Find out why this celestial being should be your new best friend…
The lesser known (but equally as awesome) Archangel Ariel is associated with April, so there’s no better time than right now to get acquainted with her uplifting energies. She’s thought to help you unleash your inner eco warrior by reconnecting you with Mother Nature, and she will inspire you to get your artistic juices flowing. What’s more, if you need a push to start something new and want to release any fears that are stopping you, she’s a powerhouse of strength and courage. Read on to get aquainted with this angel of the month and discover how she can enlighten your life…
Awaken to nature’s vibes
All angels care about the Earth, but Ariel is specifically assigned to look after fauna and flora – she is the patron of wild animals, and it’s thought that whenever you spot a creature in their habitat, Ariel isn’t far away. She’s said to help you feel in tune with the big outdoors and by linking in with this energy, you can ignite a blissful feeling of inner peace and harmony. Anywhere outside is the best place to communicate with her, although you can ask to feel her presence wherever you are. If you’ve always wanted to connect with the fairies or other elementals, seek out Ariel as your guide. She’ll help you navigate through the spirit realm to meet the benevolent beings who populate gardens, parks, flowers, trees and bodies of water.
Find a favourite spot outdoors – this could be underneath a tree or a bench in a park. Take your shoes off and place your bare feet on the floor. Ground yourself by taking your attention to your toes and try to feel the life force inside your body. Then say aloud (or in your head if you’re worried about being heard by any passer-bys!):
“Blessed Ariel, please show me how to serve the earth and all its creatures.
I ask that you welcome me into the magical realm of the fairies so that I can become a friend of the elementals.
Please help me be open to visions and messages from the magical realm.”
Discover your inner artist
Ariel belongs to the order of angels called ‘virtues’, whose job it is to inspire us humans to make great art, literature and music. To help develop your self-expression, call on her for an extra creative push.
Set out a large piece of paper and your favourite drawing material in front of you. Centre yourself by closing your eyes and focusing your attention on your heart area. Say out loud,
“Blessed Ariel, please help unblock all that is in the way of my artistic energies.”
Then, pick up your paints, pencils or crayons and get scribbling! Don’t think too much about which colours to use or what you’re drawing – let Ariel guide you. She is also thought to send you ideas through your dreams, so keep a note of any unusual images, symbols or visions and see if you can incorporate them into your artwork. You don’t have to show anyone your creations – it’s a chance for you to channel some celestial wisdom and to express the essence of your soul on paper, which is incredibly therapeutic.
Learn to be brave
If you’re the kind of person who says ‘yes’ when you really mean ‘no’, try working with Ariel’s energies to help stop your people-pleasing ways. It’s easy to get into the mindset that you will be rejected if you refuse to help someone, but this is very rarely the case. It’s far more beneficial to yourself – and to those around you – if you are upfront and honest about your feelings and capabilities.
As Ariel is a mighty and powerful being, and is often associated with the lion (her name translates as ‘lion of god’), she has many attributes associated with the majestic beast such as courage and honour. In times of trouble, when you don’t feel brave enough to follow your dreams or live by your convictions, ask her for assistance with this invocation:
“Blessed Ariel, please give me the encouragement and support I need as I work to reach the goals I have in my heart.
Give me the strength to speak my truth with kindness and to know that I am worthy of love no matter what.”
Intuitive Tara LaDue explains how Archangel Ariel sends her divine signs every day…
“Ariel is a feminine, gentle being. If I close my eyes and focus on my third eye (in between my eyebrows), she is the first angel to appear to me. I often see her dancing in pink flares of light. “As she’s the protector of animals and nature, I have called on her to help heal my Mum’s dog of her seizures! Sometimes when I am out in nature, I will ask Ariel to send me a divine message – usually she shows me feathers and pretty stones at the beach, but recently I was driving down Sunset Blvd in the Pacific Palisades and I saw three deer off to the right in some grass. Cars were whizzing past and I was shocked to see them there – so I pulled over to watch them. They seemed completely unfazed that they were on a busy Los Angeles street! I think the best way to discover if Ariel is near you is to ask her for help and watch what happens. “I always try to be completely open and aware of my surroundings. Whenever I see flowers I’ve never seen before, or I spot an animal in a place where they normally wouldn’t be, I feel this is a sign from Ariel that I am loved and looked after. I recently had a praying mantis attached to my car for four days in a row! I drove around and each time I got out of my car she was still there. I named her Hope.”
For more information about Tara, visit serenityoftheangels.com
Ariel at a glance
Even though celestial beings are androgynous, it’s thought that Ariel appears more often as female than male. Here are some other fun facts about her:
COLOUR: PALE PINK
ZODIAC SIGN: ARIES
MONTH OF THE YEAR: APRIL
ANGEL COUNTERPART: RAPHAEL
CRYSTAL: ROSE QUARTZ