(Can be Ordered in: 12" by 18", 16" by 24", 24" by 36")
March 20th- June 20th
Angel of the East, color for East is Yellow and the element is air. The name Raphael is Hebrew for, "God Hath Healed." Hence Raphael is the healing angel par excellence. In this system Archangel Raphael is the ruler of the planet Mercury, and therefore also of the two zodiacal signs of Gemini the Twins (Originally the Pillars of the Temple) and Virgo the Heavenly Virgin, who is also Demeter the Earth-Mother. Raphael day of the week is Wednesday. Creatures that vibrate to Raphael's influence include monkeys and squirrels. Birds generally are related to Raphael's influence, particularly the magpie and the lark. Aspen and silver birch trees and all yellow-flowered plants, ferns and 'weeds' are also his. Raphael is the angelic ruler of the season of Spring. The Archangel Raphael is well visualized as a being formed of yellow and golden light. He bears the caduceus staff and has six wings- two at his temples, two at his shoulders, and two at his ankles. He has a Topaz upon his forehead. The elemental creature of the East is the Sylphs of air.