Haniel – Angel Of December
By James Donahue
Haniel is known as the angel that oversees the Month of December. This angel also
is sometimes known as Anael. The name in Hebrew means “Joy of God” or “Grace of God.” This of course
is a fitting name that easily links to the Christmas story.
Some like to associate Haniel among the archangels. While not listed in the Bible,
Haniel is named in Jewish lore and Hebrew angelology, the source of most of what is written about angelic names and their
position among the ruling astral beings.
December is an important month because it is the time of the Winter Solstice, or the day when the Earth tilts it’s farthest from the Sun on the Northern Hemisphere.
From this day, which falls on December 21, every day is filled with more light than the day before. The reign if darkness
is over. Haniel is present to help bring on the light.
December is not only the time of the Christmas festivities, but it is the month of
the celebrations of Hannukah and Kwanzaa, the Jewish and African-American festivities. All three celebrations appear to have
their roots in ancient lore linked to the joy rooted in the return of the Sun.
It is said that Hanael is an angel of generosity. This angel celebrates with us during
this time of gift giving and celebration. It is a time for all humans of every creed and race to join hands and understand
that we are all children of the same creator. It is a season of brotherhood, love and respect for one another.
This is the message from Hanael. It is a message that should be remembered and practiced
by all of us throughout the year.