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     Just about  anyone can use the pendulum, but it helps if you are well connected with your Higher Self. Meditation is suggested before attempting to use a pendulum.  It is also helpful to exclude all external stimuli such as music and voices.  The main thing is to ensure against interruptions of any kind. It pays to be alone while dowsing with a pendulum, since it is known that the presence of other people may prevent you from dowsing normally. 

Pendulums are usually used to obtain YES or NO answers to a particular question. The question must be such that only one or the other answer is possible. That, however, is not the only way to use a pendulum -- it can swing toward the most similar item in the selection and thus showing you which choice is the stronger energy to your question, such as a few pictures of potential partners. 

The easiest way to do that is to have a diagram, semi-circular or circular. In the following short video you will see the entire motion, seemingly unsure at first and then stabilizing into a direct line towards the answer. 

Preparing Yourself

The hand with the pendulum just shows the value, while your inner self is being connected to your Higher Self. It is the Higher Self that goes to the fourth dimension, asks there and is answered. The answer is brought back through your hand and the pendulum. Using the pendulum is a metaphysical action, much more the just physical. 

Practically anybody can use the pendulum, but it helps if you are well connected with your Higher Self. To that end, you can take several Bach flower remedies, such as Cerato, White Chestnut, Sweet Chestnut, Larch and others, in order to enhance the connection to the Higher Self. You can also meditate before dowsing, exclude all external stimuli such as music, voices, ensure against interruptions of any kind and so on. It pays to be alone while dowsing, since it is known that the presence of other people may prevent you from dowsing normally. 

To Dowse, You Need a Pendulum

Pendulum can be any weight on a piece of string or rope. Some people take off a ring from their hand and dowse with that; some buy the "usual" cone shaped pendulums made out of brass, while others go for even more specialized forms. Most dowsers like to show off a bit and to have nice (very, very nice) pendulums, which command the attention of all present. It is as if the more valuable the pendulum, the better the results would be!? 

Crystal pendulums can be very nice, from those made out of clear quartz to amethyst, rose quartz and what have you. Crystal pendulums will usually have many facetes, while metal pendulums are usually more like cones or tear-shapes. 
Some pendulums are hollow so that you may put something in it. It may be water, say with a homeopathic or flower remedy in it, or a witness that directs the energy towards its source. For instance, if you put somebody's hair into the pendulum, then such a combination should, in theory, be sensitive enough to diagnose the vibrations of that person, long distance, that is, even when the person is not physically present. 

There are other shapes as well, one of which is the Eqyptian form, which is, they say, used for magical purposes... I personally prefer crystal pendulums, because they add their own frequency to the healing, but "empty" pendulums such as quartz or brass may be better for diagnosing. 

Also, you may opt to have one "larger" pendulum to diagnose and clear the space in house, while using the other "smaller" pendulum to work with chakras. 

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.

Difficulty: Average

Time Required: 15 to 30 minutes

Here's How

1.Choose A Pendulum:

Allow a pendulum to choose you. If you like the way it looks or feels, it is meant for you.

2.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.'

3.Understand the Directional Swings of Your Pendulum:

Pendulums swing in vertical straight lines, horizontal straight lines, and in circular movements. 

4.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 

5.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?

6.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.

7.Ask Your Questions:

Be prepared to ask several questions in order to receive enough information to aid you in your quest for answers.

8.Between Questions:

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


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.