How to use a pendulum

Learning to use your pendulum is easy and it won’t take long before you master the skill. Practicing regularly does help, so in the beginning, start with easy questions to get the hang of it.

1. READY YOUR MIND

Free yourself of internal and external noise. Clear your mind of worries. Relax and focus. You may play quiet, nonlyrical music (music without words).

You can also use meditation aids, like candles, incense, and crystals. These are not a requirement and in fact, you can use your pendulum anywhere, anytime.

2 POSITION YOURSELF AND YOUR PENDULUM

Sit up straight and if possible, put both feet flat on the floor. Hold the top bead or fob between your thumb and forefinger. If you prefer, you can hold anywhere along the chain, as long as you leave at least 2 to 3 inches between your fingers and the pendulum’s weight stone.

Arch your wrist slightly, rest your forearm (but not your hand) on something solid, like the edge of a table or arm of a chair. Let the pendulum dangle and hold very still, it’s normal if your hand shakes a little. This won’t affect the outcome.

You only need to do this step once, unless you decide to make changes afterward. Before asking any questions, you must establish signals for each of these answers:
A.Yes
B. No
C. Maybe (which can also be interpreted as “I don’t know” or “I don’t want to say”)

Here are some common, easy-to-read signals that you may choose to use:
– front to back (like a head non-common signal for “yes”)
– side to side (like a head shake common signal for “no”)
– clockwise circle
– counterclockwise circle

4 VERIFY YOUR SIGNALS

To test out your programmed signals, ask a couple of test questions, such as “My name is ……” Or, “Is today Tuesday?” (or Friday, etc.)

Basically, you want to verify that yes is yes and no is no.

If the signals are not coming out right, go back to step 3 and reprogram the pendulum.

5 PROGRAM YOUR PENDULUM’S SOURCE

Include this step every time you use your pendulum. Establish where the answers will come from. If you skip this step, your pendulum will only access your subconscious mind. You really want it to tap into your intuitive, or higher self.

At the beginning of each session, say “I call upon the higher self to answer these questions. I seek only absolutely truthful answers, which are aligned with the highest and greatest good for all concerned.”

Whether you say this out loud or inside your head is up to you. Do what you are comfortable with, and of course, feel free to tailor this language as you see fit

6 ASK YOUR QUESTIONS

Include this step every time you use your pendulum. This is to establish where the answers will come from. If you skip this step, your pendulum will only access your subconscious mind. You really want it to tap into your intuitive or higher self

At the beginning of each session, say “I call upon the higher self to answer these questions. I seek only absolutely truthful answers, which are aligned with the highest and greatest good for all concerned.”

Whether you say this out loud or inside your head is up to you. Do what you are comfortable with, and of course, feel free to tailor this language as you see fit.

7 GETTING YOUR ANSWER

Be patient. Concentrate on your question (closing your eyes may help), but do not concentrate on what you think the answer should or will be.

Remain detached about the answer and focus only on receiving a correct, unbiased answer. When the pendulum swings, look at it – observe its direction. This is your answer.

When the pendulum swings with great force, it’s answering loudly. If it swings with only light force, you can interpret this as a quiet, perhaps less committed response.

8 CLEAR THE PENDULUM

At the end of each question, clear your pendulum by touching its weight onto the palm of your free hand or on another surface.

This signals that your question has been answered and you are ready to move on to the next question

Helpful Tips
1. Relax, enjoy the connection.
2. Be open, neutral and, definitely do not try to predict answers.
3. Be clear in the way you phrase your questions.
4. Be patient, be present.
5. To get a stronger response, say “respond louder please” or “be more clear”.
6. Cup your other hand underneath the point or weight stone to help focus energy

START SLOW AND EASY

Get to know your pendulum by asking light, easy questions that you may not necessarily know the answers to. Here are some ideas:

(You may be surprised by the answers.)
Is it in my best interest to __________?
Is right now a good time for me to use my pendulum?
Is it okay if I call you _____________ ? (pick a name for your pendulum)

Here are some sample questions you can ask:
Is it in my best interest to buy this item?
Will I enjoy the stories in this book?
Will it rain in (name of your town) tomorrow?
Is this a healthy food choice for me to eat at this time?
(ask while holding the pendulum over the food)
Is it in my best interest to attend the (insert event name
here) tomorrow night?

PROTECT YOUR PENDULUM WHEN NOT IN USE

Protect your pendulum when not in use. A great way to do this is to wear it on a neck chain. That way it will receive your energy all day long and will be readily attuned to your body’s energy and vibrational level. Or you can keep it in a pouch, safely protected

IT MAY TAKE TIME TO BECOME COMPETENT

Using a crystal pendulum is easy, and it just is a matter of taking the time to become competent. There are many ways of utilizing your pendulum and
outlined are the simple basics. Once you start to use it you will become adept at getting answers