The Book of Hours
a devotional book made popular in the later middle
Ages, and is the most common type of surviving medieval
illuminated manuscript, which contains a collection
of texts, prayers and psalms, for Christian devotions.
The Books of Hours was traditionally written in Latin
although many were written entirely or partially in
Book of Hours concentrate on the Archangels and give
Hourly, Daily, Weekly and Monthly prayers, and requests
directed to the Planartay Archangels.
typical Book of Hours was developed for lay people
who wished to incorporate elements of their Christian
practices into their daily devotional life.
Each month has its own Archangel or Angel. It is these
angels that teach use the lessons to be leaned that the
season impart. [It appears that those seasons below relate
to the North Hemisphere only. If you wish to work with these
angels it is suggested that the seasons be adjusted to your
Angel of January - Gabriel (AKA: Cambiel)
- Teaches us to take stock of ourselves and our lives. Gabriel
helps us to be honest with ourselves and patient at the
same time. He conveys the wisdom of an elder, and assist
us to seek understanding from lessons which need to be learned.
With this guidance we may establish new objectives for the
Angel of February - Barchiel - The
angel of patience. Barchiel teaches us to wait for Spring
and to appreciate what winter has to offer. Barchiel during
this period will assist us to finalize projects which may
have been started but remain unfinished. He also prepares
us to establish new objectives which we can start in Spring.
The comfort we receive from Barchiel will help us to enjoy
the solitude and quiet of the winter.
Angel of March - Machidiel (AKA: Malahidael) - Brings
us physical and mental stamina and courage. Spring is the
period of new birth, spring flowers appear and the darkness
of February starts to lift. It is during this period that
Machidiel will help us to grow more confident and therefore
assist us to move forward. Look to start new projects during
this period as Machidiel will help you to make them successfully
and grow, just as the power of the Suns grows.
Angel of April - Asmodel - The spirit
of rebirth. April is a time for new life to spring forth
and therefore a time for new ventures. We are encouraged
by Asmodel to look and consider new ventures which will
help us grow as a person. This angel teaches us to delight
in each sign of awakening, in nature and in ourselves.
Angel of May - Ambriel (AKA: Ambiel)
- Spring is embodied in this angels rulership. May sees
the Earth grow, trees and shrubs in bloom and the Earth
becomes fruitful. A new cycle of life commences. Ambriel
helps us to develop and realize you inner potential and
give a promise of fulfillment.
Angel of June - Muriel - Helps us flourish
and grow strong. Summer is upon us and Muriel teaches us
to involve yourself with nature and to also continue with
our plans and ambitions we first contemplated during February
and March. Be out in the sunshine, feel the grass under
your bare feet, the soft rain on your face and the scents
of the summer flowers. Let these actions rejuvenate your
body and soul.
Angel of July - Verchiel - It is the
time for leisure and holidays. A time to recharge your batteries,
a time to play. Relaxation is an important lesson here and
Verchiel encourages you to continue to involve yourself
in nature. Appreciate the plants all around you, they will
bring you happiness and joy.
Angel of August - Hamaliel - Is the
angel of perseverance. This is the time to review tasks,
make changes and to re-double your efforts for achievement
and personal success.
Angel of September - Uriel
(AKA: Zuriel) - The summer is drawing
to an end, it is time to continue to push your goals forward.
Uriel is the angel of salvation and encourages us to take
stock, and if required use one final push to achieve your
aims. Uriel will help you to recognize your successes which
may come as a suddenly as a flash of lightening in a summer
Angel of October - Barbiel - Your personal
harvest is here, now is the time to review the achievements
you have accomplished. Is it what you wanted? The angel
Barbiel will help you to see what you have actually accomplished.
He therefore bestows clarity to you actions, honesty and
objectivity to all you have done. This assists us to grow
and understand our current resources.
Angel of November - Adnachiel (AKA: Advachiel) -
Autumn is here and Adnachiel urges us to acknowledge and
appreciate the supporting others may have played in the
accomplishment of our Goals. Relationships during this period
are therefore extremely important.
Angel of December - Anael (AKA: Hanael) -
We may be in the grip of Winter but life is still all around
us and therefore it is a time to give thanks for what has
been achieved and to share our successes with others.
Many thanks for the above text to Sue Harping
- Leeds UK - [No references were supplied with this article
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[If any reader has a similar list for the
angels of the Southern Hemisphere we would appreciate if
this could be supplied, so we may publish the information
to balance the text]
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