Disclaimer: This blog post contains affiliate links. I may earn a small commission to fund my Starbucks habit if you use these links to make a purchase. You will not be charged extra, and you’ll keep me supplied in caffeine. It’s a win for everyone, really.
If pendulum’s have recently landed on your radar and you’re not quite sure how to use them, then you’re in the right place!
Technically a pendulum is a weighted object at the end of a string or chain. It can be a necklace, it can be a sewing needle hanging from thread or it can be a crystal like this..
If you happen to use or purchase a crystal pendulum keep in mind that it is still a crystal, so you will still need to cleanse it not only when you purchase it but every once in a while to clear it of any stagnant energy.. If you’re not sure how to do that, head on over to a blog post I have all about it!
What is a Pendulum?
A pendulum is an object that (for lack of a better term) reads your subconscious.
For example: if you want to know if you should break up with your boyfriend, you can ask the pendulum. It will tell you what you already know in your heart you just haven’t admitted to yourself yet or come to terms with yet.
The pendulum reads YOUR energy, it doesn’t tell the future
How do I use a Pendulum?
There are a few different ways to use a pendulum, but for beginners, I recommend sticking to yes/no questions. Regardless of how you decide to use it, you will need to start by connecting with and understanding it.
Hold your pendulum in one hand. Try to rest your elbow on a flat surface. Ask your pendulum to show you the answer Yes. Typically your pendulum your start to move in a clockwise motion.
Now ask your pendulum to show you the answer No. Now it may start to move in a counter Clockwise motion. These are pretty typically movements of a pendulum, but each one is different. That’s why it’s important to connect with your pendulum to understand how it “speaks” to you.
Now, you can quickly put your pendulum to the test. Ask your pendulum a question that is an absolute yes, such as Is my name [Enter Name Here]?
Now ask something that is an absolute no, such as is my name Joe?
Since you’ve just asked your pendulum to show you how it communicates a yes and a no, these two questions are easy tests and good practice to get you really familiar with your pendulum.
What Other Ways Can You use A Pendulum?
Yes/no is the easiest way to use a pendulum but there are a few other ways as well.
If you’re torn between a few different options, you can write your responses on a piece of paper, hold your pendulum over the center of the page, and ask your question.
I’ve seen coaches/entrepreneurs use them to price their products. If they’re struggling to price their products or programs, they’ll put one price on one side of the page and a second price on the opposite side of the page. Then they’ll as what price point they should sell their new program, product etc for. And the pendulum goes to the price that feels best to them!
What about a Pendulum Board?
You can use a mat or a board. Typically it’s a mat or board that says yes, no and rephrase. You hold you pendulum over the mat as you ask your question and the pendulum will go to the response that feels right to you. That’s just a basic example, there are boards that have letters and numbers, moon phases, astrological symbols. They can get quite intricate and complicated.
If you’re just starting out I’d suggest sticking to the yes/no questions OR sticking to a very basic Pendulum board. or mat like these ones below.
Now you know the basics of using a pendulum. Go nuts and ask your pendulum as many questions as you like.!