LEFT & RIGHT ACTIVATION WINDOWS – Time Links To The Past & Future

right and left activation windowsThis week we’re going to discuss Left and Right Activation Windows in crystals.

To review what we discussed last week, a Window crystal is a crystal with an extra facet. To determine if you have a window, you count the faces.

As we talked about last week, Windows are also called “Time Links”. A Window with an upright diamond (points oriented to north, south, east and west) is simply called a “Window”.

If the diamond (now a parallelogram) is squished sideways and leaning to the right, it is called a Right Activation Window, or Time Link to the Future. If it is squished sideways and leaning left, it is called a Left Activation Window or Time Link to the Past. These “leaning” windows are what we’ll talk about this week.

To recap on how to determine if we have a window, I’ll re-post a little from last week’s post. Here’s a reminder on the parts of a crystal:


When determining whether we have a window, we will be focusing on the SIDES and the FACETS or FACES.

sides and faces

A typical, intact quartz crystal will always have six sides and six facets/faces. If you imagine the sides as “walls” and the facets as “roofs”, each side (wall) will have a corresponding facet (roof).

In the drawing to the left, you can see that each side (wall) has a corresponding facet (roof). If we could turn the crystal, you would find 6 sides and 6 facets, each side topped with a corresponding facet (or face).

The quickest way to determine whether you have a window is to look at the terminating end of the crystal and count faces or facets. If the crystal is intact, and there are 6 facets, you don’t need to proceed, you don’t have a Window.

sides and facesNot all crystals will be uniform like the first illustration. In a less uniform crystal like the drawing to the right,  you will notice that not all faces reach the tip. That’s OK and it is quite common. Generally any face that reaches toward the tip and has a side for its bottom is one of the six faces. A small facet like the triangle in the drawing to the right often tricks people into thinking they have a window when they don’t. It’s important to locate all the facets and determine if there are more than 6 before you decide it is a window.

sides and faces and a windowIf a facet seems to be trapped between two faces and two sides, it is a Window.

Another way to determine which is the Window is: if two adjacent sides (walls) each have their own facet (roof) and they also share a facet (roof), then the shared facet (roof) is the Window.

Of course, as with all crystals, you will find what seem to be exceptions to this, (especially on some of the more difficult crystals to read). It may take some practice to master this skill.

Now, in Left and Right Activation Windows, the diamond is squished. Here is a picture of some Left Activation Windows (Time Links to the Past):

LEFT ACTIVATION WINDOW - Time Link to the Past

As you can see, some of them are very thin and some are a little fatter, but all of them point or lean to the left.

Here is a picture of Right Activation Windows:

RIGHT ACTIVATION WINDOW - Time Link to the Future

Just as with the Left Activation Windows, some of them are very thin and some are a little fatter, but all of these windows point or lean to the right.

I have seen some some references to “left handed crystals” and “right handed crystals”… and they refer to a Left or Right Activation Window being called a left or right handed crystal if it falls to the left or right of the main face… I haven’t found this description to be true for me. Generally to me, wherever the window occurs on the crystal I have found them to have right or left window properties. Also calling them right or left HANDED makes me think of a crystal which you would hold in right or left hand only, and I have found this to be according to the CRYSTAL not the windows present. To me the “activation” is referring to working with activating your left or right brain (logic brain or creative brain).

Left and Right Activation Windows serve basically two functions… One, is a Time Link to the Past/Future, two, is linking us to our Left/Right Brain Functions (left brain is the logical, reasoning, factual mind and right brain is the creative, intuitive, feeling mind). When working with them as time links, you can use them as a portal of sorts to times past or future in THIS lifetime and/or times past or future in OTHER lifetimes.

When working with Left Activation Windows in the capacity of left brain activation, it energetically points to the left brain functions we discussed such as analysis and facts. When working with them for the right brain activation, it energetically points to the right brain functions we discussed such as intuition and creativity. If you find you are more dominant with either right or left brained thinking, you might work with the window crystal linking you to the opposite brain to build a stronger connection there. Once you feel balanced you might keep one of each (right and left activation window crystals) to help maintain that balance.

