How to use your pendulum

How to use your pendulum

Choosing a pendulum can be overwhelming but should be as simple as picking one up and asking it a few questions to see if you and it fit together. You need to like the look of it and enjoy the feel of it in your hand.

Once you select your pendulum you are ready to begin.

Sit down and get comfortable. Your mind and body should feel relaxed with no stress.

You can rest your elbow on a table in from of you, allowing the pendulum to swing free, or you can hold your arm in a horizontal position, again allowing your pendulum to swing freely.

You do not have to be psychic to use a pendulum. It will guide itself. It is moved by either your thoughts or someone in spirit who works through you, generally your guide.

The first step is to get the feel of the pendulum and how it will move for you.

Pendulum movements:

  • Straight line- side to side or front to back
  • Circles – clockwise or counter clockwise
  • Elliptical motion
  • Some pendulums bob up and down to indicate strong action, usually affirmative

Most questions asked when using a pendulum have Yes or No answers. You must determine the direction your pendulum will take for a Yes and for No.

Hold the pendulum in your hand over your other outstretched palm to steady it’s motion.

Keep your eyes on the point.

Now address the pendulum and say, “Show me ‘Yes’.” It will soon swing in one direction, which could be side to side, back and forth, or circles.

Now say, “Show me ‘No’.” It should swing in the opposite direction.

Be certain the pendulum is not being guided by the movement of your hand or fingers.

Once you have determined the pattern for Yes and No, you are ready to begin.

There are times that the answer is unknown, or the spirit needs more information. At that time, the pendulum will generally swing diagonally or not at all.

The faster the movement, the stronger the energies.

Sometimes a pendulum will appear to bob or dance up and down. This is usually an affirmative response. The point of the pendulum is sometimes called the bobber.

There are generally no rituals involved with pendulum use, though some people hold their pendulum in the palm or their hand before they begin to ‘charge’ it.

When you ask your questions, you may want to record your answers.

Now you are ready to begin asking your questions

Start with something simple such as, Is the sky blue? Or is today Friday?

Once you get the swing of it you can move on to more personal questions.

Remember to ask only yes or no questions and ask the question only once. If you want more information, you might want to use a chart. At this time the pendulum should be about two inches above the chart, or as is comfortable.

If the motion of your pendulum increases, or the circles get large, the energy is increasing, and you can expect change linked to the question you were asking. Pursue further questions to get additional information.

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