Pendulum Divination: How to Use a Pendulum

Pendulums are made from a variety of materials including crystals, wood, glass, and metals. They are often used as tools for spiritual healing and inner growth.



  1. Choose A Pendulum:
  2. Allow a pendulum to choose you. If you like the way it looks or feels, it is meant for you.

  3. Cleanse Your Pendulum:
    You may cleanse it by holding it under running cold tap water, soaking it in sea salt, or setting a mental intention to free it of 'picked up energies.'

  1. Understand the Directional Swings of Your Pendulum:
    Pendulums swing in vertical straight lines, horizontal straight lines, and in circular movements.

  2. Define the Directional Swings of Your Pendulum:
    Assign each directional swing a "response" by first asking the pendulum to show you what certain responses look like. Ask: What does a NO look like? What does a YES look like?... and so on.

    • Pendulum Response Examples:

      • vertical swing signifies NO

      • horizontal swing signifies YES

      • circular movement signifies NEUTRAL


  1. Prepare Your Questions:
    A question should be one that can be answered with a positive, negative or neutral response.

    • Good Example Question:
      Will I be offered the job I interviewed for this morning?

      Poor Example Question:
      Will my pregnant cousin deliver a boy or girl?

  1. Set Your Intention:
    It is imperative that you precede your question session with a prayerful request or statement.

    • Example Intention:
      It is my intention to receive truthful answers which will serve the good of all concerned.

  1. Ask Your Questions:
    Be prepared to ask several questions in order to receive enough information to aid you in your quest for answers.


  1. Between Questions:
    Make sure to completely stop any pendulum motion between questions to clear any lingering energies that pertain to the previous question.

Tips:

  1. Accept information only if your instincts assure you it is accurate.

  2. Keep a notebook handy to write down your questions and your pendulum's response.

  3. Each pendulum may have a different response. Likewise, each person must establish their own directional swings before using a pendulum.
  4. Make sure that the pendulums have been cleared of any negative energies before and after each use.