When I do psychic readings I use a variety of tools, such as crystals, pendulums, oracle cards and Tarot cards. In addition to my innate psychic and telepathic abilities, I use tools through which Spirit speaks. I typically use more than one tool in a reading and lately I’ve been favoring the pendulum with remarkably detailed and accurate results.
A pendulum is a weight suspended from a string or metal chain. When the top of the chain is held between the thumb and forefinger and the weight is free to move, it may swing or not. The use of the pendulum dowsing is evident throughout history. For example, you may be familiar with the practice of dowsing using a forked stick to find water. The stick bends when water is present. Likewise, a pendulum could be used in this circumstance.
Thou pendulum betwixt a smile and tear ~ Lord Byron
The belief behind this system is that the free-flowing weight is sensitive to subtle energies and can move in specific directions indicating the answers to questions. The simplest form of dowsing is to ask questions answered by simple yes, no, or maybe.
Choosing Your Pendulum
Perhaps you have a sentimental ring, coin or a crystal that you can use as your pendulum, or if you prefer, go to a New Age store and handle the pendulums they have in stock. Choose one that attracts you. Hold it, gently swing it, look at it in the light. Most pendulums come with longer chains. Personally I prefer a shorter chain, because the pendulum seems to respond more quickly.
Purifying Your Pendulum
Once you’re home, and before you use it, purify the pendulum, which will remove unwanted and negative energy. The best method is to wait until the moon is waxing (growing) and on the first night when the moon is dark or crescent, place the pendulum outside where the most moonlight will reach it. Leave it there until the full moon – one months’ cycle. Another method is to soak the pendulum in salt water in a glass bowl for about two hours. It’s good to do this after every few uses of the pendulum.
After purification, clear any residual energy by swinging it counter-clockwise while thinking about your intention for clearing.
Teaching Your Pendulum
The next step is to teach the pendulum to respond to questions by swinging in specific directions. With a clear mind, free of stress, centered, hold the pendulum chain lightly at the top between thumb and forefinger. Sit at a table with the edge is parallel to your body, and suspend the pendulum over the table. You can recite a prayer or state an intention asking that any information given is for your highest good.
While you’re holding the pendulum, you can ask, “Show me yes” and “Show me no.” Let the pendulum decide. You could also swing the pendulum in the direction of your choice for “yes” and “no.” Personally, I taught my pendulums that “no” swings in a horizontal position and “yes” is a 45 degree angle to the right. By default the strongest “yes” answers yield a very definite and strong swing, while “maybe” or “possibly” are less strong and somewhere between “yes” and “no.”
After you’ve shown the pendulum how to respond, test it by asking a question. Each time you use the pendulum, test for the correct reactions before actually using it.
Possibilities For Using The Pendulum
Automatic writing, when Spirit causes your hand or energy to move in certain directions, is easily achieved with a pendulum. You can easily make or find an alphabet chart online. Ask a question, and the pendulum will move toward specific letters to spell out the answer. After each letter, I usually catch the weight in my palm and let it go again in a “neutral” swing to the next letter.
I use my pendulums to verify presence of my Spirit Guides with specific swing patterns they have actually chosen! Only when I sure to be connected and receive information that is for my highest good, do I proceed with readings.
Good to Know Guidelines
Because the pendulum responds to subtle energies, it will reflect your state of mind, so reading for yourself is very difficult and often inaccurate.
If you are getting gibberish while using an alphabet chart, it’s either because you are not supposed to be asking the question or you have not sufficiently cleared residual energy.
If the answers are “fresh” or odd, clear the pendulum by applying a counterclockwise spin and clear your mind by meditating and asking your question again.
About The Author: As a conduit to Spirit since birth Dianna provides channeled information from her Guides, Archangels, Ascended Masters & Animal Spirits. During readings, information comes to her through telepathy, empathy, visual images and physical sensations. She additionally uses Automatic Writing for very specific details and timing, Tarot and the Lenormand Cards. Dianna's specialties are providing you with remarkably accurate answers to your questions using her psychic consciousness to assist you in reaching new and rewarding goals. A Libra/Aquarius rising with three grand trines in her chart, Dianna has chosen to use her psychic gifts and Reiki Healing Energy to help others, providing practical answers to life's questions plus healing and clearing blockages. You can get a psychic reading from Dianna at
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