For working with the windows as Time links, the same logic applies. With Left Activation Windows or Time Links to the Past, the past is generally something we know, something based on facts which have already occurred. Something we have experienced, so it has a form and a logic about it. With Right Activation Windows or Time Links to the Future, the future is generally something we dream about, something based on things which haven’t yet occurred. Since it isn’t something which we have experienced, we can use the future to imagine, create, intuit and dream.

As with diamond shaped Windows or Time Links, you might meditate and work with these different applications. You might use right or left activation window crystals in a grid or carry a right or left activation window crystal in a pocket to remind you of the additional view it affords (whether you are working with linking to past or future time or linking with or tapping into logical or intuitive mind). If you have other ways you have found right or left activation window crystals to be useful, please share in the comments below!

I hope you have enjoyed this discussion of Left and Right Activation Window crystals. Next week we will revisit Enhydro crystals.

Here is a recap of the past posts featuring the metaphysical configurations and links to where you might find these various crystal configurations if you decided you might like to work with them:

LEFT & RIGHT ACTIVATION WINDOWS – Time Links To The Past & Future  purchase Left activation Window   purchase Right activation Window

WINDOW CRYSTALS (Time Links) purchase Window Crystal    read blog post

TRIGONIC RECORD KEEPERS (Soul Retrieval, Transitions and Knowledge)  purchase Trigonic Record Keeper        read blog post

TRANSMITTER CRYSTALS (Double Up on Channeler Energies, Access Higher Wisdom)  purchase Transmitter crystal   read blog post

SCEPTER CRYSTALS (Give Courage to Take action and Connect us to our “True Self”)  purchase Scepter crystal     read blog post

TWIN SOUL or SOUL MATE (Promote Loving Contact and Togetherness)  purchase Twin Soul or Soul Mate     read blog post

SMOKY QUARTZ (For Grounding and Mood Elevating)  purchase Smoky quartz  read blog post

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MANIFESTATION CRYSTAL (Assistance with Attaining Desires)  purchase Manifestation crystal   read blog post

LINEATED FACE CRYSTAL (To Reach Deeper Levels in Meditation) purchase Lineated Face crystal    read blog post

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ISIS FACE (Connect with Goddess Energy) purchase Isis Face crystal     read blog post

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GENERATOR or MERLIN CRYSTALS (For precise, direct, focused energy)  purchase GENERATOR or MERLIN   read blog post

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FAIRY FROST & MIRROR FRACTURES (To connect us to Nature Spirits and to care for Mother Earth) purchase crystal with FAIRY FROST     read blog post

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ETCHED CRYSTALS and SACRED SIGILS (Surface features with special energies.) purchase ETCHED crystal  purchase SIGIL crystal    read blog post

EMPATHIC CRYSTALS (To bring out and amplify compassionate feelings.) purchase EMPATHIC crystal   read blog post

ELESTIAL or ELESTIATED CRYSTAL (To connect with angelic energies.) purchase ELESTIAL crystal   read blog post

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DRUSY (To assist with ideas or thought forms ready to spring forth and grow such as thoughts or dreams, desires or wishes.) purchase DRUSY    read blog post

DOW or TRANS-CHANNELER CRYSTALS (For divine balance, and a connection with the self and Universal Truth.) Note: Dow crystals are rare, and I don’t always have very many of them. Sometimes the ones I have are Dow by count (7-3-7-3-7-3) but have one large 7-sided face (present as a Channeler) or two large 7-sided faces and one small 7 (present as a Transmitter). If you order one, I will let you know at time of purchase what I have available.  purchase DOW or TRANS-CHANNELER crystal     read blog post

DOUBLE TERMINATED CRYSTALS (Useful in any application in which you want the energy to flow in both directions) purchase DOUBLE TERMINATED crystal    read blog post

DOLPHIN CRYSTAL (To encourage teaching in a loving, fun, joyful way, or alternately, to assist one to enjoy learning) purchase Dolphin crystal   read blog post

