ARCHANGEL MICHAEL, BIBLE, MYTHOLGY, ALDERBERAN, ASTROLOGY, MESSENGER, CABALA & ANGEL ORACLE CARDS
Arch Angel Michael means, "Who dares to be like God?" Mikhael, Mikael, Mikail, and Mikhail. Sat May 31st 2014 at 1:29 GMT / 8:29 EST is ArchAngel Michael’s Annual procession of the Cosmos. 9 59’39 degrees of Gemini on the Royal Eastern Star. How does the Astrological significance of this fixed Star Alderbaran in Gemini translate to Bible Mythology, patron Saint of the police, fire Service and Military as well as Catholic Saint?
It’s important to state, Arch in Angel means, chief, principle or primary, having nothing to do with any religious, denominations of any kind, etc. A structure especially of stone masonry, forming the curved, pointed, or flat upper edge of an open space and supporting the weight above it, as in a bridge or doorway
Michael is known as the most important Messenger of God is well known for killing Satan, banishing the devil out of the heavens. In the Book of Revelations 12:7 it says, 7 And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels,
8 And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven.
9 And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.
Michael features more often than any other named angel in religious texts. The Torah, Bible and Qur’an all mention his revered name. In the Torah, God chooses Michael to protect and defend Israel as a nation. Daniel 12:21 of the Torah describes Michael as “the great prince” who will protect God’s people even during the struggle between good and evil at the end of the world. In the Zohar foundation of Kabbalah, Michael escorts the souls of righteous people to heaven. The Bible describes in 1 Thessalonians 4:16 that Michael will accompany Jesus Christ when he returns to Earth. The Qur’an warns in Al-Baqara 2:98: “Whoever is an enemy to God and his angels and his apostles, to Gabriel and Michael -- lo! God is an enemy to those who reject the faith.” Muslims believe that God has assigned Michael to reward righteous people for the good they do during their earthly lifetimes.
Michael is known for his exceptional strength and courage. He’s a leader who reigns as the head of all the angels. Michael fights for good to prevail over evil. He protects and defends people who love God. People sometimes ask for Michael's help to: gain the courage they need to overcome their fears, obtain strength to resist temptations to sin and instead do what's right, and stay safe in dangerous situations.
Michael is often depicted in art wielding a flaming sword or a spear. Other symbols that represent Michael include armour, banners, and scales.
Today, the meaning of that vast expanse of sky that lies beyond the signs of the zodiac remains only as an afterthought. Many modern astrologers laugh – or grimace
101 =(1) Hod sphere of Mercury, (2) ArchAngel associated with the South and with Fire. (3) ArchAngel ruling the Sun and Sunday. (4) Angel of sixth quinance of Aquarius and Angel by night of the seven swords. (5)Psalms 121:7 7 The Lord shall preserve thee from all evil: he shall preserve thy soul.
Wishing on a Star
|Galaxy and the Ecliptic|
The Ancient's, saw the ecliptic as a component of an astrological chart, and looked at the whole sky map the Zodiac is like an elastic band that revolves around this Galaxy, The path of the Sun’s Orbit, think of Superman, when he span around the globe, however that is a narrow bandwidth of the Galaxy, there are innumerable amount of Fixed Stars that are unfathomable. How glorious it is to wonder and ponder the Majestic Creation of the divine Creator’s.
Hebrews rendered this star God's Eye. Another Hebrew name for this star was Aleph, which was also used for the constellation of Taurus.
In Hindu astronomy, Aldebaran corresponds to the Rohini Nakshatra, the Red Deer - the name of the river in Nepal where the Buddha was born at the time of the May full moon, around 563 BCE.
For the Dakotas (a branch of the Native American Sioux tribe), Aldebaran took on a heroic aspect. The young star was the child of the sun and the lady Blue Star. One day he desired to hunt the white buffalo (the Pleiades). After he pulled up a sapling to make a spear, a hole was made in the ground and he could see all the people of earth down below. The white buffalo took this chance to push him through. He was found by an old woman and was to be known as Old Woman's Grandson. On earth he killed many strange monsters, which had been troubling the Native Americans; one monster of which was a serpent that caused drought; he killed it releasing a great stream of water that became the Mississippi River. In time, Old Woman's Grandson remembered the white buffalo and returned to hunting him in the sky to fulfill his destiny.
