A basic Pendulum is made up of two essential parts -
A WEIGHT STONE
AND CHAIN STONE
A weight-Stone and a string. A fob, also known as the "Holding piece"
The fob is not essential to the operation of the pendulum, but having one improves the pendulum's handling a great deal.
Where does a Pendulum get its Answers and How Does It Work?
Ideally, you want your pendulum to get it's answers from your "Higher Self" - Aka your intuition.
Each time you use your pendulum you need to cite the source of the pendulum's answers to ensure that you're getting info that comes from your intuition.
To explain how it works, lets use an old fashioned radio as an analogy:
Your body is the radio antenna, your intuition is the radio receiver - and signal descrambler.
The pendulum is the radio speaker.
Your body, the antenna, with its many senses, is constantly picking up data from the world around you. This information is unconsciously conveyed to, stored in, and processed by your intuition.
When you "Ask your Pendulum" a question,
Your intuition looks at the vast array of date it has at its disposal and transmits the answer to the question by way of a signal, using your body's nervous system.
The signal runs down your arms,
Through your wrist and out through the pendulum.
The pendulum, your radio speaker,
announces the answer to your question using a signal which you "Listen to"
With your eyes - observing the direction and intensity of the pendulum's swing.
Continuing with the analogy, we consider a weak pendulum swing to be a "Quiet" response,
And a big swing, a "Loud"response,
In-fact, when you're using your pendulum, you can tell it to "Answer Louder".
If it's not swinging big enough to discern the signal.
HOW TO USE A PENDULUM: STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE.
Learning to use your pendulum is easy and it won't take long before you master the skill,
Practice does help though, so in the beginning,
Start with easy questions to get the hang of it..
1.. Make your mind ready- Free yourself of internal and external noise.
Relax and Focus.
Clear your mind of worries.
Quiet, non-Lyrical music (Music without Words)
Can help along with other meditational aids like candles, incense, and crystals.
These things are not required and you can, in fact, use your pendulum anywhere at any time.
2.. Position yourself and your pendulum -
Ideally, you should sit up straight and if possible, put both feet flat on the floor.
Grasp the top bead or fob between your thumb and forefinger.
Or if you prefer,
you can grasp anywhere along the chain, as long as you leave at least 2 to 3 inches between your fingers and the pendulum's weight stone.
Arch your wrist slightly,
Steady your forearm (but not your hand) On something solid,
Like the edge of a table or arm of a chair.
Let the pendulum just dangle.
Try to hold very still,
But don't worry if your hand shakes a little, it won't effect the outcome.
3.. Programe your pendulum's signals.
You only need to do this step once,
Unless you decide to make changes afterwards.
Before asking any questions,
You must establish signals for each of these answers.
YES NO MAYBE
(Which can also be interpreted as "I don't know" or "I don't want to say")
-Front to back (like a head nod - common for "Yes")
-Side to side (like a head shake - common for "No")
-Counterclock wise circle
Some people like to ask the pendulum to choose signals.
I believe you'll be more successful if you specify those signals yourself.
And if you use more than one pendulum you'll want to use the same signal set for each pendulum.
To begin, first decide what your three signals are and then demonstrate them one by one.
Tell your pendulum what you want it to be used for "Yes" signal holding the pendulum in position,
Say "When I ask a question and the answer is "Yes", move like this, in a clock wise circle,
(If that's the signal that you chose for yes.)
Say this as you swing the pendulum in a clockwise circle.
4.. Verify the signals.
To test out the trustworthiness of your programmed signals,
Ask a couple of test question,
"Is my name Billy?" or "Is today Tuesday?" (or Friday, etc.)
Basically, you want to verify that yes is yes and no is no.
If the signals are not coming out right, go back to step 3 and re-programme the pendulum.
5.. Program your pendulum's source:
Include this step every time you use your pendulum.
Establish where the answers will come from.
If you skip this step, your pendulum will only access your subconscious mind.
You really want it to tap into your intuitive, or higher self.
At the beginning of each session, say "I call upon the higher self to answer these questions.
I seek only absolutely truthful answers, which are aligned with the highest and greatest good for all concerned." Whether you say this out loud or inside your head is up to you.
Do what you are comfortable with, and of course, feel free to tailor this language as you see fit.
6.. Ask your question.
Ask Questions that can be answered by. YES or NO:
Be as specific as you can in your phrasing.
Avoid asking for opinions or using the words "Should" or "Suppose to" in your questions.
7.. Wait for the answer. Be Patient.
Concentrate on your question (closing your eyes may help.)
But do not concentrate on what you think the answer should or will be.
When the pendulum swings, look at it - observe its direction.
This is your answer. If it doesn't move right away, give it time,
Or if it's unclear what the signal is, try rephrasing the question and do it again.
When the pendulum swings with great force, it's answering loudly.
If it swings with only light force, you can interpret this as a quiet,
Perhaps less committed response.
8.. Clear the pendulum at the end of each question by touching its weight on the palm of your free hand or on another surface.
This signals that your question has been answered and you are ready to move on to the next question.
Protect your pendulum when not in use.
A great way to do this is to wear it on a neck chain.
That way it will receive your energy all day long.
And you will be readily attuned to your body's energy and vibrational level.
Or you can keep it in a pouch, safely protected.
1.. Relax, enjoy the connection.
2.. Be open, neutral and definitely do not try to predict answers.
3.. Be clear in the way you phrase your questions.
4.. Be patient, be present.
5.. To get a stronger response, say "Response, say "Respond louder please" or "Be more clear".
6.. Cup your other hand underneath the point or weight stone to help focus energy.
Moon Dreamer - Scolecite, Gemstone and Sterling Silver.
You can use a Pendulum Communication Board if you wanted more details in your questions and answers:
1.. simply hold the pendulum in the middle of the board right in the circle.
2.. Make sure that the crystal is positioned still and you have performed a yes and no answer.
3.. when your comfortable start asking the questions that your enquiring about..
4.. If you have performed connection with past loved ones or someone else's loved one who you know, you can ask them to start pulling your pendulum to the alphabet on the side to spell their name and message out more clearly.
5.. When you have finished your connection and are now ready to close down the communication, thank them for their time and energy, if its a message to pass over to someone else ensure them you will pass that message over as soon as you can,
Then ask the person to take it to the end mark then back to the circle the centre of the board..