Pendulums 102

How to get the truth out of your pendulum.

Clearing Your Pendulum
Before you start using a pendulum, it’s advisable to cleanse it first and charge it with your own energy. The easiest way to cleanse your pendulum for dowsing is to put it on a windowsill in direct sunlight for a day, so it catches the rays of the sun.

The Element of Water is also a great way to cleanse your pendulum. I’ve used a crystal bowl filled with spring water for 24 hours then gently dried it.

People who are gardeners and resonate with the Earth Element can bury their pendulums for a day then gently wipe it off after retrieving them. I employ the Earth Element to clear new crystals I purchase, burying them beside a tree to purify them. Trees have a wonderful Guardian vibration that link Heaven and Earth. Just be sure to mark the area where you’ve buried them.

Any one can use a pendulum, but the main criteria is that you need to start with an open mind.

A pendulum will follow your eyes and emotionally charged thoughts – if you let it.

Charging Your Pendulum
To charge it with your energy, hold the pendulum in your hands, closing your hands around it. Then spend a short time (5 to 15 minutes will be fine) sitting quietly, with your eyes closed, focusing your energy on your pendulum. If you’d like, say a prayer or ask your spirit guides or guardian angels for their support and guidance when using the pendulum. Once your pendulum is cleansed and charged, it’s a good idea to keep it somewhere safe. Many people like to wrap their pendulums in silk or pop them in a small velvet bag for safekeeping.

Pendulum Dowsing

  1. Find a quiet place where you will not be disturbed.
  2. With either hand, tap your thymus gland on the top of your breastbone Lightly tap it for 10-15 minutes to temporarily balance the energies of the body which helps increase the accuracy of dowsing. This procedure is known as “tapping in”. Our thymus gland is linked to our 8th Chakra or Shamanic Chakra, which is ½ to 1” above our head.
  3. With the pendulum in one hand, set it swinging in a forward-backward movement.
  4. Cover your naval with your other hand (this links you directly into the center of your subtle energy system in your body or Hara center)
  5. Close your eyes.
  6. Focus on the statement “what is my yes response.”
  7. After a short while, open your eyes and note how the pendulum is moving.
  8. Repeat steps 2 through 5.
  9. Focus on the statement “what is my no response”.
  10. After a short while, open your eyes and note how the pendulum is moving.

Sometimes they can change over time and, if someone else uses or inspects your pendulum, you may need to do it again to reconnect it with your energy.

How To Get Started
Anyone can use a pendulum, but the main criteria is that you need to start with an open mind and put any doubts to one side.

The string, chain or cord of the pendulum should be held between your thumb and forefinger in whichever hand feels most comfortable. Some pendulums have a small metal loop or ring at the top of the chain, which can make it easy to hold.

Ideally the pendulum chain shouldn’t be too long, especially when you’re first getting started, so if it seems too long or of you’ve got excess string or chord, then you can wrap it lightly around your index finger.

When you’re ready to start, sit with your pendulum held between the thumb and forefinger of one hand and run your other hand down the length of the pendulum chain or cord, bringing your hand to rest with the bottom tip of the pendulum in your upturned palm.

The pendulum should now be completely still and you can move the hand away from the bottom of the pendulum. As you move it away, the pendulum will probably start moving. This is perfectly normal.

Try and be as relaxed as possible (the more relaxed your are, the better your flow of energy will be) and sit watching the pendulum whilst it moves or you can close your eyes and open them after a period of time for your answer.

Ask your pendulum out loud or to yourself in your mind, a “yes” or “no” question. As the pendulum moves, you gain answers in response to questions – it is best suited to use to answer ‘yes’ or ‘no’ questions.

If you are new to using a pendulum, ask simple questions you already know the yes/no answer to. This helps to build your confidence in trusting both yourself and using a pendulum for answers.

Pendulum Practice
Because everything is energy, a pendulum will follow your eyes and your thoughts – if you let it. When using a pendulum to determine a yes/no response, your thoughts must be in a neutral mode, and your eyes not focused on the pendulum; rather they should be looking past it. If you focus your eyes directly, and watch it closely, it will swing whichever way you will it to, and the divination will not be accurate.


Our lives are shaped by the choices we make everyday. A pendulum can be a great way to get to the truth on your journey of life and enjoy the ride. Namaste.

General Points To Keep In Mind

  • If you have too much of an emotional investment in a specific possible outcome, accurate answers are unlikely.
  • The questions posed need to have a “yes” or “no” as a possible answer.
  • If you ask a series of questions but seem to be getting nowhere, re-phrase your question. Precise questions work best.

A pendulum is a great way to help you decide if something is good or bad for you whether it be a prescription or food or to help you decide the truth of a personal situation.


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