The Tehuti / Thoth Prophecy, Egypt is the image of the heavens; the “WHOLE” Cosmos dwells there. So what did the Ancients Khemetians have to say about Aldebaran? Ancient Egyptians revered Sirius as very important and the name given to the star Aldebaran was “Ad-Dab-aram”, which means “follower of the Pleiades”. (This is because if one were to follow one’s line of sight from Orion’s belt through Aldebaran, one’s eye would follow directly to the Pleiades in the night sky). Wayne Herschel’s in his book The Hidden Records has done extensive research, with this regard, and concludes there are lost pyramids for Aldebaran and many other known fixed stars.
|Osiris holding Aldebaran in his hand|
At one time they marked the two Equinoxes and two Solstices. Aldebaran marked the zero Aries point in 3044 BC, Antares marked zero Libra 3052 BC, Fomalhaut marked zero Capricorn, 2582 BC, Regulus marked zero Cancer 2345 BC.
Aldebaran is one of four royal stars, the 13th brightest in the heavens.
Aldebaran, “the Watcher in the East,” is one of the Royal Stars of Persia that resides in the constellation of Taurus the Bull. The four Royal Stars are very powerful offering success and happiness provided a particular nemesis can be overcome. Aldebaran is the star of integrity and honour and purity of thought. The association to Michael also grants protection and victory over the opposition. The star is Mars-like in nature and therefore represents the ultimate spiritual warrior and is a perfect representation of Archangel Michael who is the Watchtower Angel of the East.
The eye of the bull, the spiritual third eye or the "single eye" of the New Testament, is opened. "If thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light," said the Christ (Matthew 6:22). This single eye takes the place of the two eyes of the personal self. (3) As the attention of humanity becomes focused upon spiritual attainment, we tread the Way or Revelation.
Life is filled with revelation. The entire evolutionary process is essentially nothing but a growing revelation. The two concepts Evolution and Revelation go together. As we evolve, we perceive more than we ever knew was existent or perceptible, yet we only perceive what has always been there. The Way of Revelation is through the discovering and discarding of our own limitations. (4)
Revelation, as defined by The Dictionary of Scripture and Myth, is a "symbolic communication from the higher nature to the lower, imparting truths of the invisible universe and the soul. As revelation does not and can not arise from the lower nature, it is self-evident that the lower or objective mind of man does not compose the revelation, but is merely the receptive vessel into which the Divine message is poured."
Revelation is related to God Immanent, to God in form, to God in the human heart, and to that veiled and hidden Supreme Reality motivating all existence ~ forever consciously aware of Itself. Revelation is a progress of penetration. First into the Mind, then into the Heart, and finally into the Purpose of Deity. (5)
As the star of illumination, Aldebaran irradiates the Way using the applied power of transformation. In seeking illumination, we can cultivate the ability to use the mind as a reflector of soul light. (6) An increased understanding about the process of revelation may help us comprehend the quality and significance of Aldebaran.
Astrological influences of the star Aldebaran
It gives honour, intelligence, eloquence, steadfastness, integrity, popularity, courage, ferocity, a tendency to sedition, a responsible position, public honours and gain of power and wealth through others, but its benefits seldom prove lasting and there is also danger of violence and sickness. [Robson*, p.120.]
Aldebaran has been in the sign Gemini since 1286 AD, just around the height of the Christian Crusades against Islam, an interesting indicator of conflict between two world schools of thought. Antares, for the other side in the conflict, went into religious Sagittarius in 1272 AD and showed its superiority, perhaps, since the Crusaders never did dislodge the Saracens. [The Living Stars Dr. Eric Morse, p.36.]
Examining the charts of famous people – extremely famous people – we see these combinations much more often, although they are still not exactly common.
