Pendulums can be made of different materials, some people using a simple necklace with a crystal or charm at the end. Be sure the bob or bobber – or weight on the end – is not too light or too heavy. It should weigh less than half an ounce. The best shape for the weight – or point – is something that comes to a point. The best length for the pendulum is six inches. You can make your pendulum or buy one.
The pendulum is a tool that is used to communicate with spirit via your higher self or your guides, and this tool can be used to aid you to make decisions about healing. It is a fast and easy way to get answers to problems, and one way that you can confidently make decisions based on a precise method.
An interesting use of your pendulum is to find lost objects, and it can also be used to help you decide if a crystal is the right one for you to use.
If you are a person who has been working on your spiritual growth or psychic gifts, this will be an aid to you.
Pendulum Use … A Simple Pendulum
So why would you want to use a pendulum?
A simple pendulum is a very ordinary little device. What you are doing is communicating with your higher self, and accessing Divine Guidance when you do it.
You do not need to have any sort of spiritual experience to do this, as it will work for you regardless.
As this happens, the overall level of gifts that you have become higher and therefore they are easier to use. This is also a tool that you can utilize to aid you in making decisions about healing.
Gem Stone Pendulum
My favorite type of pendulum is made of crystal, and in particular made from quartz crystal, and these are available at most crystal shops.
You can get them in a variety of different stones. If it has a ring on the chain, or a ball on the end of the chain, that would be perfect, as it helps to have something to hold onto.
They are available to buy in a choice of beautiful natural crystals, and different styles and they are lovely to use.
The reason I suggest ones made one of the quartz crystal varieties, is that using a pendulum made from quartz, is good for picking up the messages coming through, as quartz crystal is a strong amplifier of energy.
They are quite easy to make yourself, so I suggest you may want to make a simple pendulum first, and they can be made quite easily. This way you can start work immediately, and begin using a pendulum.
Any stone that is a shape that is equal on all sides will work. The main thing is to be able to attach it easily, to either a piece of chain or a length of light cord.
If you already have a crystal necklace or pendant, and especially one made from quartz crystal, that would be a good choice. They are that simple to make.
If your pendulum is made from any type of crystal, please remember that it is important to cleanse your crystals regularly.
More About Using A Pendulum
A pendulum basically is made up of a reasonably long chain, around 6-8 inches, with a weight on the end. They come in a variety of stone types, and you will see a number of different types.
Once you start using a pendulum, you might like to buy yourself a proper pendulum. You can do this straight away, or wait until you have become proficient at using it.
Although I have a few pendulums that I have bought, and use regularly, it is quite easy to make a simple pendulum to get you started. It is a very useful tool to have in your collection, and using a pendulum is very helpful to get accurate answers, so it is good to learn to use it.
Although I personally prefer using a pendulum made from crystal, any sort of weight on the end of a string will work.
If you have been developing any gifts, including any type of psychic gifts, such as clairvoyance, use a pendulum in combination with your other gifts. This may help you to get additional answers and guidance from spirit. I also use mine regularly when shopping for my crystals, to aid me to decide which piece is right for me.
Working With Pendulums
I like this Rose Quartz pendulum, as it seems to communicate more easily than the others, perhaps because my guide likes its loving, heart based energy.
Once you have your pendulum you will want to work out its program. Before using a pendulum you need to know its way of communicating its answers to you.
It is important to choose a time to work with your pendulum when you will be undisturbed, and when you have the time to do the process properly.
Approach using a pendulum in a respectful way, and do not do it if you are unwell or over-tired. The reason for this is at these times you may not correctly interpret the answers.
Now you have your pendulum you will want to work with it, to decide its directions.
You are using the pendulum to communicate with spirit, so you may wish to approach this in a reverent way. Your spirit guide is working through your pendulum, and if you have not previously worked with your spirit guide, this may be your way of contacting your spirit guide for the first time.
You will first need to find out how it wants to communicate its answers to you. You will need a “yes”, a “no”, and a “maybe” answer, and if you want, “I don’t want to answer that”.
In order to be sure that your answers are accurate, sit down at a desk or table, so there is support under your elbow.
To begin using a pendulum, hold it in your dominant hand. I like to loop my chain over my index finger with the end of the chain between my thumb and index finger, and the pendulum swinging freely.
Hold it in your hand and quietly ask the question. You want the pendulum to tell you how it shows: yes, no, maybe and I don’t want to answer. If you do not get an answer, perhaps it is not the right time to be working with your pendulum.
I start by saying aloud, “Connect to my higher self.” I feel that by speaking these words, this gives notice to my guides that we are beginning, and lets me know that I have connected.
First you would ask “Please show me yes,” and wait for its response. If the pendulum does not move, it means that you have got no response. In that case simply continue on. Next you ask, “Show me no.”
Some pendulums like to answer that one first. Usually the pendulum will move a certain way. If you get no response to either question you could make a decision and speak it aloud, for example “Yes is …”
In my case the pendulum showed me:
- No as…. moving in a big circle.
- Yes as…. moving backwards and forwards.
- Maybe as…. moving in a tiny circle, similar to yes but barely moving.
- I don’t want to answer… this varies. Sometimes it will move all over the place… or stay perfectly still… not moving at all.
If you are extremely skeptical, you may hold it back from answering. Just relax your mind and tell yourself to allow the process to happen. Then do it again. Most people find they get the answer straight away.
Make A Pendulum Chart
Some people like to make a chart, to aid them in ensuring that their answers are accurate. This is a tried and true method to add to the above, to give you total surety.
Draw a circle and dissect it, showing eight different points on the circle, eight different directions.
Put “Yes” on the top and bottom, “No” to the left and right, “Maybe” on the diagonal one way, and “I don’t want to answer” on the diagonal the other way.
Then instruct the pendulum to show you the answers via the chart. It will work perfectly once you have given the pendulum, which is connecting to your higher self, the instructions.
If you are wondering what type of healing you should have for a health problem, you can utilize your pendulum to get the answer easily and quickly, and they can be used to help you to find lost objects too, as long as you ask the right question.
Once you start to use it you will become adept at getting answers and it will help you to plan your life. If you are a healer and are not sure at any time about what your client needs, by using a pendulum, you may find it easier to make decisions about their treatment.
“We have all a better guide in ourselves if we would attend to it, than any other person can be.” from Mansfield Park by Jane Austen.
Then work up to using it to divine the answers to things you do not know. Over time you will see how accurate the answers are.
You can use your pendulum to aid you in working out answers to all sorts of things. Using a pendulum is really quite simple. One of the things I use my pendulum, or any pendulum for is to choose crystals.
An example of this may be if your intuition prompts you that the stone in front of you may not be what it is labeled. Use your pendulum to get the answer.
You can always borrow one of the shops pendulums, take it to a quiet corner of the shop, then ask the question.
But be aware that you may end up buying it, as that is how I ended up owning the lovely Amethyst one at the top of the page. I made an instant connection with it, and just had to take it home, and it works beautifully, because of course it is made from quartz.
If there are a few stones to choose between, you can use the pendulum to help you to decide the one that will work best, for your highest good. Have fun learning how to use it!