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How to use a Pendulum – Witchy Tips

How to use a Pendulum – Witchy Tips

This comprehensive guide is designed to provide beginners with detailed instructions on how to effectively use pendulums for divination purposes. By tapping into the power of our subconscious mind through relaxation and meditation, we can access valuable insights using pendulums as a tool for guidance. While different individuals may have varying beliefs about the exact mechanics of pendulum divination, many practitioners perceive it as a means of communication with spirits, guides, or even higher beings.

When it comes to understanding the concept of a pendulum, it can be helpful to think of it as a tool that allows us to tap into and translate our inner messages. Just like learning a new language, using a pendulum can act as a means of communication between our conscious and subconscious minds. It’s fascinating to think that our subconscious holds a wealth of knowledge and wisdom that often goes unnoticed in our day-to-day lives.

In a way, using a pendulum for dowsing is like unlocking a door to this hidden realm within ourselves. Some may refer to it as the Goddess or God aspect, while others might see it as a connection to the universe or the collective consciousness. Regardless of how we interpret it, the power of the pendulum lies in its ability to bridge the gap between the conscious and subconscious.

By developing our skills in pendulum dowsing, we are essentially honing our ability to establish a stronger connection with our subconscious, allowing us to receive and translate messages from within. It’s a fascinating journey of self-discovery and personal growth, as we learn to trust our intuition and tap into our inner wisdom.

So, the next time you find yourself curious about a particular question or seeking guidance in life, consider reaching for a pendulum and engaging in a dowsing session. You might be surprised by the insights and clarity that can emerge through this practice. Remember to approach it with an open mind and a willingness to listen to the subtle whispers that come from within.

Before delving into the practical steps, it is essential to understand what a pendulum actually is. Essentially, a pendulum consists of a weighted object attached to a string or chain. While some practitioners prefer pendulums made of highly conductive materials like copper, others may choose to incorporate crystals or gemstones to enhance the spiritual connection during readings. For beginners, a simple pendulum can be created by tying a weighted object to a string. The length of the string is typically around 9 inches, although personal preferences and arm length can influence this measurement. Ready-made pendulums can be purchased at New Age or Wiccan bookshops if desired.


Energy blockers are something I highly suggest looking into if you want to optimize the flow of energy in your spiritual practice. It’s important to be aware of materials that can disrupt this flow and essentially block the energy. For instance, materials such as resin, glass, plastic, or any other unnatural substances can hinder the free flow of energy.

Let’s take the popular trend of spell jars as an example. While they can be visually appealing and serve the purpose of sealing intentions, it’s crucial to understand that a sealed glass jar simply locks the energy within it. In this case, it acts more like an energy bomb trapped in a container rather than allowing an ongoing and balanced exchange of energy with the surrounding environment.

Instead, it is recommended to choose materials that facilitate the flow of energy. Copper and authentic natural crystals are excellent choices for enhancing energy flow. Copper, known for its high conductivity, allows energy to move with greater ease and efficiency. Natural crystals, being products of the Earth’s natural energy, possess unique vibrations and properties that can assist in channeling energy effectively.

If you would like to experience the difference in energy flow, you can try using both an orgone or resin pendulum and a copper pendulum. While using the pendulums, focus on channeling your energy to the point of the pendulum and observe the reactions. You will notice that the copper pendulum provides a stronger and more pronounced reaction compared to the resin pendulum. This is because copper, as a highly conductive material, allows the energy to flow more smoothly and effortlessly, whereas unnatural materials like resin require more effort to encourage energy flow.

Remember, understanding the materials you work with and their impact on energy flow is essential in optimizing your spiritual practices and achieving desired results.

Now that you have acquired or created your pendulum, let’s get prepared for the divination process. Find a comfortable sitting position that allows you to relax and focus. This can be in your home, outdoors, or wherever you feel at ease. Creating an ambiance conducive to mental clarity is essential. Some practitioners choose to play relaxing nature sounds, while others prefer lighting candles or burning incense. Find what works best for you and helps you achieve a state of mind conducive to divination.

Now, let’s dive into the practical steps. Start by visualizing a flow of energy emanating from the ground, flowing up through your feet, and channeling into your hand, specifically the tip of your index finger and thumb. Imagine this energy seamlessly transferring from your hand to the pendulum. With the pendulum in hand, hold the chain or string with the tip of your index finger and thumb, allowing the excess string to rest in the palm of your hand. Extend your arm, positioning the pendulum about a foot in front of your chest, aligned with the center.

In this poised position, with the energy flowing to the pendulum, ask, either silently or aloud, to show you the movement pattern. Be patient, and soon you should observe the pendulum moving in a distinct pattern. This pattern will become your personalized movement pattern, unique to you. It is crucial to practice and become familiar with your specific movement pattern before progressing further.

After identifying your movement pattern, request the pendulum to demonstrate your “YES” movement. Each individual’s “YES” movement may differ, ranging from clockwise rotations to diagonal swings. Take the time to understand and confidently recognize your specific “YES” movement. Repeat the same process to identify your “NO” movement. It is important to develop a clear understanding of your movement patterns for both “YES” and “NO” responses.

Once you have mastered the foundational skills, it’s time to engage in an exercise that will enhance your understanding of pendulum readings before proceeding to actual questions. Consider trying the following exercise designed for beginners:

  1. Gather a deck of playing cards and remove the Ace of Diamonds, Ace of Hearts, and Ace of Spades. Place the remaining cards face down, mixing them without looking at their faces.
  2. Create a triangle formation with the three cards, spacing them several inches apart.
  3. Assume your comfortable position, clear your mind, and visualize the flow of energy as before. Hold the pendulum over each card one by one.
  4. The objective of this exercise is to identify the card that does not belong. Allow your pendulum to determine the presence or absence of a connection with each card.
  5. First, establish your movement pattern over one card. Once you have a clear understanding of the movement, ask if this is the card that does not belong. Observe the pendulum’s response, noting whether it aligns with your established “YES” or “NO” movement.
  6. Proceed to the next card within the triangle, repeating the process until you receive a confirmed “YES” response. Once you have identified the correct card, flip it over to confirm your intuition.
  7. It is important to be patient with this exercise, as it may take time and practice to develop a strong connection with your pendulum and accurately interpret its responses. Consistent practice will yield more accurate results. Once you have mastered these exercises, you will be prepared to conduct everyday pendulum readings. Feel free to share your progress and experiences in the comments, or even suggest alternative exercises for beginners.

Lastly, if you have specific questions that you would like answered, please feel free to submit up to three inquiries per week through the provided form. We offer a free reading service once weekly, during which we will provide answers to your questions. When submitting questions, kindly phrase them in a manner that elicits “YES” or “NO” responses. It is important to note that due to the weekly reading availability, there may be a slight delay in receiving a response. Your patience is appreciated, and we look forward to assisting you on your divination journey.

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