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A pendulum can be made of any weighted object on a string. It can be a stone
weight, crystal, metal, or even just a button on some thread. You don’t need to go spend
money at all, just use what you have on hand at home already!
Hold the thread between the thumb and forefinger on your power hand
(dominant hand), rest your elbow on some hard/solid surface (like a table), and allow
the string/weight to dangle without touching the surface of the tabe or your arm.
Relax and focus your sight into the center of the pendulum. If the pendulum is
moving, say/think: “Be still,” and focus that thought into the center of the pendulum. It
will stop moving, then you can begin. First, you need to find out what means yes and
what means no. You can simply say, “Show me, ‘yes’” and then, “Show me, ‘no,’” or ask
questions you know the answers to already to determine this. Did I have coffee today?
Do I have red hair? Etc. The pendulum may swing left to right for no and forward and
back for yes… or circle for yes and be linear for no, or vice versa. This will vary person
to person, so figure this out first, then move on to the questions you are here for.
For your answers, if the pendulum is swinging slowly/weakly, it is not a definite
response. This answer, if not to your liking, is open to changing, just needing a bit of a
nudge in the right direction. A strongly swinging pendulum is a stronger answer (firm
yes/no). The stage is well set already and the energies are predisposed to this response.
To change this kind of strong response is more difficult than the nudge needed to
change a weaker response. It may be a situation where you choose to prepare yourself
for what is coming, or try to blunt the impact, rather than throwing a lot of energy into
attempting a total change of such a future.
If you do wish to make a change, think about alternatives. This may require
meditation to come up with new solutions/directions you would like to take. Once you
have several ideas, return to the pendulum and address each idea as a possible means of
making changes. If the pendulum responds enthusiastically to one of these ideas, it
would be the direction to take. If it’s sluggish toward all ideas, perhaps consider internal
changes rather than external ones. Remember, Divination is a guide, to advise. What
you do with the information is up to you.
If you are working the pendulum for others, it’s best to ask the question for the
other person. Ask them what they want to know, then ask the pendulum. Otherwise
you must go through the steps of establishing what is yes and no again, since it may vary
for that other person.
Becca’s note: In a similar way to this, you can use dowsing rods to
communicate with spirits or your guides. They’re limited to yes or no questions, for
the most part, just like a pendulum. Copper is ideal if you can find it, especially when
the handles are hollow copper tubes that the rods rest in- with the hollow handle, it is
not easy to tell the rods what to do- and the copper allows the spirits to channel a bit
of your energy through the rods, making it easier for them to work with.
When I’m working with these, I start by asking to see yes and no. Yes is
typically an X of sorts with the rods, and No typically points them away from each
other. Small yes barely crosses the rods. Big yes makes them spin around and touch
me or they may go straight and simply face each other.
For bigger confirmation of things, I hold them out and ask them to do specific
things to confirm what I said/heard/felt. “Spin the left one 3x clockwise.” “Spin the
right one 3x counter-clockwise.” “Spin them both together.” Etc.