Angel expert Chrissie Astell brings you this simple exercise to help you connect to Gabriel when the sky is clear and the stars and moon are out
On star-studded evenings when the moon is bright, it’s a perfect time to connect with the energy of the glorious, beneficent Archangel Gabriel. For, not only is he the mercurial communicator, bringer of guidance and good news and an instigator of new beginnings, but it’s also said he’s the angel of the moon.
For me, this indicates a very strong connection to the feminine. The moon is associated with intuitive wisdom, enhanced insight, and our sixth sense. So, you can work with the universal energies of Gabriel by opening up your third eye chakra and connecting to the gorgeous crystalline silver-white light of the moon.
Working with the angels in this way can be light-hearted and joyful, yet it is also deeply profound spiritual work that needs commitment and honesty.
1 Try connecting to Gabriel when sitting outdoors in the moonlight on a clear evening. Simply bathe in the stillness and beauty. As you breathe peacefully and deeply, observing the aura of the moon, call the name Gabriel three times.
2 Close your eyes feel as if the crystal white light is flooding your body with every breath, imagining yourself merging with the very moonlight itself. Now imagine you are swimming among the stars and feeling their vibrant energy shining within your very essence.
3 Envisage an angelic being coming closer to you now – bright, loving and powerfully present – and ask for guidance in whatever way you need it now.
4 If the moon is new or waxing (growing larger), this is the time to request guidance about your way forward, or to present Gabriel with your projects and ideas to receive divine blessing. If the Moon is full, you can ask for third-eye enhancement and the power of intuitive clarity and insight. If waning, it’s the time to let go of things that are no longer serving your highest good, such as habits or harmful memories.
5 When you’ve said your requests or received guidance, come back into your body by visualising Gabriel blessing you; bring your attention back to your body, where you are seated. Take deep breaths in and out, feeling your weight in the chair and feet upon the ground, and then steadily open your eyes.
6 Thank Gabriel for the gift of angelic presence, and trust your prayers, wishes and aspirations are always heard.