Born: In Eternity, perhaps on the 24th of March
Professional References as a Messenger:
Appeared to a man called Daniel to whom he showed some mysteries and taught the art of dreams interpretation. From that moment, dreams became as a "official" communication gateway between men and divinities.
In the Talmud, Gabriel prevented Queen Vashti from stripping nude
before King Ahasuerus of Persia and his court. Not because the Angel is a bigot
or prude, but to help Esther to be elected in her place. Perhaps it was
also to prevent the King from having a heart attack, as Vashti had a beautiful
According to a jewish legend, Gabriel has been fired from his position
as God's messenger Who hired Dobiel to replace him. But after a couple of
hunderd years, God and Gabriel came together again and Dobiel was given a new
Announciation of pregnancy to a young virgin called Mary in a remote village of Israel. The consequences of his apparition are still measurable today. Gabriel didn't talk very much. He just said (according to the Scriptures) "Hail Mary full of Grace, you are blessed among womens.." And vanished.
Dictation of 114 sourates to Muhammad. A remake, in the same
neighborhood, but this time Gabriel is definitively more open to talk. His
previous words, as the record shows, were brief. But with Muhammad, he was more
eloquent, dictating to him during 22 years 114 sourates which, assembled in the
Koran, are still the most read book, after the Bible.. Muhammad described
Gabriel as having 140 wings.
The first traces of his name in a human calendar date back to the early Coptic, which established his feast day on the 18th of december. But progressively, this date moved to the 26th of march, according to the first christian bull signed by Pope Benedict XV. Since then, it hasn't moved very much. Today, for instance, it's the 25th of March, celebrating his visitation of Mary.
Since almost 2000 years, Gabriel was sketched by the best painters of all time, if we may say that, as he's... eternal.
St. Gabriel, the Archangel
Feastday: September 29
The bearer of God's secret messages to His chosen ones.
Patron of communications & postal workers
One of the two highest ranking angels. He is the leading angel who stands in the presence of the God/Goddess as a co-ordinator. He is the Archangel of annunciation, humanity, resurrection, heavenly mercy, vengeance, death, revelation, truth, and hope. Bringer of news and heralds the revealing of answers. Maker of changes. He is the Patron Saint of Communications Workers.
The name Gabriel means "Man
of God" or "God Has Shown Himself Mightily." It
appears first in the prophecies of Daniel in the Old Testament. This Angel
announced to Daniel the prophecy of the seventy weeks, (Daniel 9, 21-27). His
name also occurs in the apocryphal book of Henoch. He was the Angel who appeared
to Zechariah to announce the birth of St. John the Baptizer, (Luke 1, 11), the
messenger Angel who announced to Mary that she would bear a Son who would be
conceived of the Holy Spirit, Son of the Most High, and the Saviour of the world,
(Luke 1, 26), and the angel who buried Moses.
Within all of the legends of birthing, Gabriel as been accredited as the angel who selects souls from heaven to be birthed into the material world and spends the nine months as the child is being developed informing the new person of what he or she will need to know on Earth, only to silence the child before birth by pressing his finger onto the child's lips, thus producing the cleft below a person's nose.
Gabriel explained to Daniel his vision of a ram and a billy-goat foretelling Alexander the Great's conquest of Persia and a prophecy foretelling the freeing of the Israelites. In both these cases the Archangel is mentioned by name, but it has also been suggested that Gabriel is the angel who wrestles with Jacob in the form of a man and that he was involved in the destruction of Sodom and Gommorah. Enoch says that Gabriel was sent to destroy the giant children of the fallen 'watchers' and did so by turning them against each other In 'Paradise Lost'.
It was Gabriel who dictated the Koran to Muhammad, and according to Babylonian legend, Gabriel fell from grace for not obeying a command exactly as given and remained outside the heavenly curtain for a time.
Gabriel is the angel of the moon who brings man the gift of hope. He is the spirit of truth and the prince of justice. He is the alchemy of psychism, intuition, and receptivity.
According to legend, it is
Gabriel who will blow the horn announcing the second coming of Christ.
Gabriel is the Governor of the West and the element of Water. Ruler of Monday, psychic gifts, intuition, visions, magick, clairvoyance, scrying, astral travel, herbal medicine, the cycles of women, and female aspects of men. His symbols are the lily and the trumpet, and his stone is the moonstone.
candle colors are silver, white and blue.
Gabriel's color energies are white, silver, rose, blue, crystal, and scarlet.
Invoke Gabriel in the west for stronger powers of intuition and psychic gifts.