Pendulums have been used for hundreds of years as a tool for divination, locating items or dowsing.
Did you know? It is known that pendulums have been used throughout history to determine the gender of an unborn baby.
Follow this simple guide to see how to make the most of your pendulum
Using a crystal pendulum is a great way to access your intuition and gain insight into your life. Pendulum readings can help you make decisions, gain clarity, and ask questions about your relationships, career, and life purpose. In addition to reading with a pendulum, you can also use it test the health of your chakras. In this blog post, we will explore how to use a crystal pendulum from dowsing and chakra healing.
The basics of using a crystal pendulum
Before you start any of these practices we would suggest you meditate and attune to your pendulum first.
1. Hold the chain between your thumb and forefinger
2. Holding the pendulum in your chosen hand, run your other hand down the length of the chain to steady it, and rest the bottom tip of the crystal in your palm. This helps with balance and steadiness when dowsing.
3. Ask the pendulum to show you what 'yes' looks like, and it should move in either a circle or it will swing back and forth.
5. Similarly, ask what 'no' looks like.
6. Once you have established what 'yes' and 'no' looks like ,use this practice whenever you need guidance through dowsing and divination techniques.
7. Ask a question that can be answered yes or no and wait for the pendulum to move. This is known as crystal divination.
A few things to keep in mind when doing pendulum reading
The use of a pendulum in divination sometimes involves the belief that the swing of a pendulum is guided to answer questions about the future, relationships, health and more. Many people also utilise crystal pendulums for tarot card readings. With tarot card readings, just as each card has its own meaning your psychic will gain yes or no resposnses through the swing of the pendulum.
When seeking spiritual healing, it’s also important to keep in mind it is a different kind of spiritual practise to divination. Chakra healers examines the movement of the pendulum to determine which energy centres need attention. To begin with chakra balancing, simply hold the pendulum over each energy centre. If the pendulum swing anticlockwise you have a blockage in that chakra point. To remedy this you need to lie down and place a crystal of corresponding colour on that chakra point. We will talk more about this later.
What's dowsing about?
Whether you are searching for water or just something of interest. You can use your pendulum when walking, even during a walking meditation. Walk slowly and hold your pendulum out front of you. Dowsing is a practice that gauges the energy of the earth but it also involves using your intuition so as you walk if you feel the weight of the crystal dip, you may uncover some amazing trinkets or water outlet. Your experience with dowsing will increase with practice! This technique works best in combination with breath work: breathe in through each energy center and observe how the pendulum reacts. As you focus on each center, you should notice the frequency or amplitude of the pendulum’s movements change slightly - this is how it communicates its response. By practicing this ritual regularly, you’ll become more attuned to these changes over time. Additionally, keep an open mind and be aware of your thoughts; these could also be guiding factors in interpreting the data that your pendulum receives from the environment. And don't forget that before using it for yourself, be sure to cleanse it with herb of Palo Santo smoke. Check out our blog: How to cleanse and charge your crystals
How can you use a pendulum to check the health of your chakras
Hold your pendulum over each chakra point. Energy should flow into the body in a clockwise motion, if your pendulum turns in an anti-clockwise direction, this is a sign of blocked energy. To remedy this lie down for twenty minutes with a crystal of the same corresponding colour to that chakra point. As you learn more about how the chakras are connected to certain aspects of your life, you will be able to better focus on releasing any trapped emotions or issues. It's also important to practice grounding yourself before you start working with your crystals so that you can avoid any negative energies from entering your space. Additionally, it's helpful to start a healing journal. Write down what you're feeling during a reading as well as take note of any words or images you pick up during the chakra healing session. Finally, take some time afterwards to sit quietly and reflect on what you experienced during your reading. By doing so, you can gain insights and lessons from any findings and incorporate them into your daily life. Learn more about chakra healing and ways to clear blocked energy from your chakras
Some tips for using your crystal pendulum
As we have discussed, a pendulum is a fantastic crystal tool for divination, dowsing or energy healing therefore it is important to store it in a special space whilst not in use. Many healers like to keep crystals like quartz, agate or selenite near the crystals to keep it energetically high-vibe. You may also want to give your pendulum an energetic cleanse before each use. This can be done by smoke cleansing with sage, rosemary or palo santo. Light you bundle and pass your pendulum through smoke. Once your stone is cleansed it’s time to create your intention. Holding your stone between your thumb and forefinger set your intention such as “I am using this stone for divine guidance” then wait for your stone to begin swaying. Lastly, when finished don’t forget to thank your pendulum before putting away. With some practice and patience you will soon be able to receive intuitive messages through your crystal pendulum.
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