Aldebaran, the brightest star in the constellation Taurus the Bull, rises in the fall at sunset, and is the thirteenth brightest star in the sky. Its name comes from the Arabic Al Dabaran, the Follower, because Aldebaran appears to follow the Pleiades through the night sky.
As the Eye of the Bull, Aldebaran is called the Eye of Revelation. Astronomers and cosmologists refer it to as the Eastern Royal Star, one of the four Royal Stars considered the sentinels watching over other stars. It is also known as the Buddha’s star, the Star of Illumination, and God’s Eye. This magnificent star has been used for centuries in navigation, and is known by many civilizations to be connected with the spirits of rain and the fertility of the earth. Approximately 5,000 years ago, the rising of Aldebaran marked the vernal equinox and marked the beginning of the Babylonian New Year.
... There is a symbolic relation between Aldebaran, the "eye" in the head of the Bull; the third eye, or the light in the head, and the diamond. The consciousness of the Buddha has been called the 'diamond-eye.'"
. To locate Aldebaran or Taurus, follow the line of the three stars that make up the belt of Orion; they point directly west toward Aldebaran. Look up during the fall and winter months just after sunset, and you’ll see Orion’s Belt and Aldebaran rising in the east, travelling in a north-westerly direction.
Aldebaran, the star of illumination, is directly across the zodiac from Antares the star of anger, pride and revenge. In the only exact opposition of two major stars; Aldebaran is located at 9 degrees of the sign Gemini, with Antares at 9 degrees of the sign Sagittarius.
Aldebaran is said to be a portal to the mysteries of the mind and when balanced with the fixed star Antares, a portal to the mysteries of the heart, this creates a powerful stargate axis that is illuminated bi-annually when the Sun passes by Aldebaran at the first of June and then Antares about six months later.
1999 Pluto passed through the constellation of Scorpio and conjoined Antares, also known for its transformative qualities. Pluto visits Scorpio only once every 248 years. During its sweep through this part of the zodiac, Pluto’s orbit brings it closer to the Sun than Neptune for approximately 20 years.
Pluto is a dynamic force of creation and destruction. Pluto, the first ray planet of will power and purpose, in our solar system assists in the destruction of the lower desires so that more highly evolved qualities can be expressed by the human being. In the destruction of old forms ~ be they physical, astral or mental ~ Pluto literally changes their atomic structure. Pluto causes major changes and forces the transcendence of personal desires into a more universal orientation. Pluto is the planet of death and rebirth. It personifies the destruction of things whose time has come to an end, and the regeneration of what is new. It is like decaying autumn leaves becoming nutrients for the spring; the caterpillar changing into a butterfly. It is the transformer that stimulates and catalyzes the Will.
This rare cosmic event of Pluto having passed by Antares is significant, as it was also directly opposed to Aldebaran, the Buddha’s star of Revelation and Illumination. This brought an opportunity for humanity as a whole to evolve the energies of conflict, anger, pride and revenge, as we had the opportunity to call upon the qualities of Revelation and Illumination to work with the energies of Pluto on Antares toward bringing about transformation and evolution.
In stellar myth, Aldebaran is Vision Holder for the star-seed mission on Earth; defining what emissaries of light can best accomplish to serve humanity through evolutionary transition. In down to Earth terms, Aldebaran holds the vision for global leaders and world servers, inspiring the administrative planning of world affairs, specifically for physical logistics and a global infrastructure designed to support humanity through evolutionary unfoldment and global change. Prominent alignments with the Aldebaran / Antares axis can express into the political and global arena. The visions that many people attune to regarding alternative living centres, educational centres, emergency preparedness programmes, etc., are parts of the inspiration from this star’s emanations. Aldebaran can indicate involvement with physical places and projects supportive of alternative modalities of living. It inspires business that supports family. Aldebaran inspires us to take the physical action required to manifest our visions.
Famous Stars With Planets on Alderbaran
Marina Macarino really went in thoroughly, listing a host of famous people with planets on the degree of 9 degrees Gemini, Although Marilyn Monroe is not listed here she had here Sun degree at 10 degrees 27’.
