The Angel of July is Verchiel
July is filled with summer splendours! It's time to stop and savor the everyday miracles that are all around us ~ songbirds, blue skies, flowers, fresh water, butterflies ~ what can we buy that is more precious than any one of these? Our culture makes it easy to be swept up in a current of consumption. And it's nice to live a comfortable existence surrounded by things that give us pleasure. But it's also comforting to realize just how little we truly need. July is a good time to make a list of the things that are absolutely essential to your happiness. How many can be purchased, and how many are so precious that they couldn't be bought at any price? Verchiel will provide the gift of clarity as you create your list of treasures.
The Angel of August is Hamaliel
August is a month for taking it easy. The long, languid days signal that it's time to slow our pace, working in rhythm with the heat, rather than trying to defy its influence upon us. The popular term for this is "going with the flow" ~ and those who have been out of sync with their surroundings know how frustrating it can be to try to swim against the current. Of course, sometimes you have to dive right in and do just that, but often you can reach the same destination by either relinquishing control temporarily to the flow or trying a cross-current approach instead. When you're struggling against something, call on Hamaliel to help you determine the best course of action to reach your goal.
The Angel of September is Uriel
September is a month of metamorphosis. Summer is fading and Autumn is preparing to unfold her glorious colors! This is the perfect time to tackle the neglected things. Perhaps the picket fence or shutters need a fresh coat of paint, or the landscaping needs some sprucing up. Perhaps you've been curious about a class or volunteer opportunity but haven't signed up yet. Or maybe it's something as simple as some phone calls to make or letters to write, reconnecting with people you've been thinking about but just haven't taken the time to contact. Small efforts can have enormous effects. Ask Uriel's wisdom in choosing the things you can do now that will yield the greatest dividends.
The Angel of October is Barbiel
October is the month of breathtaking beauty. Nature dazzles our eyes with one last hurrah before retiring for the Winter, cloaking the trees in vivid hues of burgundy, gold, and orange. The trees' beautiful colors were there all along, but were hidden by a conformity of green. They shed their green uniform to reveal their individual beauty, because the changing season alters their daily dose of sunlight. Circumstances force them to change their colors. The luckiest among us are like the trees ~ when change comes during the seasons of life, they emerge in their own glorious coat-of-many-colors, woven from the threads of both the good and the bad that is cast upon them. Barbiel is at your side when change enters your life, and is ever-present to give the support you need to weather the transformation.
The Angel of November is Adnachiel
November is a month of gratitude. The Thanksgiving holiday is its crowning glory, as families and friends gather to reflect on their material and spiritual abundance. We're so blessed, it's easy to overlook the many things we have to be thankful for ~ our health (and skilled medical care when we need it), our freedom, money enough (and charities to help us should we need a helping hand), our education, our ability to dream and work toward that dream, loved ones to laugh (and cry) with, glorious sunrises and sunsets, our beloved pets. Every life has its sorrows and frustrations ~ it wouldn't be living without them! But dwelling on our blessings can help diminish the effect of the storms we have to endure. As you drift off to sleep, make it a habit to count your blessings ~ you'll have a year of sweet dreams! When you're weathering a storm, call on Adnachiel to help you remember all that you have to be grateful for.
The Angel of December is Anael
December is a month of jubilation! We recognize the brotherhood that exists among all people, kindled by the festivities of Christmas, Hannukah, and Kwanzaa. There's a magic in the air that's almost tangible ~ hands give freely, smiles radiate goodwill and cheer, the best in the human heart blossoms. The holiday celebrations make the month fly by! We're so busy, we may fail to notice how quickly night comes. Then, on the 21st, something wonderful happens. The Winter Solstice arrives, assuring us that though cold weeks await, every day will be filled with more light than the previous one. Perhaps "light" is the gift that December gives us ~ the light of love, the light of joy, the light of giving. We can unwrap the gifts of December anytime throughout the coming year, and Anael is always near to help us undo the ribbons!
The Angel of January is Gabriel
January begins with a celebration of renewal and best wishes for the unwritten pages of the year ahead. But for those who experience the true seasonal winter, this hopeful outlook quickly becomes a succession of short, cold days and long, colder nights! It's time to gather at the fireside and look inward. Take advantage of the long evenings as a chance for rejuvination. Celebrate your true spirit that's impervious to outside influences! Summon Gabriel whenever you feel the light leaving your spirit throughout the year.
The Angel of February is Barchiel
February can test our patience and endurance, but it also brings us a myriad of gifts. Its snowfalls turn our everyday landscape into a sparkling fairyland. St. Valentine's Day, celebrating the power of love (romantic or not), falls right in the middle as a signpost for the spirit. And this month, which can seem like the longest, is actually the shortest! Perhaps February is a lesson in perception, in searching for the positive rather than the negative. Call on Barchiel to help you focus on the positive throughout the year.
The Angel of March is Machidiel
March is a month of opposing forces. It's warm enough for rain one day and cold enough for snow the next ~ but this can be laughed off in the face of brighter days ahead. The sight of the first crocus is cause for celebration! March is an ideal time to reflect on the opposing facets of ourselves. For instance, why do we sometimes give freely and other times seem a bit stingy? Or why do we sometimes face a situation with a sunny dispositon while at other times we have a gloomy outlook? March is a two-faced month, and it invites us to examine our two natures as well. Ask for help from Machidiel for putting your best "face" forward.
The Angel of April is Asmodel
April awakens the spirit in all living things. Its legendary showers wash the landscape with renewal and promise. Golden daffodils confirm that the earth is astir with new life. Trees that had etched the sky with stark branches, suddenly sprout buds that magically become blossoms and leaves. The sleeping earth is awakening! What has been asleep within you, longing to awaken in order for your spirit to thrive? Ask Asmodel to help you uncover the slumbering spirit within you.
The Angel of May is Ambriel
May is a time for preparation and planting. Gardeners reconnect with the earth, tilling and enriching the soil, tucking seeds just beneath the surface and snuggling plants in their beds with a protective cloak of groundcover. The anticipation of the harvest makes all the effort worthwhile. The gardener knows that every plant, if properly nurtured, will yield bounty in the months ahead. Do you have something in your life that needs to be nurtured in order to bloom? Ambriel will bring guidance and wisdom as you devote your attention to it and anticipate the harvest.
The Angel of June is Muriel
June is a month of new beginnings. Graduates face a future of limitless possibilities; young couples leave the altar to begin a lifetime of happiness together. In June, everything is fresh and new! This is reflected in nature, whose new clothes are fashioned of a perfect blend of warm days and cool nights. The Junes in life are to be cherished, for seldom are things in such perfect harmony. The year itself is in balance ~ half of it is past, half lies ahead, you're in the very center. You have a choice: the next six months can follow the same course as the past six ~ or you can forge the path of a new beginning. If you've chosen to embark on a new journey, Muriel will help light your way.
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