Those Pendulums For Dowsing Can Be Any Pendant You Already Have

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Basic pendulums for dowsing can be any pendant which is attached to a chain, necklace, or leather string. Some people secure a wedding ring on a string or chain. Others will wear them as a talisman or good luck amulet. And pendulums make awesome gifts for Psychic Junkies.

You’ve often thought you’d make a marvelous psychic, if only you knew how to begin. Metaphysical mentors frequently have their protégées start with a pendulum. Not only is the pendulum the easiest divination tool to master, it is an auspicious way to get your intuitive mojo humming, while at the same time raising your overall vibration.  

The nitty-gritty of using pendulums for dowsing

Working in concert, you and your pendulum can dowse for answers to simple yes or no questions. This is an ideal way to get acquainted. Pendulums are scrying devices which can help facilitate dialogue with higher selves, spirits and/or connections with the spiritual realm.

Connecting with your scrying pendulum

Like many metaphysical tools, some experts say you do not choose a pendulum, it chooses you. Browse your favorite New Age bookstore and select 5-6 pendulums that appeal to you aesthetically. Put them aside.

Once you’re done perusing, pick one up, close your eyes and gently hold it in your closed fist. Do you feel tingles up and down your back? Does a pleasant warmth spread over your body? Keep testing until you find the real right one.

How do psychics use pendulums for dowsing?How To Use Pendulums For Dowsing

How Do Psychics Use Pendulums For Dowsing?

Working with your dowsing pendulum

As a rule, psychics use their dominant hand to operate a dowsing pendulum.  Sit down and put your elbow on the kitchen table. Hold the clasp of the chain or knot of thread, etc. between your thumb and pointer finger. Position your palm downward. The crystal or pendant should be dangling about a foot ahead of you.

Now it’s time to chat with your pendulum. Ask it out loud which way it will swing to answer a question “yes”.

Next, ask your pendulum what direction it will move if the answer is “no”.  Finally, find out what it will do if it doesn’t know the answer.

It may take a few minutes for your initial pendulum experiment to gear up. Just watch and wait – it will move either side to side, in a circle, clockwise or counterclockwise or backward and forward. Take note of responses for future reference.

  • There is no right or wrong way for your 'yes and no' set up.

Personally I like to have my 'yes' as an up and down / forward backward movement as I can easily relate that to nodding my head for yes. And I like my 'no' to be side to side as I easily relate that to moving my head side to side when saying no. I have designed my Pendulum Pad accordingly.

When you have set your own yes and no, thank the pendulum and it will stop moving. You may call it a day at this point or ask a few easy yes or no questions. For example:

  • Is my name blah, blah?
  • Am I a woman?
  • Do I have two children?
  • Am I a secretary?
  • Do I live in xyz city?

Practice in short increments until you get used to Pendulum Scrying and gain the confidence that it is giving correct answers to your questions.

Then you can continue pendulum scrying by asking any questions you need answers for.

FAQ's About Using Pendulums For Dowsing, Divination, And Scrying

What is a spiritual pendulum?

  • When a pendulum is used for spirit communication it can be called a spiritual pendulum. My free Pendulum Pad can also be used in a Ouija Pad fashion for spirit communications. 

What does it mean when a pendulum swings back and forth?

  • For me, back and forth means YES. But when you first run your own pendulum experiment to ascertain your yes, no, and thinking, the swinging back and forth can mean something unique to you.

What is a pendulum reading?

  • When a psychic uses a pendulum as a tool in a reading it is called a pendulum reading.  Pendulum scrying in a reading can be great for finding missing objects or people on a map. One of my psychic friends earned a ten thousand dollar commission from a pendulum reading where she dowsed for gold on a map for her client. Yes, her client was a miner who then staked a claim and struck gold! 

How does the pendulum work?

  • Pendulums for dowsing  work on a similar principle to applied kinesiology or muscle testing. The very slight and subconscious movement provides a signal from your higher-self/guides/angels/divine-wisdom. That very slight movement is amplified by the pendulum and makes it easier to see.

How do you hold a pendulum?

  • You hold the top of the pendulum's short chain gently between your thumb and forefinger. Being in a relaxed state of mind helps enormously. 

What is a crystal pendulum used for?

  • Healing with pendulums is often carried out with a Crystal Pendulum.  Chakra balancing can be performed with crystal pendulums. Some people like to have a healing crystal pendulum for each chakra color. 
  • For the Crown Chakra use Clear Quartz for healing with pendulums.
  • For the Third Eye Chakra use an Amethyst Crystal for healing with pendulums
  • For the Throat Chakra use a Blue Quartz Crystal for healing with pendulums
  • For the Heart Chakra use a Green Quartz Crystal for healing with pendulums
  • For the Solar Plexus Chakra use a Citrine Crystal for healing with pendulums
  • For the Sacral Chakra use a Tangerine Quartz Crystal for healing with pendulums
  • For the Root Chakra use a Rose Quartz Crystal for healing with pendulums

How do I use a crystal pendulum?

  • You can use a crystal pendulum in the same way as any other dowsing pendulum. It is really down to your own preference. As a twist on this question you can always use a scrying pendulum to choose from different crystals you may want to acquire for different purposes. 

What kind of energy does the pendulum have?

  • There is absolutely zero energy in a pendulum. You have the energy. You cause the movement with your subconscious mind.

What causes a pendulum to come to a stop?

  • It is YOU who will cause your pendulum to stop!  As I mentioned in the earlier question there is no energy or power in a pendulum. It only moves because you do. It is the same principle as kinesiology. Your body is sub-consciously moving the pendulum. You are tuning into the wisdom of your higher-self when using pendulums for dowsing. So, relax, do not be afraid to move it. Just let it happen and go with the pendulum scrying flow.  Start with a natural swing, in a movement that is not your yes or no.

Are pendulums for dowsing accurate?

  • For any kind of psychic accuracy you always take the very first thought, or answer, that comes to mind.

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