However a new book makes the startling claim that each star sign is paired with an archangel – a heavenly being who can be called upon to help if you have difficulties or need guidance.
Angel therapist Doreen Virtue and astrologer Yasmin Boland have teamed up to explain how your star chart interacts with each archangel in a new book.
While your own zodiac angel can give you a deeper understanding of yourself, you can also call upon any of the archangels for help depending on what you need.
Your angel is: Ariel
Aries is associated with spring. Ariel is associated with the outdoors so they make a good pair.
Ariel is the angel who helps people to make things happen in life so you can appeal to Ariel to help achieve your dreams, particularly if you’re looking to improve relationships.
Those born under the sign of Aries tend to rush around and are at times selfish so if you’re aware that you need to slow down or feel your ego is taking over call upon Ariel to remind you to think about how others are feeling.
Your angel is: Zadkiel
Gemini is the lighthearted flirt of the zodiac and Zadkiel is all about forgiveness.
If you know you’re being too superficial or flighty and don’t have a strong enough connection with the people in your life, he can help.
Similarly if you have had a big argument with someone, ask Zadkiel to assist with forgiveness.
Geminis have a tendency to follow their heads more than their hearts. Connecting with Zadkiel can reconnect you with your emotional centre.
Your angel is: Gabriel
This star sign and the angel are both associated with parenting. If you are trying to get pregnant ask Gabriel for help with conception.
While Cancerians are very good at managing money, Gabriel will also help you to seek your fortune, particularly if you’re an artist or writer.
Cancerians are naturally nurturing so if you want to have a happier home life or need more time to nurture yourself, these are things Gabriel can assist with.
Your angel is: Raziel
Leos are associated with drama and showmanship and the angel Raziel is equally flamboyant.
Leos are fun to be around and can be magnanimous and generous but also have a tendency to hog the limelight.
If this is true of you then ask Raziel for help. In fact anyone can appeal to Raziel if their confidence or ego is spiralling out of control.
If you have a relationship that needs healing or a phobia you want to overcome then talk to Raziel.
Your angel is: Metatron
Archangel Metatron is associated with healing and clearing away bad energy.
Virgos are good at confronting problems and issues and Metatron takes this confrontational energy and turns it into something positive.
If you want to analyse a difficult situation and come to the right conclusion, Metatron will point you in the best direction. Metatron is also useful if you are feeling self-critical.
Virgos are natural worriers and Metatron’s healing energy can clear away bad feeling.
Your angel is: Jophiel
Librans are often trying to strike a balance in life and Jophiel can help if you feel out of kilter.
He is often called the feng shui angel because he helps to clear out clutter, both in your house and mental clutter that stops you achieving your dreams.
Librans can have low self-esteem and Jophiel can help them see the beauty in life and themselves. For matters of the heart or if you have a tumultuous love life, call on Jophiel for assistance.
Your angel is: Jeremiel
The deepest and darkest of all the signs, Scorpio is associated with death, rebirth and passion.
Similarly archangel Jeremiel reminds us that life has both light and dark sides and the most important thing is to get a clear understanding of how you are doing.
If you’re looking to review your life Jeremiel is the angel for you. Scorpios can be paranoid and hold grudges but appealing to Jeremiel can help you let go.
He’s also a good angel to appeal to if you’re looking to increase you psychic abilities.
Your angel is: Raguel
Raguel is a sociable archangel with good, friendly energy great at helping solve disputes. Sagittarians are happy go lucky people but can sometimes be accused of talking too much and not having enough substance so Raguel can help tone down over-enthusiasm.
Invoke Raguel if you are looking to reignite some old friendships or forget new ones. He’s also great to ask for assistance in the heat of an argument.
Your angel is: Azrael
Azrael is an angel who helps people cross over from life to death. He’s a great angel for helping people come to terms with fear or for those who need to let go of grief.
Capricorns are ambitious, hardworking and practical, often to such an extent that they forget about their emotions. If this is the case and you know you’re being too intellectual then ask Azrael for some grounding energy.
Your angel is: Uriel
The most cerebral of the archangels, Uriel is like a wise old uncle. He is paired with Aquarians, who often live in their heads rather than their hearts.
If you feel uncomfortable with emotions ask Uriel to help you open up. Many Aquarians are obsessed with finding their soulmate.
If this sounds like you, appeal to Uriel. He will offer wisdom and insight and can guide you to select the right partner.
Your angel is: Chamuel
Chamuel is the angel who helps people find things, whether you’ve lost your mobile phone, your way on a journey or your path in life.
If you seek a new source of income, true love or simply want to reconnect with an old friend, Chamuel will help.
If you’re a Taurus, Chamuel can guide you on to the right path and work out what matters. Taureans have expensive tastes so if you’re overly materialistic, Chamuel can help you to get your feet back on the ground.
Your angel is: Sandalphon
Pisces is a dreamy, romantic and mysterious sign. People born under it are associated with music and Sandalphon is the angel of music.
Call upon Sandalphon forhelp to give your creative side a boost or to help you find inner peace when you’re feeling frazzled.
Once you’ve asked for help, listen out for songs as the lyrics could contain the message Sandalphon wants you to hear.
HOW TO ASK FOR HELP
According to Yasmin Boland, communicating with your zodiac angel is simple.
Light a candle and for 10 minutes think about whatever you are seeking. You can also connect with the angel just by asking for help, even if you’re on the go.
Don’t expect a divine voice to reply, instead look for pointers in your everyday life such as coincidences or positive situations that arise. These can be signs that the angels are responding.