How to use your Pendulum*


Holistic healers will use a pendulum for measuring energy fields or as a dowsing tool for divination purposes.


Choose A Pendulum:

Allow a pendulum to choose you. If you like the way it looks or feels, it is meant for you. 


Cleanse Your Pendulum:

Please see ‘How to Cleanse your Crystals’ Handout


Understand the Directional Swings of Your Pendulum:

Pendulums swing in vertical straight lines, horizontal straight lines, and in circular movements. (Clockwise and Anti-clockwise)


Define the Directional Swings of Your Pendulum:

Assign each directional swing a "response" by first asking the pendulum to show you what certain responses look like. Ask: What does a NO look like? What does a YES look like?... and so on.


Pendulum Response Examples:

Vertical swing signifies NO

Horizontal swing signifies YES

Circular movement signifies NEUTRAL


Prepare Your Questions:

A question should be one that can be answered with a positive, negative or neutral response.

Good Example Question:

Will I be offered the job I interviewed for this morning?


Poor Example Question: Will my pregnant cousin deliver a boy or girl?


Set Your Intention:

It is imperative that you precede your question session with a prayerful request or statement.

Example Intention: It is my intention to receive truthful answers, which will serve the good of all concerned.


Ask Your Questions:

Be prepared to ask several questions in order to receive enough information to aid you in your quest for answers. 


Between Questions:

Make sure to completely stop any pendulum motion between questions to clear any lingering energies that pertain to the previous question.



Accept information only if your instincts assure you it is accurate.

Keep a notebook handy to write down your questions and your pendulum's response.

Each pendulum may have a different response. Likewise, each person must establish his or her own directional swings before using a pendulum.

Make sure that the pendulums have been cleared of any negative energy before and after each use.


What You Need:


              Intentional Mind Set

              Pendulum Charts (optional)