John F Kennedy was a perfect Aldebaran example, lusty, charismatic, pushy and powerful in his speech. He had the Sun here, a leader and head of the country but sadly assassinated with a shot to it. The bull’s eye is also a target remember. John’s son had Aldebaran rising and tragically died in a plane crash. Unfortunately for JFK Junior it literally was a fall from a high place and another violent Aldebaran death. “With Sun or Moon, culminating or rising: Great honour through violence with difficulties and casualties.”  Jackie Kennedy Onassis has Jupiter on Aldebaran, but it is much safer there. Aldebaran, unlike its opposite Antares, can get away with all manner of evils, even though they are both just as extreme as each other. The difference is that Aldebaran knows how to play the game. God is on his side. Aldebaran can charm the doorman into turning a blind eye. They have a non-stick veneer and any criticism just slides of them. Aldebaran can get away with murder because they come across as the knight in shining armour and saviour even if some are quite ghastly underneath. Those that act with integrity should avoid the violent ending this star sometimes delivers and are actually sweet all the way to the pip!
“If culminating: Honour, preferment, good fortune and favours from women”  In stunning contrast to Aldebaran rising, we see a plethora of high-powered celebrities with Aldebaran Midheaven. This confirms Robson’s observation of great success here. Those who act with integrity and have some sort of altruistic motive behind their work seem to avoid Aldebaran’s risk of sudden storms and misfortune. We get fame, notoriety, some wasted talent and a fall from grace, most probably due to over-indulgence of the good life that Aldebaran initially delivers. The subject’s charm, artistry and refinement gets them far, if they can avoid becoming complacent.
John F Kennedy Junior (03’); Handsome eldest son of assassinated president JFK. Socialite, magazine editor. Died in plane crash with wife. Pierre Laval (14’); War time French Prime minister executed for deporting French Jews to Nazi death camps Peggy lee (21’); Versatile Jazz/Pop singer. Her sultry, purring voice shown at its best on “He’s A Tramp” in the Disney film. Vivian De Sola Pinto (23’); British Literary critic and poet who defended D H Lawrence in the “Lady Chatterley” obscenity trail. Edmond Jouhaud (26’): Narrowly avoided a death sentence from the French military after a failed coup d’etat to overthrow President DeGaule. Oprah Winfrey (29’); Highest rating talk-show host ever and richest African-American woman in US history. Ian Charlson; Unassuming actor. Ian wanted it publicised that he died of AIDS to raise awareness of the disease. Della Reese; Actress, Gospel singer, game and talk show hostess. Now works as an ordained minister. Jack Kerouac; Beat generation author who helped spawn the hippie movement. Died of internal bleeding due to life long alcohol abuse. LL Cool J; Hip-hop crooner, known for his romantic ballads. Brian Jones; Rolling Stone’s innovative lead guitarist. His talent was eroded by serious drug abuse. Sacked from the group then drowned in a swimming pool. Bobby Jindal; American politician, pro-life and anti-gay marriage. Barbara Plekker; Porn Star.
“Great energy and perseverance, high material honours but danger of losing them, danger from quarrels and the law, honour and riches ending in disgrace and ruin, liable to disease, fevers and a violent death”  Since the Sun rules the head and Aldebaran is placed in the Bulls head, it’s not surprising that those with this placement are looked up to as leaders and can become icons. Sometimes they are the idolisers though and can go a bit over-board pursuing the object of their desire. They are easily pulled and seduced into scandals with the opposite sex. The bull’s insatiable sexual nature comes out strongly, but usually its bullish energy is channelled into the arts where they are especially fertile. Those that use their wealth to help others remain relatively unscathed by the unfortunate consequences of this star. Those who become greedy however, are in danger of “disgrace and ruin”. The Sun here has great responsibility and must act with integrity.
