How to Use and Work With a Pendulum

What is a Pendulum?

The Pendulum is a tool that is used to help you access the collective consciousness/collective unconsciousness to you and your Higher Self. Pendulums can answer any sort of question for you, help you find lost items, do healings, and adjust chakras as well many other things. Pendulums connect you with YOUR higher being and self, therefore it is important to keep in mind that these answers ultimately come from you.

There are many different types of pendulums; many of them are made of different types of gemstones and metals. I like the gemstone pendulums best, but they all work wonderfully if you practice and connect with your pendulum.

How to choose your pendulum
Pendulums carry a vibration of their own, like crystals and gemstones. When you pick out your pendulum, if choosing one in a store, hold it and feel its energy. If it feels right, ask it if it wants to come home with you. If the pendulum says yes, then you should get that one. If the pendulum says no then you should not get it. If purchasing a pendulum online, you can ask the seller to do that for you, if you purchase one from me I will be happy to ask the pendulum if it belongs to you or not. Also you can see which one you feel drawn too, even through the computer one can sense if the pendulum they are looking at is the one they should have. I would suggest that if buying it online that you ask the seller if that is the actual picture of the actual pendulum that you are buying, as it is best to see the actual pendulum if you buy it online.

You can choose the pendulum with certain stones to ask certain questions. For instance, if I want to ask pendulumabout a love question, I would use my rose quartz pendulum. If I want to ask a spiritual question I might use my amethyst pendulum.

If you are not looking to choose a pendulum because of the stone it is made of, then you can choose the one that calls to you. If you feel drawn to a specific pendulum, then you should use that one. Sometimes it takes a little while to find a pendulum that you feel connected to, so don’t give up on looking! If you want to work with a pendulum then at the very least one will find you.

Those are just suggestions, not rules, but they have helped me in working with pendulums and figuring out what is best for me. If all else fails a chakra pendulum, metal or clear quartz pendulum works great too! Most of all you want to feel connected to your pendulum so go with that, as that is more important than what it is made of.

Handmade pendulums are really nice as well as natural pendulums made with raw gemstones or even leather. It is entirely up to the user as to which kind of pendulum you would like to use.

So I have my pendulum chosen, what next?

Most Pendulums are on a chain or cord of some sort that is anywhere from 5-10 inches in length. You use it by holding the cord with your thumb and forefinger at the end and allowing the stone or pendulum part dangle. You can then ask it a question, usually yes and no questions are good to start off with.

Note that when you are using a pendulum, you need to be fully present in the moment and focused on the question at hand for it to work for you. Working with a pendulum is sort of like playing an instrument, the more you use it, the better you can do it!

So how do you get your answers?

Well first when getting a pendulum that you want to work with, one of the first things you do it ask the pendulum what means no and what means yes. Some pendulums will swing up and down for a no answer and some will swing left to right for a no answer. It is important for you to clarify that BEFORE you start working with the pendulum. Once you have established what means yes and no then you are ready to ask questions of the pendulum.

You can start the pendulum off by rotating it in a circle at first, it is easier for you to get an answer from the moving pendulum then a still one. Once you get the hang of it, you probably wont need to start the moving process first, but to start you might do better to just gently rotate it in a circle. After you have established what the directions for yes and no are, then you can start the process of asking it questions you know answers to already. That way you can verify if the swing of the pendulum is right. You can also ask it questions like, Can you show me the directions of front door of the house? Those sorts of questions help you and your pendulum’s energy m acclimate to one another. This process should take you some time to go through, a couple of days maybe even a couple of weeks. Just work with it until you feel comfortable with it. I have found that the more you hold your pendulum, the more you are able to connect with it and get accurate answers from it.

Once you feel comfortable with asking questions from the pendulum, you can then start to ask it questions you don’t know the answer to.

I usually start by asking it questions like:
Are you willing to give me a truthful answer?
Do you want to work with me?
Is my name (insert your name here)?

And then I proceed from there and ask it other questions. Just remember to ask questions that are not ego related questions! As the pendulum might not give you accurate answers if you do! Always ask your pendulum questions to things related to your well-being or others well-being.

Rev. Starlene Breiter RMT