Pendulums are a crystal at the end of a chain or rope and are used to seek guidance from within.
Whether you interpret divination tools as a way to access a divine higher power or simply as a method of tapping into your inner self, they can be really amazing in helping you sort out your true feelings and get to the heart of a matter that you're otherwise experiencing confusion over.
There are many ways to use a pendulum, but it usually starts with connecting with your pendulum and asking a question. When you ask a question to your pendulum, you are really just asking questions of your higher self.
Let’s Get Started:
- Set up. You can just use your pendulum without any set up, but if you want to add some ritual you can play music, light candles, smudge with sage & breathe in some essential oils.
- Bring out your pendulum, acknowledge it and connect with it (some hold it to their hearts first). Take a deep breath, the more relaxed you are the easier it will be to connect with your higher mind.
- Before you begin, you’ll need to establish what your pendulums "yes" and "no" responses are. Hold the pendulum 6 - 8 inches above the palm of your hand. Begin to ask simple yes/no questions that you know the answers to and see what the responses are. For the Yes & No answers, the pendulum will either swing in circles, or back and forth in a line. If your pendulum is erratic or doesn’t move at all, the answer is not clear.
- Now think about your question & say it out loud. Hold the pendulum over your hand and let your inner guidance show in the movement of your crystal. Again, be sure to ask only Yes or No questions.
Pendulum comes with these instructions and a description of the crystal properties.
Amethyst: Amethyst is a natural tranquillizer as it relieves stress and strain, soothes irritability, balances mood swings, dispels anger, rage, fear and anxiety. It’s also wonderful at alleviating sadness and grief, and dissolving negativity. It calms and stimulates the mind, helping you become more focused, enhancing memory and improving motivation. Amethyst assists in remembering and understanding dreams.
Black Tourmaline: Black Tourmaline is one of the most powerful stones for protection and grounding. A great one to keep on you when in public or dealing with difficult people or situations or when struggling with anxiety, anger or unwanted thoughts. This stone acts as a negative deterrent by cleansing & purifying negative energy around you. Black Tourmaline also protects us from EMFs (Electro-Magnetic Frequencies) with it’s amazingly grounding powers.
Fluorite: Fluorite cleanses and stabilizes the aura. It absorbs and neutralizes negative energy and stress. An excellent learning aid, Fluorite increases our powers of concentration, self-confidence and helps us in decision-making. It encourages positivity, balances the energies, and improves balance and coordination, both physically and mentally.
Gold Tigereye: A stone of protection & good luck. It has the power to focus the mind, promoting mental clarity, assisting us to resolve problems objectively and unclouded by emotions. Tiger Eye is useful for recognizing one’s own needs in relation to the needs of others. Balancing yin-yang and energizing the emotional body, Tiger Eye stabilizes mood swings, imbues us with willpower, purpose, courage and self-confidence, and releases tension.
Lepidolite: A “stone of transition”, Lepidolite assists in the release and reorganization of old behavioral and psychological patterns, gently inducing change. It brings deep emotional healing, soothing and reducing stress and depression. Lepidolite dissipates negativity and insists on being used for the highest good.
Rose Quartz: Rose Quartz is the stone of universal love. It restores trust and harmony in relationships, encouraging unconditional love. Rose Quartz purifies and opens the heart at all levels to promote love, self-love, friendship, deep inner healing and feelings of peace. Calming and reassuring, it helps to comfort in times of grief. It encourages self forgiveness and acceptance invoking self trust and self worth.