The Pendulum
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The Pendulum


A simple tool used for communicating and gaining guidance from the spiritual world. This is one of the easiest methods of divination and is ten times more secure and accurate than a Ouija board. When used for divination the pendulum acts as an antenna that amplifies signals or energy vibrations emanating from a spiritual guide or the Divine energies you've called upon. These vibrations focus their attention on the pendulum and cause it to move in specific directions, giving you answers and guidance to the questions you put to the tool.

A pendulum is simply a string or chain, weighted by a pointed crystal or some other form of heavy object. Better results come from natural materials, such as crystals, and varying forms of metal, brass, silver and so on. 

The Pendulum Board

A pendulum board is not necessary to perform tasks of divination, but it does come in handy. You can make your own or purchase a pendulum kit when you're looking for the right tool for you. If you want to make your own, you simply need a circle with these six directions. This is the most common layout of a pendulum board. As you progress you might decide to make a more elaborate board that includes an alphabet and numbers.

bulletYes ~ an up and down direction.
bulletNo ~ a side to side direction.
bulletMaybe ~ a diagonal direction, from the lower left to upper right corners of the circle.
bulletDon't Want To Answer ~ a diagonal direction , from the lower right to the upper left corners of the circle.
bulletProbably Yes ~ a clockwise circle.
bulletProbably Not ~ a counter-clockwise circle


Using The Pendulum

Once you have picked out an attractive pendulum that you feel drawn to, you don't just sit down in your car outside the store and start "playing" with it. This is a divination tool which should be treated with respect and reverence, just as you would a deck of Tarot cards. There is a proper place, time and way to use this tool for the best results.

Once you've gotten home, prepare your ritual space just as you would for any spiritual work. Open your session with a brief prayer for protection, guidance and calling in your spirit guide or guidance. Explain what you're doing, what you want to accomplish and what information you're seeking

Next you'll need to, well let's say you're making an agreement with your pendulum for which movements mean what. Some call this programming the pendulum. I prefer making an agreement because the agreement is really between you and the forces that will provide movement to the tool. It's just a slight sensitivity I have, you might feel otherwise. I just feel like I'm telling a spiritual entity that I'm going to program their will. You program a computer, not a spiritual entity.

Ok, so you've set your space, your protection, called your guides and defined the agreed upon movements of the pendulum. Now you're ready to ask your questions. You want to phrase them so that the responses can be given in yes or no answers.

bulletYes and No answers are self explanatory.
bulletMaybe's imply the energy patterns are not yet set and some decisions still need to be made before the outcome can be determined.
bulletIf you receive a Don't Want to Answer, (DWA) then the answer to the question could alter a spiritual or karmic lesson you have to learn, or it's none of your business. DWAs are most often received when you're asking questions about other people, in other words, you're being nosy.
bulletProbably Yes means as things stand right now, "it" what ever you asked will probably happen, or is probably yes.
bulletProbably No means just the opposite.

Once you've completed your reading, place the pendulum in a protective pouch. Say a prayer of thanks and close the energies you've pulled in for this ceremony. Then snuff out the candle and clean up your ritual space.

Pendulum Board


To make your own, you simply need a circle with these six directions.

yes—an up & down direction.

No—a side to side direction..

Maybe—a diagonal direction, from the lower left to the upper right corners of the circle.

Don’t want to answer—(DWA) a diagonal direction, from the lower right to the upper left.

Probrably Yes—a clockwise circle.

Probrably Not or No—a counter clockwise circle.