Kenn Brodzaik (00’); Australian concert promoter and musician manager. Nelson (JR) Rockefeller (08’); Republican vice President, businessman and philanthropist. Tough on drug users, imposed compulsory rehab on offenders to try and reduce narcotics trade. Promoted public access to the arts. Founded Museum of Primitive Art. Brooke Shields (44’), Put up as a child model from birth. Dated a string of famous, powerful and wealthy men. John F Kennedy (47’): Idolised US President had many extra marital affairs “If I don’t have a woman for three days I get terrible headaches”. . Assassinated with a bullet through the bull’s head. Clint Eastwood; Icon of the strong, silent type and robust, stoic masculinity.
“Favourable for business, honour and credit, especially if in the 1st or 10th house, but danger of calamity. Favourable for domestic, public and religious matters; danger of a violent death.”  The moon rules our subconscious urges and emotional needs so it will bring out Aldebaran’s weakness for the opposite sex in a similar way to the Ascendant. Both the male and female will have the bull’s raging libido. This lust, if not reigned in, can bring the subjects downfall. The mother may have died suddenly or violently. This premature departure from the infants life leaves the subject craving for the mothering they missed out on as a child, which is why often one spouse or lover is never enough. The moon here needs a great deal of physical love and affection.
Gary Hart (00’); Ran for president, but brought down by the press for having an extra-marital affair. Novelist. Captain Admiral William Bligh (27’); Commander of HMS Bounty when the infamous mutiny took place. Antoine Chanzy (36’); French general and governor of Algeria. Benito Mussolini; Italian fascist dictator. Married twice, numerous mistresses and affairs with his female supporters. His dead body was strung up and stoned in a public square alongside his mistress and other fascists. Dale Winton; TV presenter. Father died when he was a teenager, his mother committed suicide by drug overdose. Leontyne Price; One of the first black sopranos, noted for her seductive, rich and buttery voice.
“Affects the health and domestic affairs, prominence through mercurial matters, material gain, and many learned friends”.  These subjects seem to take it upon themselves to speak out against evil. They may swing between sinner and saint and have the archetypical Mercurial talent of switching abruptly between conflicting principles. They may confuse people with their twin personalities, but they also have a talent for being able to build bridges and mediate between opposing forces. They may like to play devils advocate also.
David Gahan (23’); Lead singer Depeche Mode. Songs deal with Good V Evil. Catholic themes and S & M. Ex heroin-addict. Anne Heche (24’); Actress, film writer, Director. Career suffered after her same-sex relationship with Ellen DeGeneres was made public. Anne was raped by her gay father a few times from age 8 to 12. Ann says his denial of his homosexuality made him abusive and a sexual deviant. Three of her four siblings are dead, her brother committed suicide. (Mercury rules siblings). Wreckless Eric (32’); British Punk/New wave singer songwriter. Prince William (33’); Lost his mother in a car crash aged 15 but followed in her footsteps with regards to having a strong hands-on interest in humanitarian and environmental causes. He has a “Harry Potter Scar” from a golfing accident. In 2009 he said, “I call it (the scar) that because it glows sometimes and some people notice it—other times they don’t notice it at all”.  Glenda Jackson (39’); Former Actress. High profile back-bench labour MP and critic of Tony Blair. Meryl Streep; Oscar winning actress with a special talent for accents. Wolfgang Borchert; German author studied in schools. Denounced the Nazi regime. Allen Ginsberg; American Poet. Anti-establishment and opposed sexual repression.
“Honour through literature, music or art, creative abilities, favourable for wealth and marriage.”  “Power directed wrongly. Abnormalities in love life.”  There is some scandal here with Venus bringing out the insatiable desires of this star yet again. There is potential for great artistic achievement and talent with the ability to create beautiful, harmonious and sumptuous environments. If the person has no artistic gift however then they may covert Venusian beauty in others. They will then be overly materialistic and find it hard to let go of people or possessions.
