How to Use a Pendulum – Enhance your Intuition

12524634_f520Using a pendulum is a simple way to access Divine guidance, and they are very accurate, if used correctly.
The pendulum is a tool that is used to communicate with spirit via your higher self or your guides, angels.  This tool can be used to aid you when it comes to making decisions, and also for healing.

How the Pendulum Works

The pendulum can be thought of as an extension of the intuition, since it is used to gain access to information that exists at the subconscious level of the Inner Being. It could be said that it strengthens or amplifies the intuition because it converts the subtleties of the intuition into a more obvious form of physical motion. When you ask a question of the pendulum, it is your own intuition that answers it. The pendulum merely allows you to physically see what the intuition already knows.

As an extension of the intuition, the pendulum can give you information from the same two sources as the intuition: from your own subconscious mind; and from your guidance, spirit, or guardian angel. Because of how it operates, the pendulum can only answer questions that are phrased so that the answer is either “yes” or “no”.


Pendulum Uses

The pendulum can be used for choosing between alternatives in a relatively wide range of areas. To get an answer from the pendulum, simply ask any yes/no question about a specific thing that would be good for you, but only in areas where you have the right to make the decision, for example, anything to do with health & healing, love or domestic relationships, career.

Here are some typical areas where the pendulum can be used to good advantage:
Making a Choice of any kind. (Do I want to travel for my vacation or stay home?)
Figuring out what is best to do. (Would it be better to keep my present job or look for a new job?)
Figuring out how you really feel about something. (Do I want children in the near future?)
Becoming more conscious of who someone is inside, to know his motivation, his compatibility with you.
Determining your probability of success in a situation. (Do I have what it takes to complete this course?)
Finding the cause of physical symptoms. (Is my diet causing my migraines?)
Determining what foods or vitamins to take. (Would it be good for me to double my Vitamin C intake?)
Determining what is causing an allergic reaction. (Am I lactose intolerant?)
Prospecting for water, oil, treasure. (Is there gold over here?)
Finding missing people or pets, or lost objects. (Is my key under the bed?)
You can even use the pendulum with a map. Put the pendulum over a small area of the map and ask “Is Bowser here”?, and narrow it down in this way. Part of the knowledge that comes with experience in working with the pendulum is learning to sometimes start with broad questions, and then narrow them down.


The pendulum can be used to analyze what is going on in the human body. Each person subconsciously knows everything that is going on inside his body. This includes not only the physical things that are going on in the body, but also the mental, emotional and spiritual things. He knows what vitamins he is deficient in, what diseases he has, and why he has those diseases. He knows whether a product he is holding in his hand is toxic, allergenic, or useful and beneficial. He knows why he feels afraid under certain circumstances, and he knows what he needs to work on in order to grow spiritually. All this subconscious information can be made available to the conscious mind by learning to tune in to it with the aid of the pendulum.

Using a Pendulum to check chakras

A pendulum is a powerful tool when used in energy healing. They are tuned to subtle vibrations and a good chakra pendulum can help us clear, balance and heal our bodies.  The pendulum is used to help us detect our energetic fields, amplifies healing energy and can help you locate and gain information about the chakra’s functioning.
It’s important to remember that the health of your own energy field has a direct impact on your effectiveness in reading the other person’s energy centers. Don’t be discouraged when you first begin, if you find that you can’t even figure out where the chakras are. Practice, practice.
The pendulum for chakra balancing is a tool of diagnosis, and healing amplifier to help us better maintain our energy, spirit and physical body. How the pendulum moves will illuminate the state of each chakra, so you want to ensure that there is some guidance from beyond the physical plane. Remain open to their assistance and available to their influence.


Determining the “yes” and “no” Response

Before using a particular pendulum for the first time, hold it in the appropriate position, and ask, either aloud or mentally, “Pendulum, please show me YES”. Give the pendulum time to respond and observe the direction of the swing as it responds. If the swing is modest at first, don’t be concerned, because it can take a while for a particular pendulum to begin to vibrate with you. After you have determined the YES response, ask the pendulum to show you the NO response in the same manner. Check the YES/NO response in this way, the first few times you do a session with the pendulum. This is necessary because different pendulums can give their YES and NO responses by swinging in different directions. Also, if at any time you feel you are not getting accurate responses, even after using the pendulum for a while, check the YES/NO response again. It is a good idea to check the YES/NO response periodically because it can change as you change and grow. It can also change if you let other people handle your pendulum.

Appropriate Types of Questions to Ask

When working with your higher-self, it is appropriate to ask a pendulum about things that are within your control, about situations where you have the right to make a choice, or about things your subconscious already has access to. For example, it is appropriate to ask whether it would be good for you to marry a particular person, but it not appropriate for you to ask whether he is going to ask you to marry him, because that is not your right to choose. In the same way, it is not appropriate to ask if you are going to meet your prince charming today, because that is not within your control. However, it is appropriate to try and know other people’s motivations or who they are inside, because you already know this at a subconscious level anyway. For example, it is appropriate to ask “Can I trust him? Does he want me for a friend, or only for what I can give him?”

Doing Pendulum Readings For Others

  • Until you have had a lot of experience with the pendulum, do NOT try to use it to get information for someone else. 

Things that can Cause an Incorrect Response from the Pendulum

Poor communication: (inaccurate phrasing) The most important thing is how you phrase the question. For example, don’t just ask “Is this water good for me”?” Be more accurate: Good in what way? The water may have both good and bad aspects. For example, you may be extremely thirsty, so the water is good for replenishing your body fluids, but the water could be tainted and later make you sick. So state the question more clearly such as “Will this water serve my highest and greatest good?”
Asking questions that are too general: Don’t ask general questions such as “Is Mary healthy?” Rather ask specific questions such as “Is Mary’s diet causing her health problems?”
Being too attached to the outcome: You must clear the mind, separating yourself from the want. If not, the pendulum will likely pick up on your strong desire, and answer incorrectly.
Being off Center: Feeling mentally or emotionally out of balance. You need to be in the right frame of mind.
Focusing too heavily on the pendulum itself, and not enough on the information inside you.
Being too close to high frequency electrical equipment (operate at least 3 ft from a TV or computer screen)


1. Choose the right type of pendulum.  pen2
Technically, a pendulum can be any weighted object that is attached to a cord or string and can freely swing in all directions when held from a fixed point. But for examining energy flow through chakras, a pendulum made out of wood on string is highly recommended. Most effective healing designs are conical-shaped –  traditional Osiris, Isis and Karnak (some can be found combining all the above as the one pictured) to produce an instrument that is ideal for both “in person” and “distance” healing treatments. Its geometric shape makes it very receptive to energies, so it is highly responsive to mental commands. Crystal pendulums can actually cut a chakra, and you really don’t want that!  pendulum1
2. Let the pendulum absorb your energy.
When you receive your pendulum, keep it close to you, preferably on your person, for several days before using it. Carry it around in your pocket during the day and sleep near it at night, and feel free to handle it if you’d like.
3. Bless your pendulum before each use. You have your own energy signature, and since the pendulum works by amplifying energy, the better attuned to your unique vibrations it is, the better and more accurate your results.
Every aspect of energy healing comes from Source, from the universal field, and acknowledging that before attempting readings is a good way to stay humble and keep ego—a roadblock to energy healing—in check. Then, bless your pendulum by communicating with your spirit guides, angels, and higher self to request that they help the pendulum’s movements stay true.

  • When working with a pendulum, like any other divination tool, it should be cleansed and charged on a regular basis. Preferably, the pendulum should be cleansed before (tested) and after each use.




























































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