A pendulum is any object that you can hang from a string, thread or chain. You can absolutely make your own by hanging a ring, a pendant, a gemstone, or any other object. on a string. – Or you can buy one that’s ready to go. There are all different kinds available – find the one that calls to you.
Once you have selected or created your pendulum, you will need to cleanse and clear the energy of it, as well as set an intention for how it will be used.
How to Cleanse & Clear a Pendulum:
You will need: a small dish of water, a small dish of sea salt, a candle, and incense (optional).
Light your candle, and incense, if using. Stare at the candle, meditating for several minutes. Focus on your Third Eye Chakra, especially during the pause between your breaths.
When you feel ready, take your pendulum in your right hand. Feel its energy first. Imagine that your hand is filled with white light.
Then, still using your right hand, pass the pendulum over or through the candle flame. Say silently or aloud: “I cleanse this pendulum with fire”.
Next, briefly lay the pendulum in the dish of salt. Say silently or aloud: “I cleanse this pendulum with salt”.
Now place the pendulum above the dish of water if it would be damaged with water (such as desert rose, or selenite etc) Say silently or aloud: “I cleanse this pendulum with Water”.
Finally, pass your pendulum through the smoke of the incense, or high above the candle flame. Say silently or aloud: “I cleanse this pendulum with Air”.
Set Your Intention:
Place the pendulum in your left hand now – this is symbolic of now receiving the pendulum into your life.
Say silently or aloud: “My intention with this pendulum is to answer yes and no questions, and to diagnose energies correctly. This object now becomes an extension of my own energy, and can be used by me, or anyone that I choose”.
Ask Some Questions
Now you are ready to begin using your pendulum! Each time you use this tool, you will need to reestablish the directions for “yes” and “no”.
Place your elbow on a firm surface, such as a desk or table. Hold the pendulum in your dominant hand, allowing it to hang. Steady the pendulum before you begin.
Ask silently or aloud: “Which way is yes?” Then close your eyes, and take a few slow, steady breaths. After a few moments (it could take 10 seconds to a minute), the pendulum will begin to move. Whichever direction the pendulum takes is your answer for “yes”.
Repeat the process for “Which way is no?”.
Directions can be side to side, circular, oval, etc. Sometimes the pendulum will remain still, which is your answer that day. It is good practice to diagnose the directions your pendulum will take each time you use it.
How to Diagnose Chakra Health
Have a friend that you trust help you with this if you can. It is important that you can be as relaxed and open as possible. If you don’t have a friend who can help you with this, seek out the assistance of a trained energy worker, such as a Reiki practitioner.
Have your friend hold the pendulum (in their non-dominant hand) 3-6 inches above the chakra you want to diagnose. After a few moments (10 seconds to 1 minute) the pendulum will start to move in the direction that the chakra is spinning. Test the front of the body and the back of the body in order to get an accurate read. A health Chakra will spin in a clockwise direction, at a reasonable pace – not too fast, not too slow.
If you are unsure, or uncomfortable, attempting to diagnose your chakras on your own, you should get in touch with a Reiki Master or energy healer.