What Do Angels Look Like?
The Meaning of Angel Appearance and Symbolism
By Amanda Linette Meder
Angels, both Guardian Angels, and Archangels, are known as the beings of Light and existing entirely in the Light of the Divine.
Angels, unlike Spirit Guides and Deceased Loved Ones, have usually not been human, and they are without religion, though they're commonly discussed in Christianity.
The existence of Angels is entirely a manifestation of the belief in Divine love and light, shining down from above and some cultures call Angels, Giants.
Each of us has two or three Guardian Angels, which I like to refer to as personal assistants of grace, love, and connection to the Divine, and we all have access to connect with the Archangel to which we feel speaks directly to us.
As we are multifaceted in our own roles and lessons on earth, our own challenges and struggles, and the unique situations we face - there are Angels to assist us in addressing each one of these areas.
There are Angels of love and compassion, Angels to assist us with greater understanding, Angels to assist us with abundance, protection, healing, and intuition. No matter what the Angel and their unique personal or worldly role, their goal is the same - to imbue each situation with a greater level of Divinity, grace, and love.
Angels help us see things more panoramically, with more gentleness, and with a deeper level of connection.
Connecting with any spirit will help you facilitate a higher level of grace and compassion, but this is the underlying specialty of angels. Where, in the realm of fairies, the underlying service may be joy and lightheartedness.
Angels, are unique in the fact that no matter what their role and what they are present to assist you with, they bring a level of non-judgmental Light and compassion, that is unique to their spiritual origins - of pure Light and Love.
With this said, many people ask, okay, well... what does an Angel look like?
How can I tell the difference between an Angel and another Spiritual Being?
Angels can appear to us in many manners of ways, and while you can certainly sense and feel the presence of an angel, they also have a unique appearance, different from other Spirits - such as Spirit Guides, Fairies, or Loved Ones.
Angels can visit us when we are driving home from work, leaving a strip mall shopping center, having a rough period of the day or during our lives, visiting a spiritual location, assisting someone in the death transition, in meditation, in dreaming, in the knowledge of our hearts and mind, and in many more ways.
The first step is connecting with your Angels is knowing what you’re looking for.
7 Most Common Traits of Angelic Appearances
1. Beings of Light
Often, when you see an Angel, it may just be a flash of light.
As they are beings of Light, Angels, can and do appear as simply that - light only. Blue, pink, green, or white - a flash, a streak, or a ball of light.
If you see a full form Angel, which is common in dreams, in clairvoyant visions, on special occasions, weddings, this being is often surrounded by a halo or glow of light.
They are beings of the Light, and thus, they are embodied and surrounded by Light, and often, project it into the physical realm from time to time.
When I have seen Angels, it has been in places where the Spiritual world is very close - such as in religious locations or at the bedside of someone who is transitioning in death and the glow of an Angel is so bright, it can be hard to ignore!
2. Floating and Lifted
The Realm of the Angels is vibrationally lifted, elevated, and moving very fast; thus, it is as though the Angelic realm is very high above us, and coming down to earth, is like landing a helicopter.
With all that energy - it’s more sensible to hover above the earth, rather than land directly on it. With this said, in order to see an angel, your energy, your emotions, your senses, must in some way be lifting off and up.
This is why they say, raise your energy, to connect.
Perhaps you see in an Angel on a tough day, and their presence is there to lift away your sadness or heavy energy, to provide you with a more elevated sense of being.
Have you been going through a period of difficulty or darkness?
Seeing an angel, in some way, is a sign that this period of emotional and physical heaviness, may be coming to an end.
Angels often appear floating slightly above the ground, to around eye level, as they must lower their energy just enough to be visible to you - if only in Light.
Not heavy enough, or close enough to the physical realm in Spirit (Angels have usually never had a human body), they usually do not land on Earth, as the energy is much too dense to stay and provide you support from their own being and realm.
Angels are the Spiritual Beings of non-judgment.
As such, they often appear to you as not male, not female, but possibly both or either.
Also, Angels are complete beings that have mostly not taken human form - thus they have not been required to ‘choose sides’ that are inherent with selecting a gender. Thus, all Angels embody both male and female characteristics - yin and yang energies, outward and inward, solid and flowing.
While your Angel may appear to you as one gender, such as female, know that this is a sign to you that the feminine energy is something you must embody now to assist you with your situation. Where, your Angel, may also choose another time, and embody as male when outward strength is required in your life.
Sometimes certain Angels will appear as dominantly feminine or dominantly masculine, representing only the qualities they assist with.
Most of the time, but not all, Angels appear with feathered wings.
Their floating and lifted appearance, as though you are being visited by a weightless being, is also symbolic of the presence of wings. Yes, the presence of wings on an Angel is symbolic of their nature - lifted, weightless, and beings of Light only - no density of matter.
If you should see an Angel with wings, they may be of many sizes and colors, which is also a symbol of their meaning and role in your life.
Did an Angel with rounded wings appear once in a dream and then another time, in meditation, you were presented with an Angel with pointed, sharp-edged wings?
Perhaps the first Angel, the Angel of softness, was symbolic of the gentleness required in healing and self-healing, where the second Angel, with sharp-edged wings, was symbolic of the protection that we might need and ask for in a sword or warrior.
Much like the wings, the clothing by which the Angels wear can vary, but is often a long gown, perhaps of white linen, perhaps of satin pink, and this is regardless of gender.
The outfit worn by an Angel is often flowing, loose, and gently touching their body. Sleeves are often long and draping as though the clothes are an extension of softness and grace. No curve is hugged too tightly or too loosely, and no body part is exposed immodestly.
The clothing of an Angel is as though a gentle wind is blowing on their clothing, which is fluid and complete.
The color of the clothing and light can be significant as to the function of the Angel.
Is your Angel wearing an electric blue or is there an electric blue light around them? Perhaps this is Michael, who has been known to appear as blue and is the Angel of Protection.
What about soft pink? This is the color associated with love, and this could be a Guardian Angel around to assist you with this area.
Many humans have commented on the size of Angels. They can be huge. Archangels, such as Michael, Raphael, Ariel, Muriel, and others can be ginormous, appearing as nearly 10-feet tall.
If they should appear to you in this size, know that you are encountering the entire energy of this being.
The size of an Angel has to do with the vast scope and sphere of influence of them- who are guardians of all beings.
Personal Guardian Angels, however, are not less potent than Archangels - not by a long shot - however, their energy is just that: personal. Guardian Angels relate to you on a personal one-on-one level; thus their energy of being is focused, and ‘on your level.’
They need not be huge as their beings are watching over one - and that is you. Guardian Angels are usually more 'human-sized.'
The overall appearance of an Angel is often symbolic in meaning.
Just as with crystals, dreams, and the cards of the tarot, there is symbolism in the traits of the Angel which appears to you.
When you look to an Angel to understand why they have come, do not forget to ask -
What color is this Angel?
What is their age of appearance?
The shape of their wings?
Then evaluate the colors, ages, and sizes, and understand, deeply what these symbols mean to you. As we are each unique beings, as are our own symbols that we use to relate to the inner, and outer, worlds around us.
Does your Angel carry with it any tools or gifts?
If so, this is an indication as to what they have come to assist you with or the tools and gifts that are inherent in your own being.
After interpreting and understanding their appearance of light, lift, neutrality, and presence, hopefully, you may have an improved idea of the overall appearance and qualities of you supporters within the Angelic Realm.
Connecting with and witnessing your Angels can be as simple as gentle practice, openness, and awareness. Begin today - maintain with a watchfulness of unexpected flashes, streams, or balls of light.
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Amanda Linette Meder
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