The angel is a heraldic symbol for dignity, glory, and honor. It is also a bearer of joyful news. Its original Greek meaning (angelos) is messenger, and they are often seen in prophetic dreams - for example, that foreshadowing the birth of Jesus Christ in Matthew.
In an astrological context, therefore, these radiant 'messengers' might be considered synonymous with the stars, each of good or bad omen.
Many relatively modern theosophical schools of thought have suggested that angelic communication is in reality the higher self attempting to contact the lower. This article is a stub. Please help Symbolism Wiki by expanding it.