Every incarnate (you and me) has a circle of guides. First, there are four guides that are usually present for your entire lifetime, there can also be more.
One of these guides is known as a ‘Spirit Guide’. Two are Arch Angels and the fourth can be an Ascended Master and/or a Spirit Animal.
As said many times before, people will have more because they want both.
There are of course guides that come and go throughout the duration of your life but we’re only focusing on those that are present for the entire duration of our incarnation.