Do you sometimes wish you had a guardian angel, one whom you could call upon in times of crisis? Around the world there's a growing interest in Angels if the amount of books in the bookstores is anything to go by. Contacting the Angelic world is not as difficult as you might imagine. Take an A4 size piece of cardboard, draw an exact square. In the top left corner write the word Air, in the right hand corner the word Water. In bottom left write the word Earth and in the bottom right the Word Fire. In the centre of your square construct a circle and within this circle draw your own Astrological sign. It's upon this you will begin your meditations and in following the guidelines given be guided towards your very own 'guardian angel'.
Aries: Visualise the colour red as you gaze upon your symbol of the Ram. As the colour builds up in your mind relax and allow the Angel of Aries to appear. Say the words: Stabilia Instabilit. You'll be welcomed into the arms of a loving being. Allow this being to hold you tightly. You will then be taken you by the hand into a desert - like environment. Follow your angel.
Taurus: Visualise the colours red-orange as you gaze upon your symbol of the Bull. Sooner than you think a curtain will fall over your image and as it does say the words: Sacra Inflat. As the curtain lifts you will be greeted by the Angel of Taurus sitting on a throne holding what will appear a bunch of keys. You will be offered these keys, accept them.
Gemini: Visualise the colour orange as you gaze upon your symbol of the Twins. As your image distorts say the words: Ivium Vitae. You will hear the sounds of conversation and will be confronted by two figures holding hands. The Angel's of Gemini will ask that you listen to their words. When you awaken from your meditations write down everything you remember.
Cancer: Visualise the colours orange-yellow as you gaze upon your symbol of the Crab. When you feel a chill over your shoulder say the words: Impera Tibi. The Angel of Cancer will appear in the guise of an old woman emanating a distinct perfume, beckoning you. Move towards her when you 'sense' her perfume. If you don't 'sense' her perfume do not heed her request. End your meditation.
Leo: Visualise the colour yellow as you gaze upon your drawing of Leo's symbol. When your image seems to glow with its own brilliance say words: Vincit Virtus. The Angel of Leo will appear stepping out of a dancing fairy circle. You will be asked to join in the dance. Accept the invitation.
Virgo: Visualise the colours yellow-green as you gaze upon your glyph for the Virgin. As your imagination takes you to a hilltop say the words: Secreta Investigat. As the Angel of Virgo approaches you'll be surprised to see an old man, not a young virgin. Listen to what he has to say and follow his instructions.
Libra: Visualise the colour green as you gaze upon your drawing of the Scales. Repeat the words: Acquilibratio Rerum three or more times. The Angel of Libra will appear suddenly and disappear just as quickly. Keep repeating the words until the image of your angel becomes stable. When it does ask the question: “What is my purpose?”
Scorpio: Visualise a mixture of colours blue-green-turquoise as you gaze upon the symbol associated with Scorpio. As you feel yourself falling (or rising) repeat the words: Disjungit discrepantia. The Angel of Scorpio will appear on horseback. A hand will be offered for you to ride upon the horse along with your angel. Accept this offer willingly.
Sagittarius: Visualise the colour blue as you lightly gaze upon the symbol of the Centaur. As your eyes begin to close the Angel of Sagittarius will appear holding a cup in either hand asking you to choose. Say the words: Virtutem Infundit three times. Your angel will remind you that nothing exists in isolation. As your angel turns and walks away, follow three steps behind.
Capricorn: Burning musk incense, visualising the colour indigo as you gaze upon the symbol for Capricorn the goat will bring the Angel of Capricorn into your field of vision. You will hear enchanting music in the distance and will turn your head accordingly. As this happens say the words: Simia Dei. As you visualise yourself walking towards this music you should find yourself in a forest filled with fairy folk, some tall, some short. One will come to you, let this happen and do not be afraid for the words given above will protect you.
Aquarius: Visualise the colour violet as you gaze upon your drawing of the symbol associated with the Water bearer. Soon, you will find yourself at a party holding an empty glass with many angels mingling. The Angel of Aquarius will appear by your side offering to refresh your goblet. Say the words: Superum Influx as you accept the offer. As your chalice it will bubble over with light.
Pisces: As you visualise the colours red-violet meditating on the symbol associated with the Fishes of Pisces the scene should become dark and somewhat sombre. Say the words: Regina Animarum. You will feel your body swaying, when you feel this keep repeating the above words. The Angel of Pisces will appear offering both hands to steady you. Accept this offer and you will immediately feel at peace as the energy of your angel flows towards you.
Contacting your Astrological Angel is only one way of entering the Angelic Kingdom, there are others, some personal, some more ritualistic. The words given for your Sun Sign will protect you the colours given will help you. Once contact has been made you should follow your Astrological Angel to wherever you are taken and then you will be handed over to another, more personal 'angel' who will then lead you even further towards your very own Guardian Angel. Be patient and results will be forthcoming. Remembering, the angels have always been there, through good times and bad. It's we who have lost the way.
(c) Thomas Muldoon