name means ‘white’ in Hebrew. He is the Angel of Magick, because the Moon rules Magick. To some, Archangel Gabriel appears as Gabrielle.
In the Christian tradition, it is Archangel Gabriel who announces to Virgin Mary that she will conceive the Son of God, and he appears again as the Angel of the Last Judgement. Hence, Gabriel is the Angel blowing the trumpet in the Tarot Judgement card. As the Angel of the Annunciation, he is often depicted with a white lily in classical art.
Archangel Gabriel is also known as the Angel of Prophecy and in the Islamic tradition, he is the Archangel who enabled the illiterate Mohammed to write the Qur’an.
We invoke Archangel Gabriel when we wish to perform Angelic Magick (which always serves the Highest Good), for help with developing our psychic ability or for healing of feminine health issues, including, but not limited to, fertility. He is also the angel, together with Archangel Raphael, to call on for emotional healing, so that we may become more joyful if we suffer from mood swings or depression.
In the chakra system, Archangel Gabriel is the corresponding angel for the second chakra (Svadhisthana). The main corresponding colour is white, with silver and copper/orange as secondary colours. The corresponding crystals are selenite, pearls, carnelian and moonstone. The metal correspondence is silver.
The corresponding Tarot card is The High Priestess. The Elemental correspondence is Water and in some traditions the direction West (which is what I choose to work with) while in others it is South.
I created the Archangel Gabriel Tarot Spread to help learn some of the major correspondences as well as connect with this most wonderful of Angels. Make sure that you spend some time in meditation before asking your question, so that it is aligned with Higher Will. We should always do this but it is especially important with Archangels like Gabriel who is concerned with the kind of purity of heart that is associated with the white lily.
The Archangel Gabriel Tarot Spread
- The Trumpet – What message does Archangel Gabriel have for me now
- The Moon – What emotional/astral forces are at work for this issue
- The Lily – Where there is a need to purify intent/action
- Silver – The silver lining/something good that will come out of this
- Water – What emotional attitude would best benefit me right now
Sample Reading with the Thelema Tarot
- The Trumpet – Archangel Gabriel’s message concerns the 9 of Cups and your happiness levels, apt for an Angel of Joy 🙂 The 9 of Cups is Jupiter (Archangel Sachiel) in Pisces (Neptune/Archangel Asariel). It is time to allow your feelings to flow more freely and to not be afraid of expressing them. The pursuit of happiness is sanctioned by the Angelic Realm because it is for the Highest Good of All.
- The Moon – The forces at work here are represented by The Chariot (Cancer/The Moon/Archangel Gabriel). This tells us that the main thing that can and will influence your happiness levels is to work with Archangel Gabriel on strengthening your will magickally. The Chariot is a card of willpower and one that is associated mainly with the Solar Plexus chakra. However, even though Archangel Gabriel corresponds with Water and the Sacral Chakra, it is not as clean-cut as that. As you recall from the introduction above, Archangel Gabriel is also the Angel of the Last Judgement in this capacity, he corresponds with Fire. Looking at these first two cards, you see that you need to be in charge of our own happiness levels but also trust more in the Angelic Realm to support you and help you move forward through making choices that are aligned with Higher Will.
- The Lily – The 2 of Cups (Venus in Cancer, Archangel Anael and Gabriel). Intimate relationships is the area in need of purification. Have you been relying on someone else to be your source of happiness?
- Silver – The Wheel of Fortune (Archangel Sachiel) shows that a bit of ‘good luck’ is coming your way as you start working on your happiness levels. This is because of the Law of Attraction and like attracting like. It is time to expand your horizons and realise that life happens outside the comfort zone… Enjoy!
- Water – Staying grounded and open to learning new things is the emotional attitude that would best benefit you right now and is associated with the Page of Pentacles. As you begin to change your attitude and open up to new opportunities, you may need to start developing some new skills.
I hope you enjoy working with Archangel Gabriel through the Tarot. Feel free to share your Angelic Tarot reading and ask any questions in the comments below. I’m happy to answer questions about an individual card that you get stuck on but will not interpret a full spread for you.
If you would like to learn more about Angelic Tarot you may also want to read 10 Signs That You Are Called to Practise Angelic Tarot and 7 Reasons to Learn Angelic Tarot.