21 The Healer

No matter what god or higher power you believe in, we are all part of a collective consciousness, both in this world and the next. Whether your reading comes from tarot, angels or archetype cards we are delving into that collective consciousness. If you are present with a psychic or clairvoyant who has strong connections, you may be connected to individuals but more likely you will be communicating with part of this universal energy which connects us all. Much of the connection comes through our own energies and this is particularly true of online readings.

Upright Meanings: good health, learning from past failure, courage, backbone, ongoing battle, guarded, close to success, wounded, nearly there, not working out as planned, fatigue, fight your corner, last stand, drained of energy, battle weary, perseverance, persistence, holding out, obstinacy, setbacks, expecting trouble, victory, gather your strength

Reversed Meanings: rigid, stalemate, chronic fatigue, refusing to compromise/ give in, giving up, no fight left, falling at the final hurdle, weakness, adversity, retreat, obstinate, ill-health, unexpected trouble, lack of courage/ persistence/ perseverance/ backbone, dropping your guard, not learning from past, stubborn, last one standing, withdrawal

Healing, both physically and mentally, are prominent with this card but it can also mean the healing of a rift or feud. This archetype coms to us when we simply don’t feel whole, that something is wrong or missing in our lives. There is nothing negative when reversed. It is no way implies ill health is about to descend. It simply asks that we act now and not wait in the hope that the situation will resolve itself.

The angel associated with The Healer is The Archangel Raphael

Belonging to the REALM: Heaven of Form , The Archangel Raphael is in the group known as Archangels.
ANGELIC FUNCTION: Angel of healing through joy
GIFTS FOR THE EARTH: He can help us to seek the gift of healing; he shows us ways to heal ourselves; he helps us find the healing in nature and universal energy

Raphael is responsible for healing the earth and its inhabitants. He is credited with healing Abraham after he was circumcised and is the angel who handed Moses a book of all the herbs which exist to heal maladies. The Book of Tobias in the Old Testament relates how Raphael healed Tobias’s father of blindness with an ointment made from the burned gall-bladder of a large fish. Raphael is variously known as the Overseer of the Evening Winds, Guardian of the Tree of Life in the Garden of Eden, Angel of Repentance, Prayer, Love, Joy and Light. He is the Angel of Healing, Science and Knowledge. He is also called the Angel of Providence who watches over all humanity.

His name means ‘Divine Healer’ or ‘God Heals’. Raphael is the spiritual source behind all cures, and as a messenger of Divine Providence he brings healing to all who seek wholeness. He stands for the definitive, essential cure to all ills, which is the return to the Source. Raphael assists us to heal our bodies, minds and hearts. He helps us to achieve health and wholeness. He offers to help all who suffer and need healing, and whenever possible alleviates pain. When we open our hearts to healing, Raphael guides us to the healers, therapists and counsellors who do their best to help us. As we take more responsibility for our own healing he encourages the healer within each of us who knows what is best for our health and vitality.

He can help us to see the healing lessons in illness and to understand what suffering can teach us about ourselves. When we choose a healthy path his spirit guides us to attain maximum health.

As we transform our wounded minds and hearts we come close to touching Raphael’s wings and gaining access to his Divine gifts. He is always available to guide us to wholeness and harmony. We need only wish it for ourselves.

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Complete Book of Tarot: Myths/Archetypes: The Centaur. The Alchemist. The Hermaphrodite. The Transsexual. The Creator. The Artist. The Healer. The Inventor. Hegel’s dialectic.

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Complete Book of Tarot: Myths/Archetypes: The prophet Moses. Pontifex Maximus. Hierophant. High Priest. The deity’s spokesperson. The Holy of Holies (which housed the Ark of the Covenant and the Ten Commandments). Emily Post. The Wizard of Oz.

Angel Insights : No matter how an angel appears to you—in human form or in a divine state—angels tend to manifest in physical form to us at pivotal moments. Angels can materialize in life-and-death situations when you need assistance (an angel might save you from drowning or dying in a car wreck—sometimes in these cases you will not see the angel, only feel their hands pulling you to safety). Angels might show up at a crossroads in your career (an angel in human form might give you wise counsel and encourage you to pursue a certain path, or an angel with wings might appear as you are typing away on a book, signaling you have a potential career as an author). Angels may come around when you desperately need to know you are loved (an angel in human form might visit you like Clarence visited George Bailey and convince you that you are precious and important). Angels may offer their services when you require comfort or courage (an angel in human form might pray with you or hold your hand in a hospital waiting room).

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