CURVED CRYSTAL (To assist with flexibility “go with the flow” or to cleanse or brush your aura)  purchase CURVED crystal    read blog post

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CATHEDRAL or LIGHTBRARY CRYSTAL (Raise your vibrational frequency or access Akashic Records)  purchase CATHEDRAL or LIGHTBRARY crystal    read blog post

CHANNELER or CHANNELING CRYSTAL (To access higher wisdom, guides, other-world beings)  purchase CHANNELER crystal    read blog post

BRIDGE or INNER CHILD CRYSTAL (To help Bridge between worlds or help to access your innermost self)  purchase BRIDGE or purchase INNER CHILD    read blog post

BARNACLE QUARTZ CRYSTAL (Wise energy; ‘new souls’ attracted to ‘old soul’ energy)  purchase BARNACLE    read blog post

See you next week when we will revisit Enhydro crystals.


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About Genn

Genn John has been acting as the legs for the Crystal People as the Keeper at Arkansas Crystal Works, an internet-based source for crystals and crystal knowledge, since 1995. Having accepted the honor to be their voice as well, she is the author of Understanding The Crystal People: A Handbook for Lightworkers; a crystal reference book for people who desire to fully understand their connection to the crystal kingdom and who wish to enhance their working knowledge of these majestic beings. Genn has also published a 4 part series of coloring books which are a useful tool for anyone with an interest in learning the anatomical structures of quartz crystals. It features precise, extraordinary hand-drawn designs crafted especially for easy coloring and interactive study. Find the store and more at www.arkansascrystalworks.com, or her blog at www.crystalgenn.com. To connect: email - genn@arkansascrystalworks.com, facebook - https://www.facebook.com/ArkansasCrystalWorks, Instagram - gennjohn or Twitter @GennJohn.

8 Responses to LEFT & RIGHT ACTIVATION WINDOWS – Time Links To The Past & Future

  1. Hello Glenn I have a time link…i am having a problem placing it….i know near the entrance of the door to the house…..is it to be seen by others or do I just work with it hidden…
    Put it up or down on a windowsill or a table…get back with me…its a plus…thank you Gail….gailm6958@gmail.com

  2. Emmy says:

    HellI Genn,

    I seem to own a mystery crystal. It has 8 faces, of which one is clearly a window. 5 of them are quite normal faces. But the last 2… one is a smaller reactangular one, slanting to the right, with underneath another window shaped face, the same size as the real window, just a little bit of to the left. Both the slanted face as the second window are trapped between 2 ordinary faces, like 2 roofs on 1 single wall.. How can I determine which of these 2 belongs to the original 6 faces and which is the extra face? I’m puzzled…

    Thank you for your great informative site!

  3. Diana says:

    Thank you for this information! It’s been hard to find. I have a right leaning window, and now I know what it means!!!

  4. Laura says:

    What if the crystal has both right facing and left facing windows? My quartz crystal has a large right facing window and then a small left facing window. What does the mean and how can i best use it?

    • Genn says:

      Hey Laura! Crystals with both Windows are fairly rare, I really like them! The way I see them is almost like timeless portals through which you can access the past or the future while standing in the present (sort of like having one foot in each, past and present, but anchored in the Now). You might choose to work with the crystal separately (concentrate on the past only initially or future, then switch to the other after you are done)… or you might work with it as a sort of portal to infinity (all of past, present and all future possibilities would be infinity, right)? The sky is the limit. There are as many possibilities as a person could dream up. As a couple of examples: I would see a crystal like this as helping to manifest. You could state your manifestation desire in the present, visit the past and heal any blocks or errant patterns, visit the future and see how this manifesting would appear, and work in the present to bring it to fruition. Another possibility is to work with it to heal a family pattern. While working through the present, heal the issue, then visit the past and future and heal it also in those lineages. Like I said, though, there are unlimited possibilities of how a person might choose to work with this type of crystal. Thanks for a great question! Have fun!

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