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Pendulums: What can they be used for and how can you get the most out of yours

Updated on August 30, 2011

The Traditional Pendulum

Traditionally a pendulum is a tool found within a clock to help keep the time, its a swinging element that is specific in length and weight to allow appropriate time between each swing, thus allowing it to keep time. A more recent development used for the pendulum and is an old divination method, is a pendulum made to swing from a person's hand in directions according to a question asked and how it has been programed by the user. It started by using a string with a wedding ring or needle attached to the end of it and holding it over the stomach of a pregnant woman's stomach to see if she is having a boy or girl. If the thread and needle or ring swung around then you were having a girl and if it swung back and forth then you were having a boy.

Asking the Pendulum or Your Unconscious Self

The most common way to use a pendulum is to ask “it”(this being your spirit guide) yes and no questions and receiving answers that are for your and everyone'snt that is specific in length and weight to allow appropriate time between each swing, thus allowing it to keep time. A more recent development used for the pendulum and is an old divination method, is a pendulum made to swing from a person's hand in directions according to a question asked and how it has been programed by the user. It started by using a string with a wedding ring or needle attached to the end of it and holding it over the stomach of a pregnant woman's stomach to see if she is having a boy or girl. If the thread and needle or ring swung around then you were having a girl and if it swung back and forth then you were having a boy.

The new age method of using a crystal pendulum consists of asking your spirit guide to allow the answers. When asking your pendulum the "yes" can be seen as a clockwise circle motion and the "no" is seen as a back and forth motion, but this can be different per individual so it is important to ask your guide for guidance and protection and then ask it to see a “yes” and then a “no”. If there is no response or the answer seems confusing or not quite a yes or no, there can also be a “maybe” answer. Another way to use the pendulum if you are missing items that need to be found is to draw yourself a map of your home or where the item is missing and slowly hold the pendulum over each area of the home map and then you can look where it has pointed you or circles over.

Cleansing Your Pendulum

An important note to remember is that sometimes you can influence the pendulum by thinking the answer while waiting for the answer. Your energy is being used to influence the pendulum so the true answer may not come through. So it becomes necessary to do a short meditation before you begin asking an important question, asking that your guide to protect you and that all answers be for the highest good for all involved. Envision yourself in a bubble of white light and “ground yourself” by saying “I am grounded to the earth, I am putting down my roots”. Then after you've asked the question think to yourself or repeat to yourself “I will that I will for my will” until you are no longer influencing the crystal or the pendulum. Then wait for your answer and keep an open mind. Cleansing your crystal pendulum is also necessary to remove any old or negative energies from the pendulum. Soak your crystal pendulum in a bowl of salt water over night preferably to cleanse before using.


One method, when you seek answers from your pendulum is, to use them along with a chart. There are free websites that provide some basic charts and then there are those that are more tailored to the information that you are seeking, usually for a price. The website below is one that I recommend, if you are just starting out. They are free, which is very important in this day and age, and they offer a variety of charts to start with.

Pendulumcharts.com

The charts listed in for free on this website include the following:

  • Alphabet chart
  • Number chart
  • Relationship chart
  • Yes/no charts
  • Health conditions chart
  • 0-100 charts, meant for comparing
  • Blank chart, you can fill in the blanks with whatever you like!

Simply print them out and try them. These can be used personally or can be a great gift for the new age or spiritually minded person in your life, along with a pendulum. The goal of the pendulum is to connect to divine energy and love. For some it is to find the answers to life's intimate and personal spiritual or emotional questions, to release any old or negative patterns. In any matter, it is to be used for the highest good and to help attain a state of meditation, self-reflection and re-evaluation.

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    • Mrs. J. B. profile image

      Mrs. J. B. 

      7 years ago from Southern California

      Thank You for the information. I am going to give it a try tonight since it is a full moon. Smile. I will let you know how it goes.

    • Steph0596 profile imageAUTHOR

      Steph0596 

      7 years ago from Ontario

      Thank you so much, its a favorite of mine too! The charts are really worth the purchase, I have ordered some but so far have been using the free one, it really works well. At first I wondered how it could possibly work but I was able to meet Kathy Trew in person and she was able to show us how to do it, it's so simple and yet effective in answering all questions according to the charts. There are also some on past lives and guides and connecting with the divine, of course these are heavier topics so she hasn't got them on her site yet but if you are interested send her an email.

      Thanks again:)

    • Mrs. J. B. profile image

      Mrs. J. B. 

      7 years ago from Southern California

      Fascinating, interesting and a topic I love.

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