Archangel Tzaphkiel is known as the angel of understanding and compassion. She teaches people how to better understand and love God, themselves, and others. Although angels don't have particular genders, Tzaphkiel is often associated with the feminine energy of mothers because of Tzaphkiel's emphasis on caring.
Here are some signs of Tzaphkiel's presence when she is nearby:
New Spiritual Insights
When Tzpahkiel is nearby, she may bring fresh spiritual understanding to your mind, say believers.
Ina Cüsters-van Bergen and Gareth Knight write in their book The Temple of High Magic: Hermetic Initiations in the Western Mystery Tradition: "Tzaphkiel within ourselves is the piece of our consciousness that watches to ensure that what we are doing conforms to our higher mission as well as to the general interest of the cosmos. Tzaphkiel fits in very well with the divine energy of Binah [part of the Tree of Life in Kabbalah], as this angel watches us like a mother. In this way, Tzaphkiel also forms a bridge between heaven and earth. This angel keeps us conscious of the unseen and unmanifested worlds. Tzaphkiel receives the light of divinity that enables divinity to see itself and becomes all-knowing and all conscious."
In The Angel Bible: The Definitive Guide to Angel Wisdom, Hazel Raven writes that Tzaphqiel "bestows blessings that are designed through faith to increase understanding by imparting wisdom that increases spiritual growth. Archangel Tzaphkiel casts out all that is superficial to spiritual development. She increases insight, mysticism, and discernment."
William G. Gray writes in his book The Ladder of Lights that Tzaphkiel "is the natural patron of meditation and contemplation, to whom we should turn for help and guidance in this highly important mystical practice. As the Eye between the Worlds, Tzaphkiel is able to put us in contact with other spheres than our own."
Another sign of archangel Tzaphkiel's possible presence with you is experiencing calm feelings -- especially after you've prayed for help to calm down when dealing with stress, believers say.
Hazel Raven writes in The Angel Bible: The Definitive Guide to Angel Wisdom that Tzaphkiel "clears blockages and eases tension", "reduces restlessness, irritation and worry" and delights in "bringing peace to a troubled mind."
In her book Birth Angels: Fulfilling Your Life Purpose With the 72 Angels of the Kabbalah, Terah Cox writes that Tzaphkiel "helps to master emotions with thoughts", "helps to be in a rightful place without envy or desire to be someplace else" and "encourages the love of peace and opposes the use of weapons, force, or violence".
Urges to be Compassionate
Archangel Tzaphkiel also may signal her presence in your life by urging you to be compassionate, say believers.
Terah Cox writes in Birth Angels: Fulfilling Your Life Purpose With the 72 Angels of the Kabbalah that Tzaphkiel helps people develop a "willingness to help others", "fosters the tendency to be noble and honorable in actions" and "triggers conscience and conscious responsibility".
In his book Simplified Qabala Magic, Ted Andrews writes that Tzaphkiel and the angels who work with him "can help us to understand the intimate relationship we have with all of Mother Earth and help us to understand that everything we do to Mother Earth will ultimately affect us as well."