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Learning the magic of your pendulum

The more time you spend practicing and honing your craft with the pendulum the more in-tune with it you will become. It is important to cleanse your pendulum after you purchase it, after you have used it on someone else, it’s not swinging freely or when it has been locked away. You will find it doesn’t work properly if they aren’t cleansed back to their neutral state. Salt, moonlight, selenite, clear quartz, sunlight, soil or sound are all fantastic ways to bring your pendulum back to neutral. Once it’s been cleansed here are some simple steps to begin using your pendulum;

Focus your mind and energy

Free your mind from internal and external noise. Do not multitask, relax and focus your energy on connecting with the pendulum.

Learn your pendulums signals

You need to learn how your pendulum is going to speak to you. This means learning its ‘yes’ and ‘no’. The simplest way to do this is to hold your pendulum in your dominant hand and have the chain between your thumb and index finger. Ask the pendulum “show me a yes’ and ‘show me a no’. Some common ways this can be shown to you includes

  • Back to front (similar to a head nod, which is common for ‘yes’)
  • Side to side (similar to a head shake, which is common for no)
  • Clockwise circle
  • Counterclockwise circle

Treat your pendulum like it’s a part of you that you need to get to know. Take the time to learn about it and let it learn about you.

Verify your signals

When it comes to getting started with your pendulum, you need to verify the trustworthiness of your programmed signals. So before you begin getting to questions you want answers for, do a few simple test questions. These can be as simple as “is the sky blue?” “is my name Jane?”. This will allow you to verify a yes is a yes and a no is a no. If your answers are not coming out right, you need to go back and spend some more time learning your pendulums signals.

Ask your question

Once your programming is done, you can get to the fun stuff – the questions! When asking questions make sure you ask them as specially as you can. The question needs to be able to be answered with a yes or a no.

Your answer

Your pendulum might not give you an answer straight away. Be patient and keep focused on the question at hand. Make sure you put your energy to receive a clear, unbiased answer. When your pendulum begins to swing observe its direction or movement. This is your answer. If the movement is unclear, rephrase the question and ask again. In instances where your pendulum is swinging with great force, it’s answering loudly. Where it lacks force this might be a sign that it’s a less committed response.

When the pendulum swings, look at it – observe its direction. This is your answer. If it doesn’t move right away, give it time, or if it’s unclear what the signal is, try rephrasing the question and do it again. 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. The more you practice, the more you will learn about your pendulum and the type of responses it is giving.

Clear the pendulum

When you’ve received the answer to your question it is important to clear the pendulum. You do this by touching the tip of the stone to the palm of your free hand or on another surface. This will signal to the pendulum that your question has been answered and you’re ready to move on to the next question.

Where to find pendulums

We stock a wide range of pendulums through our crystal store Crystal Vibes Perth. For more information or to check out our range head over to our Instagram page.


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