Pendulum Basics – How to Use a Pendulum


Pendulum Basics – A Pendulum in its most basic construction is made by suspending an object on the end of a piece of string or chain. Something that is not too large and has a little weight to it so that it can swing or move easily. It can then be used as a divination tool to predict an outcome. Or it may provide simple insight into an event or a topic of concern. It is often used to provide clarity and assist in decision making and to get to the truth of a matter.



A simple pendulum can be made by suspending a ring on a piece of string. You can utilize a jewellery pendant, or make use of a plumb bob from your toolbox. You can also purchase the very popular and effective pendulums that are cut or carved from various types of crystal, and are usually suspended on a light chain. These are available in a variety of shapes. They include balls, teardrops, octagonal points, Egyptian cut, plumb bob, Merkaba, disco balls and miniature wands.

Pendulum Basics – how to use your pendulum.

To use a pendulum, all you need do is to suspend it over, or from between your fingers. It is best if you only have it hanging about 15cms or 6 inches below your fingers. But it’s important to find a length that is comfortable for you. Some people find it helpful to hold their other hand about 3cms or an inch or so under the dangling pendulum. Doing this will complete or create an energy circuit.

Now we’re almost ready to go and all we need to do is to establish a pattern of communication. This is established by asking it, in your head or out loud, “Would you please show me a yes?” The pendulum should now commence moving in some direction. Allow this to build momentum. Once you have recognised and familiarised yourself with this, remember it as your ‘yes’ answer. Now repeat the process to establish your ‘no’ answer. You will usually find that this pattern of answers will be the same as with any other pendulum you use subsequently.

The next step is to satisfy yourself and your pendulum that you can work together. This can be achieved with a few simple questions. Ask, is my name (here use your name)? Will you work with me? If you get a ‘no’ answer for either of these questions, it would be well worth getting another pendulum that will work accurately with you.

Understanding Pendulum Basics.

Pendulums can only respond in yes or no answers, so your questions need to be very specific. For example, if you ask “will it rain today?” – Your answer will be yes. If where you are at that time it is obvious that it will be fine, you could be forgiven for doubting the outcome. Because it is a big world and it’s bound to be raining somewhere. However, if you make it more specific and ask, “Will it rain where I am today?” you will get the proper answer.

Sometimes, but usually rarely, there is no specific answer to a question. Or else the knowledge that would be revealed is in breach of spiritual law. Either way the pendulum will not respond or sits in place vibrating. All you can do at this time is to move on to your next question.

Maybe as a beginner, you still have some doubt as to the validity of the answers given by your pendulum. Or you may be concerned that you are overriding the movement to create the answers you want to receive. If this is the case you can use a blind method to get an accurate answer.

Using a blind method to get an accurate answer.

Place separate pieces of paper, one with the word no and the other with the word yes, into different envelopes. Now shuffle them until you no longer know which one is which. Then place them separately in front of you. Now select one of them and hold your pendulum over it and ask, “Is this the correct answer to my question; and my question is (here ask your question)?” Your pendulum will respond negatively or affirmatively. Now repeat this over the other envelope and then open the positive response envelope to reveal your answer. This is a very accurate way to get to the truth.

If your question relates to a really big issue for you. Or you just want to be doubly certain of the results. Or perhaps to prove the validity of using a pendulum for yourself or to a friend. Use this method: Have a friend shuffle and place the envelopes in place while you are out of their sight and then use the system above. As you have no idea of the contents of the envelopes, you can’t control the outcome! Your true and accurate answer will be revealed.

A pendulum is useful for reaching a decision.

Using a Pendulum is especially helpful when you are having a hard time reaching a decision. Or because you are uncertain of a course to follow. Or you need to choose the better of two desirable choices. You can ask “will ‘x’ be in my highest interest?” And then check by asking the alternate “will ‘y’ be in my highest interest?” Now you no longer need to toss this around as you have revealed your course and can get into action.

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Disclaimer: The outlined metaphysical and healing properties in this website are for inspiration and reference. We gather this information and alleged properties from writings, books, folklore and various other sources. They are also dependent upon the attitude and beliefs of the individual. Furthermore they do not replace diagnosis or treatment by a qualified therapist or physician.

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