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How to Use a Pendulum

A pendulum is a tool you can consult for guidance when you want a little more clarity about a situation by asking questions to raise your awareness.  A pendulum works by tapping into your intuition.  

A pendulum can only answer yes or no questions.   Make sure you phrase questions in a way that will allow you to get a clear answer.  This will become easier with practice and will improve how you craft your words.   

Pendulums connect to your energy, your intuition, at the time you are using them.  When seeking guidance, you may want to try again the next day.  You may find answers have shifted from the previous day.  When I need guidance about a particular situation, I will consult my pendulum several days in a row, just to be sure.  

When choosing a pendulum, let your intuition be your guide.  Trust that you will be guided to the pendulum that is right for you.  Please note that this could change over time.  Perhaps you work with a black obsidian pendulum for a number of months, but find that as you learn and grow, you will be drawn to a different one.  

It is important to cleanse your pendulum before use.  Especially if you are asking a new question, you will want to ensure the crystal has a clean slate.  Smudge your pendulum with the smoke of sage or palo santo.  

I suggest that if you are working with your pendulum for the first time, make sure you cleanse your crystal pendulum before use.  Also, if you are asking a new question, not just following up from a previous session, I suggest cleansing your pendulum to remove the energy from the last session.  

Get in the zone when using your pendulum.  Light a candle, smudge yourself and your pendulum if needed.  But keep in mind that you can use your pendulum anywhere at any time.  

If you are working with your pendulum for some clarity around a certain situation, you may want to prep your questions ahead of time, so you don't forget in the moment.  Over time, you will discover what works best for you.  

Do keep in mind that your pendulum may not work every time.  Sometimes a pendulum may not want to answer a question at that particular moment.  The pendulum may remain still or swing in a different direction.  If this happens to you, simply move on to the next question and try your previous question on another day.  

Ideally, you will want to sit up straight, with both feet planted firmly on the ground.  Place your pendulum in your hand and take a few deep breaths, centring yourself at this moment.  Then grasp the pendulum’s fob with your thumb and index finger.  You can also grab anywhere along the chain if that resonates with you more.  Steady your forearm on the edge of a table or chair and arch your wrist slightly as you let the pendulum dangle.  It’s ok if your hand shakes a little, it won’t affect the outcome.

Be sure to ask your pendulum to show you what a yes or no response looks like, by asking it simple questions you already know the answer to, such as is my insert name here, or is my age insert age here.  

Remember that all of the answers lie within.  Trust and believe in yourself.  You got this!  

This article is for educational and informational purposes only. It is not, nor is it intended to be, a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment and should never be relied upon for specific medical advice.

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