Why is Uriel the Archangel of Earth?

The Angel Uriel Works with Nature's Earth Element

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Archangel Uriel is the angel who oversees the element of earth. Credit: D. Sharon Pruitt/Pink Sherbet Photography/Getty Images

God has given several archangels supervisory duties over the four natural elements on Earth, believers say, and the angel who oversees earth is Archangel Uriel. Here's a look at why Uriel is the angel of earth, and how Uriel's primary focus on wisdom ties into working with earth:

Grounding in God's Wisdom

Uriel helps people find their footing on the solid ground of God's wisdom, so they can make decisions based on what's true and reliable in life.

“Uriel is the most earthly of the archangels, and acts as a channel between the earth and the divine," writes Richard Webster in his book Uriel: Communicating with the Archangel for Transformation and Tranquility. "He is in charge of bringing God’s plan into the material world.”

Enlightening people with God's wisdom is Uriel's specialty. In their book 44 Ways to Talk to Your Angel: Connect with the Angels’ Love and Healing Liz Dean and Jayne Wallace write that Uriel, "stands for creativity, inventiveness, problem-solving, and revealing your life path. He is the flash of inspiration that shows the way ahead, the light of spirit that illuminates the truth. His element is earth, and he has long been associated with thunder and earthquakes. As thunder is the sound of lightning, his gift is the flash of knowing, the thunderbolt of realization.”

“Archangel Uriel connects us to God’s infinite wisdom and assists us in focusing upon intellectual pursuits," writes Doreen Virtue in her book Archangels 101: How to Connect Closely with Archangels Michael, Raphael, Gabriel, Uriel, and Others for Healing, Protection, and Guidance.

Down-to-Earth Solutions for Problems

As the angel of the earth element, Uriel also provides practical, down-to-earth guidance that helps people solve problems in their lives.

Webster writes in Uriel: Communicating with the Archangel for Transformation and Tranquility: “Uriel works in an extremely subtle manner, and frequently you’ll discover that he has answered your call by giving you a unique idea that solves your problem.

… he is able to turn situations completely around and give us a fresh perspective. Uriel helps us understand that something that caused enormous disappointment at the time may later be seen as a wonderful blessing.”

“Uriel illuminates our minds with information, ideas, epiphanies, and insights," writes Virtue in Archangels 101: How to Connect Closely with Archangels Michael, Raphael, Gabriel, Uriel, and Others for Healing, Protection, and Guidance. She later adds: "He’s wonderful to call on whenever you need a solution, such as at business meetings, when writing, while studying, or when taking a test. He’ll whisper correct and appropriate answers into your ear, which you’ll receive as words or thoughts that are immediately ‘downloaded’ into your mind. After you ask Uriel for help, notice your thoughts. You can trust what you get as the right answer, directly from the archangel.”

A Stabilizing Force

Just as the earth element represents stability, Uriel acts as a stabilizing force, helping people find peace in their souls and successfully navigate through unstable situations in their lives.

“Archangel Uriel is prepared to help you whenever you need to find inner peace," writes Webster in Uriel: Communicating with the Archangel for Transformation and Tranquility.

"If you find yourself dwelling on past mistakes or on what might have been, or are full of inner turmoil, call on Uriel for help.”

In his book The Angels of Atlantis: 12 Mighty Forces to Transform Your Life Forever, Stewart Pearce writes that Uriel, "represents the union of Heaven and Earth, made manifest through the beauty of the human heart. … It is the magic of the love we may offer another – the act of pure giving free of self-interest. It is the love that transforms and transcends the self, moving us through compassion towards a state of spiritual maturity.”

As the leader of the red angelic light ray, Uriel encourages people to express that compassion through service to God and others.

Uriel also helps people work hard to bring about prosperity in their own lives. “Uriel wants people to prosper and become successful.

Consequently, he is willing to help people who are prepared to work hard and help themselves, to move ahead,” Webster writes in Uriel: Communicating with the Archangel for Transformation and Tranquility.

Part of a prayer in Pearce's book The Angels of Atlantis: 12 Mighty Forces to Transform Your Life Forever describes Uriel's work stabilizing people's lives so they can prosper: "Dear Archangel Uriel, as you are placed in the role of a stabilizing presence here on Earth, please watch over me, so that I may tread the path of gentleness and care. Please teach me to be in the world and not of it, allowing my spiritual gifts to unfold, as well as bringing my material life to abundance…”.

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