How to Recognize Archangel Haniel

Signs of Haniel, Angel of Joy

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Archangel Haniel is known as the angel of joy. She works to direct people who are searching for fulfillment to God, who is the source of all joy. If you’ve become frustrated and disappointed looking for happiness and coming up short, you can turn to Haniel to develop the kind of relationship with God that will bless you with a truly enjoyable life, no matter what circumstances you may encounter. Here are some signs of Haniel’s presence when she is nearby:

Joy Within

Haniel's signature way of communicating with people is by giving them a fresh sense of joy within their souls, believers say.

In her book Encyclopedia of Angels, Spirit Guides and Ascended Masters: A Guide to 200 Celestial Beings to Help, Heal, and Assist You in Everyday Life, Susan Gregg writes: "In an instant, Haniel can change your mood from one of great hopelessness to one of great joy." Gregg adds that Haniel "brings harmony and balance wherever she goes" and "reminds you to find fulfillment from within rather than trying to find happiness from outside yourself. She reminds humans that external joy is fleeting, while the happiness that comes from within is never lost."

Hazel Raven writes in her book The Angel Bible: The Definitive Guide to Angel Wisdom that Haniel "brings emotional freedom, confidence, and inner strength" and "ameliorates emotional turmoil by balancing the emotions".

Haniel rules over all kinds of life's pleasures that give people joy, write Barbara Mark and Trudy Griswold in their book Angelspeake: How to Talk With Your Angels: "The nicest things of life are watched over by Haniel. Beauty, love, happiness, pleasure, and harmony are his domain."

Discovering Something You Especially Enjoy Doing

Haniel may be encouraging you when you derive special joy from doing a particular activity, say believers.

"Haniel brings out hidden talents and helps us to find our true passions," writes Kitty Bishop, Ph.d., in her book The Tao of Mermaids: Unlocking the Universal Code With the Angels and Mermaids. Bishop continues: "Haniel’s presence can be felt as calming, serene energy which enables you to clear out mental and emotional debris. In their place, Haniel brings in passion and purpose. ... Haniel reminds us to let our light shine and that it is only our fear that holds us back from showing the world who we truly are."

In her book Birth Angels: Fulfilling Your Life Purpose With the 72 Angels of the Kabbalah, Terah Cox describes a variety of different ways that Haniel helps people discover something they especially enjoy doing. Cox writes that Haniel: "Gives ascent and intellectual force to a path or work motivated by love and wisdom; enables the works of heaven (higher impulses) to be implanted on Earth (lower planes of manifestation, the body)," "Helps to regain lost liberty and become an unencumbered, 'lightened' being who sees problems or difficulties as opportunities to hone abilities and skills," and "Helps to instill strength, stamina, determination, and a strong sense of self with unlimited possibilities and potentials."

Finding Joy in Relationships

Another sign of Haniel's presence is experiencing surges of joy in your relationships with God and other people, believers say.

Haniel "instills the desire to praise, celebrate, and glorify God in order to reignite the spark of vitality between the human and the divine," writes Cox in Birth Angels.

In her book Angel Healing: Invoking the Healing Power of Angels through Simple Ritual, Claire Nahmad writes: "Haniel teaches us to experience romantic love from a standpoint of poise, balance, and sanity. ... Haniel shows us how to achieve a proper perspective by combining personal love with unconditional love, and unconditional love with the appropriate degree of responsibility to self. She teaches us to embrace wisdom, insight, and stability whilst we enjoy the euphoria of being in love."

Seeing Green or Turquoise Light

If you see green or turquoise light around you, Haniel may be nearby, say, believers. Haniel works within both the green and white angel light rays, which represent healing and prosperity (green) and holiness (white).

In Encyclopedia of Angels, Spirit Guides and Ascended Masters, Gregg writes: "Haniel wears an emerald green robe and has large silvery-gray wings."

Haniel's turquoise light signifies clear perception, writes Raven in The Angel Bible: "Turquoise is a balanced blend of green and blue. It helps to develop our unique individuality. It is the New Age color of the Age of Aquarius that encourages us to seek spiritual knowledge. Haniel is the archangel of divine communication through clear perception. ... Invoke Archangel Haniel’s Turquoise Ray to give you strength and perseverance when you feel weak. ... Turquoise invokes the essence of shunyata, the infinite blue emptiness radiating in all directions, absolutely clear, pristine, and glorious. Through this blue sky stretching out to infinity, we can gain an understanding of the expansiveness and true soul freedom which could be ours if only we did not allow our horizons to become narrow and limited."

Noticing the Moon

Another sign that Haniel may give when communicating with you is drawing your attention to the moon, believers say since she has a special affinity for the moon.

Bishop writes in The Tao of Mermaids that Haniel "helps to connect with divine magic and the powerful cycles of the moon...".

In her book Archangels 101: How to Connect Closely with Archangels Michael, Raphael, Uriel, Gabriel and Others for Healing, Protection, and Guidance, Doreen Virtue writes: "... the archangel Haniel radiates inner qualities outwardly like the full moon. ... Haniel is the angel of the moon, particularly the full moon, akin to a lunar deity. Still, she remains a monotheistic angel faithful to the will and worship of God. It’s very effective to call upon Haniel during the full moon, especially if there’s anything you’d like to release or heal."