Pendulum


Most of us were not taught to protect ourselves through magic, how to work with the higher forces to keep our lives in harmony and balance, how to shield ourselves from harmful attacks, both physical and psychic. Witches know we are responsible for our own safety and well-being.  We also know how to promote our own welfare and defend ourselves without causing harm to others.




Pendulums are one of the easiest and quickest ways to perform divination.

Pendulums have been used for centuries as means to divine the future and to find out answers to pressing questions that people would like to have answers for.
Even though pendulums are easy to use in a sense, there is much more to diving through pendulums then meets the eye.
In order to perform a pendulum reading properly, steps should be taken and considered before you begin to ask your questions to the pendulum.

Using and Cleansing Your Pendulum

Before you use a pendulum it is always best to ensure that you perform a protection ritual or spell before hand. The reasons for this is because when using any form of divination tools such as crystal balls, scrying mirrors, or pendulums, you are opening door ways not only to your subconscious, but also to the spirit world. Spirits often are summoned through divination whether intentionally or unintentionally to aid the seeker in finding their answers.

Even if you are not calling out to the spirits for aid, they will still be attracted to the divination tool because it is a doorway from their realm to ours and they often try to step through with or without our permission. This often leads to negative entities and demonic presences that can sometimes use these tools as a means to attack the seeker.

Visualize yourself surrounded by a bright white light. Keep visualizing it getting bigger and brighter and stronger. Surround your entire body until it is large enough that it will always be beyond the reach of your fingertips, no matter what direction you extend your arms.   In your own words, include your own beliefs and ask for protection - against any spirits harm.  


" I am protected in the correct way from all positive and negative energies and forces that may come to do me harm."


If you choose to neglect the protection ritual or spell, then be warned that you are at risk of attracting unwanted energies to you.



Before  you use your pendulum cleanse it

It is always wise and advised to cleanse it before you perform any form of divination with it.
The easiest and most simple way to cleanse your pendulum would be to take some sage incense or a sage smudge stick and light them to where they are smoking well. Take your pendulum and pass it through the smoke several times. You can perform a prayer as you pass the pendulum through the smoke for added benefit if you choose.
Another way for cleansing would be to make up a salt water bath for it. If your pendulum is made from a gemstone this is a good method for cleansing. Take some cold water and mix it with some salt, preferably purification salts, though dead sea salt can also be used. Dunk your pendulum into the water several times and then when finished, dry it off very well.
For metal and wood pendulums this is not a good method as the salt can damage your pendulum, so the sage smoke cleansing method would be better suited for these pendulums.

Types of Pendulums
Pendulums come in many different shapes and sizes as well as materials that are used to craft and make them. Some popular pendulums include gemstone pendulums, metal pendulums, and wood pendulums.
Gemstone pendulums are made from actual gemstones and not only do they contain the energies of the stones that they are made from, but they also are best suited for pendulum divination because these energies inside the stones will cause the pendulum to swing stronger giving you a more clear answer to your questions. Gemstones are also very pure forms of energy as long as they are properly cleansed.
Metal pendulums are often made from brass, chrome, pewter, or steel. These pendulums are the next best pendulums to use after gemstones as the magnetic energies that many of these metals provide can give a strong swing to your pendulum bringing more clarification to your answers.
Wood pendulums are made from various woods and are normally hand carved. Wood is not the best medium to use for pendulums since they do not hold energy rather well and can often be weak when they swing back and forth.

Make sure the pendulum you choose is solid, though not too heavy. The heavier your pendulum is, the harder it would be for it to swing. Like wise, you do not want a pendulum that is too light either.
Many people also like to use necklaces with pendants for pendulums. Even though this can be done and the jewelry will swing back and forth like a traditional pendulum, the SHAPE of the pendulum is a key reason why traditional pendulums are preferred over jewelry.

Traditional pendulums are shaped in a certain way to specifically aid with divination. Many pendulums are shaped to where they have a point at the end. This point represents the end of the channeling energies that are being passed from you(the diviner) to the pendulum.
If you use necklaces with pendants instead of an actual pendulum, you may find that your answers are inconsistent and wrong. Even though the energies are there, making the necklace and pendant move like a pendulum, they are not being channeled correctly because the needed centered point is not there to complete the energy transfer.
For this reason it is best to use traditional pendulum shapes for your pendulums for most accurate results.