Anya Gallaccio (23’); Scottish installation artist who works with fruit, vegetables and flowers. Ronald Isley (24’); Musician, songwriter in family group the Isley brothers. Jailed for tax evasion. Pierre Molinier (40’); Painter and photographer whose work was fetishistic-erotic. He is alleged to have had sex with the corpse of his sister before he photographed it as a piece of art. Maria Montez (37’); Exotic Latina famed for her seductive fancy costumes bedecked with jewels. Nicknamed the “Queen Of Technicolor” Venus between both bull’s eyes. Gerry McCann; Father of missing Madeleine McCann. David Carpenter; Serial killer. Stalked, raped and murdered his female victims on hiking trails. Joan Collins; Mature sex symbol, know for playing femme fatales.
Military, danger; liable to accidents, fevers and a violent death”  Mars here gives great ambition, business sense and the guts to really “wheel and deal”. This is someone who must win at all costs and is a born survivor. The danger of a “violent death” here may simply be as a result of their dare devil behaviour. Highly impulsive and take risks, the tendency to accidents depends on the rest of the chart. Passionate and highly-sexed, these people’s libido does much to propel them into high positions. Sex to get ahead.
Jeffrey Archer (04’); Political career ended with his imprisonment for perjury. Best- selling author of the “Kane and Abel” series. Roy Rogers (05’); Singing Cowboy! Loni Anderson (05’); Four times married. Blonde-bombsell actress and sex symbol. Meryl Streep (14’); One of the worlds most acclaimed actresses. See Mercury. Herman Melville (36’); Novelist who wrote “Moby Dick”. Keith Richards (36’); Rolling Stones co-songwriter and founder. Still associated with excessive drug use, despite cleaning up in his old age. Sean Penn; Actor and film director known for his humanitarian work and political activism. Wolfgang Borchert; German author who denounced the Nazi regime.
“Great ecclesiastical honour and high military preferment”.  This placement seems to give great success and inspiration in whatever field these subjects find themselves in. I think this is chiefly because of the subjects unshakable faith and determination to pursue their dreams no matter what the obstacles are. The chance of success is more likely if Jupiter is well placed near an angle or closely aspected by one of the personal planets.
Brooke Shields (18’); Actress and Model. Dated a string of famous, powerful and wealthy men. See Sun. Betty Ford (25’) US First lady, feminist and founder of the famous rehab clinics after her own battle with alcoholism. Alexander Graham Bell (29’); Innovative Scientist and inventor of the telephone. Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis (46’); US first lady and wife of assassinated president John F Kennedy. Later married Greek shipping tycoon Aristotle Onassis. Fashion Icon. Indira Gandhi; First female prime minister of India and the world’s second longest serving female PM. Was assassinated by her bodyguards. Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi; French sculptor who designed the Statue of Liberty. Honore de Balzac; French playwriter, novelist and independent thinker. Founder of realism in literature. His works continue to inspire modern day writers and filmmakers. Zenna Henderson; American science fiction writer.
“Great afflictions, strange mind, great wickedness, sarcasm, eloquence, good memory, studious and retiring nature, legal abilities, success after hard work success,
Losses through friends, great drive and desire for these subjects to make a name for themselves and rise above the limitations or unhappy memories of their upbringing. This maybe because they were born in poverty or they are running away from demons in their childhood. May be something these people will have experienced from others, most probably an authority figure or the father. Otherwise these people do have the capability of being wicked themselves if they don’t address the demons they may try to suppress. Saturn tends to make the shadow deeper and darker than any other planet Remember Antares opposes this star, so the battle between good and evil may play out in their career, whether it be artistic or political. Hardships will fuel their ability to express themselves through communicative outlets.
