How Do I Recognize Archangel Zadkiel?

Signs the Angel of Mercy is Near

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Archangel Zadkiel is known as the angel of mercy. He encourages and motivates people to turn to God for the mercy and forgiveness they need to heal from pain and overcome sin, freeing them to move forward with their lives in healthier ways.

Zadkiel also helps people remember what's most important so they can focus on what matters most in their lives. Is Zadkiel trying to communicate with you? Here are some signs of Zadkiel's presence when he is nearby.

Help Changing Unhealthy Attitudes to Healthy Ones

Zadkiel's signature sign is helping people renew their minds to let go of negativity and focus on the healthy attitudes that God wants them to enjoy, believers say. In the process, Zadkiel helps empower people to develop confidence, discover and fulfill God's purposes for their lives, and build healthy relationships with others.

"Zadkiel helps one to see the divine essence within, as well as to perceive it within others, thus seeing beyond the fragmented, manufactured, or tormented surface appearance into the divine light that is within," writes Helen Hope in her book, "The Destiny Book." "This wonderfully powerful archangel is always there to help us retune our thoughts of negativity and gloom into ones of faith and compassion, which will let in the light, and thus manifest a better world around ourselves. (Positive affirmations are one of his 'tools.')"

In her book, "The Angel Whispered," Jean Barker writes that Zadkiel will "work with you to clear away any emotional toxins from your heart to effect emotional healings, which may occur in miraculous ways. He will also remind us to open our hearts and minds in gratitude for all that we have at present, because only when we are grateful for what we have and where we are will the divine source bring even more to us."

This archangel's position overseeing the planet Jupiter in astrology associates him with an abundance of good attitudes, writes Richard Webster in his book, "Encyclopedia of Angels," "Zadkiel is the ruler of Jupiter ... Because of his association with Jupiter, Zadkiel provides abundance, benevolence, mercy, forgiveness, tolerance, compassion, prosperity, happiness, and good fortune."

It's often while people are praying when Zadkiel helps them renew their minds, writes Belinda Joubert in her book, "AngelSense," "Zadkiel's role is to assist you (while praying) by steadying your conscious mind, and he also helps you to resist the sudden events and powerful emotions that threaten to undermine your confidence and morale. This happens whenever you feel you are at your 'wit’s end' and are going through extreme adversity."

Zadkiel's help for people to develop diplomacy and tolerance can powerfully heal relationships, write Cecily Channer and Damon Brown in their book, "The Complete Idiot's Guide to Connecting with Your Angels." They write, "Zadkiel inspires us to respect our brothers and sisters no matter how different or radical their views may seem. We are all connected to God’s love. When that is realized, it is much easier to be tolerant and diplomatic."

Zadkiel and angels he supervises work within the purple light ray, which represents mercy and transformation. In that capacity, they can give people the spiritual energy they need to change their lives for the better, writes Diana Cooper in her book, "Angel Inspiration: Together, Humans and Angels Have the Power to Change the World," "When you invoke Archangel Zadkiel, he imbues you with the desire and power to free yourself from your negativity and limitation. If you desire to forgive yourself or others, the angels of the violet ray will intercede and purify the cause of the problem, thus releasing all karma."

Seeing Purple or Blue Light

Since Zadkiel leads the angels whose energy corresponds to the purple light ray, his aura is a deep purplish blue. Believers say that people may see purple or blue light nearby when Zadkiel is trying to communicate with them.

In her book, "The Angel Bible: The Definitive Guide to Angel Wisdom," Hazel Raven calls Zadkiel "the guardian of the Violet Flame of spiritual transformation and healing" who "teaches trust in God and the benevolence of God" and "brings comfort in our hour of need."

"Zadkiel's aura is a deep indigo blue and the gemstone/crystal that is associated with him is lapis lazuli," writes Barker in The Angel Whispered. "By holding this stone above your third eye [chakra] while calling on his assistance you open yourself more fully to the divine source."

Help Remembering Something

Zadkiel may also communicate with people by helping them remember something important, say believers.

Zadkiel is "known for his ability to assist humans with memory," writes Barker in "The Angel Whispered." If you have the need to remember or are trying to memorize, ask Zadkiel to assist you."

In "Archangels 101," Virtue writes that "Zadkiel has long been regarded as the 'angel of memory,' who can support students and those who need to remember facts and figures."

The most important subject Zadkiel can help people remember is God's purposes for their lives. Virtue writes: "Zadkiel's dual focus upon forgiveness and memory can help you heal emotional pain from your past. The archangel can work with you on releasing old anger or feelings of victimhood so that you can remember and live your divine life purpose. As you ask Zadkiel for emotional healing, he'll shift your focus away from painful memories and toward the recollection of the beautiful moments of your life."

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Hopler, Whitney. "How Do I Recognize Archangel Zadkiel?" Learn Religions, Jul. 29, 2021, Hopler, Whitney. (2021, July 29). How Do I Recognize Archangel Zadkiel? Retrieved from Hopler, Whitney. "How Do I Recognize Archangel Zadkiel?" Learn Religions. (accessed March 26, 2023).