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How to use a Pendulum



Pendulums have been used for divination and decision making for centuries, and are a simple yet powerful tool for accessing inner wisdom and gaining clarity on important questions. In this blog, we’ll explore how to use a pendulum and get the most out of this ancient practice.


Step 1: Choose your pendulum You can purchase a pendulum or make your own. Popular materials for pendulums include crystal, metal, and wood. When selecting your pendulum, trust your intuition and choose the one that feels right for you.


Step 2: Cleanse and bless your pendulum It’s important to cleanse and bless your pendulum before using it to ensure that it is free of any negative energies. You can do this by holding it in the smoke of sage, palo santo, or another purifying substance, and then setting an intention for its use.


Step 3: Set up your pendulum Find a quiet and distraction-free space to work with your pendulum. Hold the pendulum between your thumb and index finger, with your arm extended in front of you. Relax your arm and hand, letting your pendulum hang freely.


Step 4: Establish a yes and no response Before asking your pendulum any questions, it’s important to establish a clear yes and no response. This can be done by asking the pendulum to show you what a yes looks like, then what a no looks like. For example, you can ask the pendulum to swing back and forth for “yes,” and side to side for “no.” You can also use a clockwise or counterclockwise motion to represent yes or no, depending on what feels most natural to you.


Step 5: Ask your questions Once you have established your yes and no responses, you’re ready to start asking questions. Keep your questions simple and clear, and be open to the answers that come through. Trust your intuition, and let the pendulum guide you.


Step 6: Interpret the results Pay attention to the movements of the pendulum and interpret the results. If the pendulum swings back and forth, this is a positive response or “yes” answer. If the pendulum swings side to side, this is a negative response or “no” answer. If the pendulum doesn’t move or moves in an unpredictable way, this could indicate that the answer is unclear or that the question is not a good fit for the pendulum.


Step 7: Practice and patience Using a pendulum takes practice and patience. Don’t be discouraged if you don’t get the results you’re looking for right away. The more you work with your pendulum, the more accurate and consistent your responses will become.


In conclusion, using a pendulum is a simple yet powerful way to access inner wisdom and gain clarity on important questions. By following these steps, you can learn to use a pendulum effectively and get the most out of this ancient practice. Happy pendulum divination!



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