Adolphe Joseph Thomas Monticelli (03’); French pre-impressionist painter who lived in poverty despite a prolific output. His rich, romantic and heavily textured paint daubs were often criticised, yet they were an inspiration to Van Gogh who took this style to another level. Myra Hindley (06’); British child killer who sexuality assaulted her victims alongside her lover Ian Brady. Jimi Hendrix (22’); Consider the greatest electric guitarist of all time. He would often fly into drunken, jealous rages and was violent towards his girlfriends. He was known to have casual sex with a large number of women. Died of drug overdose. Benito Mussolini (35’), Italian fascist dictator. Married twice, numerous mistresses and affairs with his female supporters. See Moon. Billy Connolly (40’); Scottish comedian, actor started a humble folk singer. Sexually abused by his catholic father between the ages of 10 and 15. Abandoned by his mother and brought up by aunts. Billy married psychologist/comedian Pamela Stephenson and retains a deep distrust of Catholic church. Edie Sedgwick; Model, socialite, heiress and Warhol’s muse. Coco Chanel; French fashion designer credited with liberating women from the constraining corseted silhouette. Her ambitious drive and opportunism led her into questionable alliances. Harrison Ford; Film actor and producer. One of the highest grossing actors of all time.
“Scientific, a nature lover, critical, just, domestic and political success, public honours, the occult, Revolution, the masses. Unique, unusual, Genius ability. Unusual sexual tendencies. Swift, sudden violence, explosions. Pioneer
Bob Marley brought Reggae to a worldwide audience. Great visionary, whose music revolutionary still permeates the masses, Mia Farrow (06’); Actress and humanitarian. Has thirteen children, some blood and some adopted. Married Frank Sinatra, Andre Previn and Woody Allen. Mia accused Woody of sexual molestation of their daughter in the custody battle after their divorce. Woody eventually married their adopted daughter. Kenny Everett; Comedian and DJ known for his zany and irreverent radio shows, homosexual, died of aids. Eric Clapton; Known for pioneering guitar techniques Mick Jagger; George Lucas; Pioneer, genius, who revolutionised sci-fi film’s and developed own technology in the course of Epic world blockbusters, creating Industrial Light & magic.
Question: How Does Angel Michael Represent Hod (Glory) on Kabbalah's Tree of Life?
On the Tree of Life in Kabbalah (also called "Qabala"), archangels Michael and Raphael work together to oversee the sephirot called "Hod" which means glory and splendour. Here's how Michael represents the quality of Hod in the universe:
Fighting for God's Glory to Prevail
Michael, who leads God's holy angels in spiritual battles between good and evil every day, represents the part of Hod that exemplifies the importance of fighting for God's glory to prevail over sin that can obscure it in this fallen world, believers say.
In her book The Temple of High Magic: Hermetic Initiations in the Western Mystery Tradition, Ina Cüsters-van Bergen writes: "Archangel Michael is the ruling archangel of Hod. ... He is the angel who is connected with the defence of light and truth. Michael is the angel who conquers Satan during the War in Heavens. He is also called the Prince of the Light. ... Michael leads the souls of the justified ones to the eternal light. His major qualities are protection, perfection, and power."
"The Archangel of Hod is Michael, the great Guardian who holds at bay the forces of the Underworld," writes Gareth Knight in his book A Practical Guide to Qabalistic Symbolism. "This archangel is the one to be called upon when assaulted by danger or unbalanced force of any nature, including the up rush of averse and demonic aspects within oneself."
People who are meditating on Michael's role expressing Hod often picture him with fire. "The Element of fire is that Element which transmutes forms to a higher level and so is associated with Michael by reason of the fact that he deals similarly with unregenerate forms and forces," Knight writes. "Fire is the purging Element as Michael is the purging Archangel."
Helping People Discover God's Will
As Michael inspires people to focus on God's beauty, they can discover more about the splendour of God's will for their lives.
"Michael teaches about the development of will, to stand fearless in the face of danger when doing our divine will," writes Christopher Penczak in his book Ascension Magick: Ritual, Myth & Healing for the New Aeon. "Modern practitioners call upon him to release unwanted spirit attachments during healing sessions. Qabalistically, Michael has been associated with both the sphere of Tiphareth (Sun) and of Hod (Mercury). Most texts say he rules one sphere and co-rules the other, jointly with Raphael, showing his association with healing."
In his book Crystal Balls & Crystal Bowls: Tools for Ancient Scrying & Modern Seership, Ted Andrews writes that, while expressing Hod, Michael can give people information about: "Truth and dishonesty, communication, business wheeling and dealing, education, scientific knowledge and endeavors."
