Here's a few tips for using your pendulum. When you first buy or receive a pendulum, you need to cleanse it, either by running water over it for a couple of seconds, or smudging it, or setting it on a window sill to catch the moonlight. After this is done, a good idea is to put it under your pillow for 3 nights. In this way, its vibration becomes attuned to yours and you will find it will work better for you.
When first using a pendulum, you want to determine which way it will swing for “yes” and “no”. So, holding it in your predominant hand, ask it “Show me yes”, same thing for no “Show me no”. There is no one correct way for the pendulum to signal yes or no. For some people, it will swing front and back for yes, and it will swing in a circle for no (either clockwise or counterclockwise) or it will swing from left to right as if shaking its head “no”. For others it will do the opposite. Your pendulum signals are personal to you.
Once you have determined the “yes” and “no” movement of your pendulum, you can test it by asking it a couple of questions that you KNOW the answer to, for example, I would ask it if my name is Carol (which it is). If it answers correctly then you know that your pendulum is attuned to you. If it doesn’t answer correctly, throw it back under your pillow for a couple of additional nights to attune to your vibration.
NOTE: When you work with a pendulum, always begin by visualizing a protective light surrounding you, be it from God, Goddess, the Universe etc. A pendulum is a conduit for the other side, and you want only entities that are divine and good to connect with your subconscious. This brings us to the theories behind the use of a pendulum. One theory is that we all have spirit guides and angel guides. We also receive guidance from our ancestors and other enlightened entities. Since our spiritual antenna is not fully developed, we usually don’t hear the messages they want to give us. Asking questions by using the pendulum enables our guides to give us assistance.
Another theory is that our subconscious is connected to the Universal consciousness and already knows the answer to all our questions. By using a pendulum, our subconscious gives us the answer.
When using your pendulum, you have to detach from the anticipated answer. You have to be willing to accept whatever answer it gives you, whether you like it of not. Now, this doesn’t mean that you have to go by what the pendulum says. You need to use your common sense. For example, if ever I asked my pendulum if it’s a good idea for me to go bungee jumping with my friends and it said yes, I would probably not go because my common sense tells me that I would not enjoy it. A pendulum is sort of like a second opinion, if your gut feeling says the opposite, I would go with the gut feeling.
The more you use your pendulum, the more it will be attuned to you and it will be a good tool for seeking answers.
This is just a short explanation on how to use your pendulum. There are many good sources of information on the internet and in books. We sell pendulums at our store: Moonstone Path, 1289 Commissioners Rd. W, London, ON 519-473-6600.