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Raphael, Archangel. Standard Hebrew,
"God has healed", "God Heals", "God,
Please Heal", and many other combinations of the
two words. An Archangel of Judaism and Christianity,
who performs all manner of healing. The Hebrew word
for a doctor of medicine is Rophe connected to the same
root word as Raphael. Raphael is sometimes shown (usually
on medallions) as standing atop a large fish or holding
a caught fish at the end of a line.
Appears as a young man dressed in a flowing yellow
cloak and bodice. Also, as with the Greek God Hermes,
wears winged hat and sandals. He carry's a caduceus.(The
Pillars of Tubal-Cain p256. - Nigel Jackson & Michael
Howard, Capall Bann Publishing. UK. 2003).
Remember Angels are personal to you and tend to correspond
to your mental image of them.
The Tarot Card related to the Archangel Raphael and
the planet Mercury is the Magician or Magus (I), The
Lovers (VI) and the Hermit (VIIII)
The Magician symbolises the true power of magic, the
ability to cause and influence events. The Lover card
is governed by Thoth, hermes and mecury, each signifying
the power of mentality. The hermit re[resents a search,
a search for the soul. (The Prediction
Book of The Tarot. - page 68,82 & 91- Madeline Montalban.
Javelin Books UK. 1986.)