Knight writes in A Practical Guide to Qabalistic Symbolism that "... ignorance is the breeding ground of much evil, and that ignorance is dispersed by the light of the mind in Hod. Thus the attribution of Michael, the Disperser of the Forces of Darkness, is a correct one."
Working With Raphael
Archangel Michael and archangel Raphael work together as a team to express Hod in the world, say believers.
"There are two archangels attributed to Hod: Raphael and Michael," writes Ellen Cannon Reed in her book The Witches Qabala: The Pagan Path and the Tree of Life. "Hod is situated directly below Geburah, home of Khamael, defender of the wronged and protector of the weak. Michael is also a defender, especially on psychic planes. Raphael, however, is the healer of psychic wounds, and of Air, which represents the intellect. He, therefore, has a rightful place in this sphere. The striving for knowledge can place us in danger, psychically, and it is good at these times to have mighty Michael on your side. Should these explorations result in psychic hurts, however, it is good to have Raphael. The archangel you invoke depends, again, on the work you are doing."
As a first step, there is no need to go further than simply to discover how to cultivate the experience of being at ease and at peace. This usually leads to a feeling of open heartedness. When such a feeling happens, we can associate it with the name: Michael. Through repetition, this association can be created in a short time so that all we need do is think of the name Michael, and our mood rapidly shifts. (Be sure to keep the association with Archangel Michael, a vision we will develop, rather than to any human Michael you may know.) The experience of this archangel is not like having someone else in the room, it is more the experience that would be expressed by saying: “I am feeling open and loving right now,”
The point is not that someone must “believe” in angels to embrace the potential empowerment of dwelling in certain mind states. Just as there are well-known placebo effects in medicine that can be stimulated through the use of imagination, so too is there an opportunity for invoking our own hidden potentials by taking on practices that strengthen our attitudes, moods, convictions and other powerful states of mind.
So, the archangel Michael is associated with acts of loving-kindness. We see in the Torah that one of Michael’s tasks was to inform Abraham and Sarah of the upcoming birth of their son Isaac. This birth was considered a miracle, as both parents were both quite advanced in age—Abraham being one hundred years old, and Sarah ninety.
Michael ~ Archangel associated with Hod and with the sphere of the planet Mercury Archangel associated with the South and with Fire Angel ruling the Sun and Sunday Angel of sixth quinance of Aquarius and Angel by night of the Seven of Swords Associated Biblical verse (Ps. 21:7)
Sigils’ of Arch Angel Michael
An inscribed or painted symbol considered having magical power. Late Middle English: from Late Latin sigillum 'sign'.
The word today usually denotes a magical sigil; a glyph used in ritual or approved magick as a focus, or for summoning angels, demons, or spirits. Seal or signature of an angel, spirit, or demon was thought to contain the essence of that being’s name, and give one power to summon that entity. These sigils are often to be concealed.
Words on the outer ring.
Michael = who is like God?
Athanatos = eternal
Athanatos = eternal
Saday = field or battlefield of Earth
Sabaoth = the army of God
Sabaoth = the army of God
immortality on the field of battle for the armies in the likeness of god
Message from Archangel Michael: The situation that’s concerning you can improve with Archangel Michael’s help. This card serves as a reminder that it’s never too late to get the angels involved, and their assistance will improve everything immediately… including giving you inner peace, new ideas, and insights. Michael will help you in ingenious and unexpected ways, so be open to miracles that take on surprising forms.
Possible Meanings of This Card: Know that you’re powerful – you’re not a victim • Release any blame for yourself or others • Focus upon solutions, not problems • Allow other people to help you • Keep an open mind to alternative solutions
Archangel Michael, thank you for assisting me with [describe the situation]. Please help me be filled with faith and peace at all times.
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Peace and Love
Edited by Optiks Hamilton
(1) Nick Anthony Fiorenza http://www.lunarplanner.com
(2) Star Names by Richard Hinckley Allen, 1889.
(4) Brady's book of Fixed Stars by Bernadette Brady