This week we’re back on track in our alphabetical countdown of the various quartz crystal configurations and metaphysical descriptions. I hope you enjoyed the break we took last week with the guided crystal meditation. If you missed it, you can find it here. I highly recommend taking the time out to try the meditation. It doesn’t take much time and it’s a great way to reconnect with all of your Crystal Friends, those living with you and also those you have not yet met in person.
Transmitters fit into the category of counting faces and edges of faces and are also sometimes described as 7-3-7 crystals. As a reminder of these terms, here’s a picture showing the parts of a crystal:
Transmitters also fit into a little grouping with Channelers and Dow crystals because they are all described by the number of 7-sided faces they have. A Channeler or Channeling crystal has one 7-sided face with a 3-sided face behind it (7-3), a Transmitter has two 7-sided faces separated by a 3-sided face (7-3-7) and a Dow has the limit at three 7-sided faces separated by three 3-sided faces (7-3-7-3-7-3). Here’s a little info-graphic to demonstrate:
So, to describe a Transmitter, it is a crystal with two Channeling faces side by side with a triangle in between (7-3-7). (Here is a link to the blog post on Channeling crystals.) The “front” of the crystal is actually the “three” between the two seven-sided faces.
In a “textbook perfect” Transmitter, the two 7-sided faces will be identical in size. However, more often than not, the two 7-sided faces will be close to the same size, but not exact, like the following crystals:
Sometimes one of the two faces is much larger than the other. I don’t have any pictures of these to share with you because in pictures I would have photographed it from the Channeler orientation. Imagine a Channeler face (the largest face on the crystal is a “7”) and if you counted edges on one of the adjoining faces, it would also be a 7-count, (making it technically a Transmitter) but much smaller than the Channeling face. In this type of crystal, the orientation is Channeler face: front. (Remember, in a “typical” Transmitter, the 3 between the two 7’s is the crystals’ front.) I call these Transmitter crystals which have a much more prominent Channeler face and very small second “7” face: “Transmitters with a Channeler orientation”.
Here are some more pictures so you can get a feel for counting edges of faces. Try counting this one without the diagramming.
Were you able to locate all the edges? Here’s the same picture with edges diagrammed:
When counting edges of faces, you have to count carefully. Sometimes one of the edges might be tiny, making them easy to miss. The edges numbered as “1” in the image below are very small and would be easy to miss, and you might not realize you have a Transmitter (or Dow or Eight-Sided face, etc).
Keep in mind it will be much easier to count edges of faces on an actual crystal. In photographs it can sometimes be difficult to tell where the edges are, especially since we are looking at a side view of the faces being counted. When counting on an actual crystal, you would hold the crystal so the face on which you are counting edges will be toward you. As a reminder, to count edges, you would hold a crystal facing you, count the edges, then turn the crystal and count the edges on the next face, and so on until you came back to the first face.
Sometimes the crystal may LOOK like a Transmitter at first glance, but when counting the edges, it doesn’t quite make it, like the crystal below:
These crystals may still have Transmitter-type energies, but technically they wouldn’t be called Transmitters. In crystals like this, I would describe them as “crystals which aren’t technically Transmitters but which have Transmitter energies”. You might not need to name or label your crystals as accurately as I do (in order to describe them for others). It may be enough that you know the type of energy which presents. However, until you are more familiar with energies of a crystal type, it is handy to know the textbook descriptions.
Another area where you might get tripped up if you don’t count carefully is in Dow crystals. Dow crystals have a very familiar look from the top view because of their 3 large symmetrical faces separated by 3 triangles, so at a glance, before counting, you might assume “Dow”. The following crystal is an example of this type of crystal. It is actually a Transmitter by count. If you turned it upright, the “3” face at the bottom of the picture would be the front of the crystal. We already discussed Dow crystals, but now that we have covered Transmitters, you might understand better why Dow crystals are sometimes called Trans-Channelers (they are both a Transmitter and a Channeler).
Transmitters may also present in groups of crystals or even on clusters. Here is a photograph of two crystal groupings, each of which have a Transmitter crystal. As an aside, in the crystal on the right hand side of the photo, the large crystal with the Sigils, is a Channeler (it has 7 edges) and the crystal to the right of that is the Transmitter.
As with the other configurations we have discussed, sometimes a crystal may be missing part of the body and/or face due to crystal Imprints or mine damage. In these cases, if there are enough clues left behind, you may be able to extrapolate to know whether you have a Transmitter, even with parts missing. For example:
So now that you know what a Transmitter is and how to determine if you have one, what kind of energy are you working with? Transmitters work much like Channelers, only double! They help you access higher wisdom, either in the form of your Higher Self or Spirit Guides, or even Angels. Transmitters have a proud, almost mysterious, feel. I picture them as two sentinels standing not quite side-to-side and not quite back-to-back. I like them because their main face is between two diagonals. It’s like standing in front of a triangularly shaped building that has its entrance on the corner where the two sidewalks meet. It is both unexpected and special.
You could choose to meditate with a Transmitter, or build a grid featuring Transmitters in the center and the cardinal directions, or keep one with you in a pocket or pouch to access the double channeling energy whenever you need to tap in.
I hope you have enjoyed this post on Transmitter crystals. Next week we’ll be talking about Trigonic Record Keepers.
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:
TRANSMITTER CRYSTALS (Double Up on Channeler Energies, Access Higher Wisdom) purchase Transmitter crystal
RAINBOWS (Hope and Optimism) purchase Rainbow Crystal 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
See you next week for Trigonic Record Keepers.