Once you select your pendulum you are ready to begin. Sit down and get comfortable. Your mind and body should feel relaxed with no stress. You can rest your elbow on a table in front of you allow the pendulum to swing free, or you can hold your arm in a horizontal position, again allowing your pendulum to swing freely.
You do not have to be psychic to use a pendulum. It will guide itself. It is moved by either your thoughts or someone in spirit who works through you, generally your spirit guide.
The first step is to get the feel of the pendulum and how it will move for you.
- straight line - side to side or front and back - circles - clockwise or counterclockwise - elliptical motion - some pendulums bob up and down to indicate strong action, usually affirmative
Most questions asked when using a pendulum have Yes or No answers. You must determine the direction your pendulum will take for Yes and for No.
Hold the pendulum in your hand. With the other hand - touch the point/bobber to steady its motion.
Keep your eyes on the point.
Now address the pendulum and say, "Show me 'Yes'." It will soon swing in one direction, which could be side to side, back and forth, or circles.
Now say, "Show me No." It should swing in the opposite direction.
Be certain the pendulum is not being guided by the movement of your hand or fingers.
Once you have determine the pattern for Yes and No - you are ready to begin.
There are times that the answer is unknown - or the spirit needs more information. At that time - the pendulum will generally swing diagonally or not at all.
The faster the movement - the stronger the energies.
Sometimes a pendulum will appear to bob or dance up and down. This is usually an affirmative response. the point is sometimes called a bobber.
There are generally no rituals involve with pendulum use, though some people hold their pendulum in the palm of their hand before they begin, to 'charge' it.
When you ask your questions you may want to record the answers.
Now you are ready to begin to ask your questions.
Start with something simple such as, "Is it sunny today?" "Is it Monday?" "Are you here to answer my questions?"
Once you get the 'swing' of it - you can move on to personal questions.
Remember to only ask a question ONCE. If you want more information - you might want to use a chart. At this time the pendulum should be about two inches above the chart - or as is comfortable.
If the motion of your pendulum increases - or the circles get large - the energy is increasing and you can expect change linked to the question you were asking. Pursue further questions to get additional information.