Pendulums are ancient dowsing or divination tools. They help us to bring information that your subconscious is already aware of into conscious awareness. A pendulum is simply a chain or string with a weighted object suspended from it, often a crystal. Pendulums are used to help you gain insight on specific questions that you may have and are very simple to use. As with any divination tool, pendulums should only be used to ask questions for yourself and for the highest good. Always use them with respect and wisdom and with highest intention!
How do I know which one to purchase?
The first thing that you want to do is know if it is YOUR pendulum. Like crystals, pendulums will seek you out. You first want to make sure it is clear, and then get it acquainted to your energy. We recommend to first ask the pendulum if it is meant for YOU. If it gives you a YES, keep in mind that some pendulums want to work for YOU only, and others want to help you work with other people! Feel free to ask it YES or NO questions regarding this.
How do I use Pendulums?
To begin, hold the top of the chain with your hand. Some people say that it is best to use your non-dominant hand. You can also put your other hand underneath the crystal weight, palm up. This helps the pendulum to become associated with your energy. Make sure that nothing is interfering with the pendulum and it is held steady. Next, center your energy and focus. We believe that one of the most important things it remained unattached to the outcome of the question as to not influence it. It is only there to help. Also, always remember that you must ask very clear YES or NO questions. Each pendulum has an intuitive language that wishes to share with you, and it will vary. Begin simply by asking it to give you a YES- and then wait for it to move. For example, perhaps a YES moves from left to right. Then ask it to give you a NO, and wait for it to move. The pendulum will swing- maybe it will move in a circle, or back and forth. Be open to any response. Finally, ask it to give you a MAYBE. Maybes or unknowns are sometimes shown by not moving or coming to a stop. Now that you have a language with your pendulum, you can ask it questions.
Okay, I have my pendulum. What else should I know?
Like crystals, pendulums will pick up on other energies, and it is important to remember that this is your tool. If someone else touches or borrows it, make sure to clear it or it may stop responding to your questions. Take time to attune your energy to it, as it will work much better once you do. Pendulums are useful when selecting and working with crystals. It can help you to know which stones to select, when they need to be cleared, and where they should be placed. They are also often used in many forms of energy work, where the pendulum can help to clarify any blocks in the energy flow or chakras.