Pendulum divination is a great magical technique for accessing information from the Universe and unlocking your own native wisdom. A pendulum is a magical tool that consists of a lightweight object suspended from a string or chain. It becomes a natural extension of yourself and as long as you know the right questions to ask, you can get any and all information that exists in the Universe. Pendulum divination can be used for dowsing as well as to answer your questions

Making a Pendulum
You can certainly buy a pendulum from a new age store or many sources on the internet, but you can also make your own just as easily. First you need a lightweight object. A paper clip, earring, pendant or talisman can all work for this. You can also use a small crystal. The best crystal to use is an amethyst crystal. Just be sure to store any crystal you use in a pewter box. This will protect it from taking on negative energy. Do not use Aurora crystals treated with petroleum as these do not work well.

Next you need something to hang the pendulum on that will allow it to swing. This could be a chain, a string of natural fiber like cotton or silk or leather. If you use a metal chain, silver is the best as it is the most magically stable metal.

Using Your Pendulum
Now that you have a pendulum or have made one, what do you do with it? Before moving on to actually working with it, your pendulum needs to be magically cleansed, keyed, and trained.

Pendulum Divination: Cleansing the Pendulum
First you must cleanse your new pendulum with smoke from a charged cedar or sage smudge stick. To charge your smudge stick, sit in the South facing North. Use paper or wooden matches to light the stick. Once it is producing a thick, dense column of smoke say the following verse in a voice of command:

“Fire and Air where you are cast,
Let no spell nor adverse purpose last,
Not in accord with me!
Cleanse this tool and cleanse its space,
Far from here send baneful trace!”

Hold your pendulum in the smoke and keep it there until smoke sticks to all parts of the pendulum. You have magically cleansed your pendulum when the smoke is sticking to the pendulum. If the object you used to make the pendulum has a lot of junky energy, it can take as much as 5 minutes for this to happen, so just be patient.

Pendulum Divination: Keying the Pendulum
The next step is to key your pendulum to your own energies. To do this, hold it in your dominant hand. This would be the hand that you would naturally point with. Flow energy into the pendulum for a minute or two. You will know it is keyed when it feels warm and tingly.

Pendulum Divination: Training the Pendulum
The first step in the actual training of your pendulum is to establish the direction it will swing for the answer “yes” and for the answer “no”. Decide if “yes” will be an up/down swing or a left/right swing. Whichever you decide for “yes” the opposite swing will be “no”.

Sit in a comfortable position and hold your pendulum hanging from your dominant hand. The chain or string it is on must be long enough for it to swing freely. Place your elbows on a table or your knee to stabilize your hand.

Now swing the pendulum gently in a clockwise circle and say out loud, “Show me yes.” Wait until the pendulum stops moving in a circle and begins to swing back and forth in the direction you picked to designate “yes”. If it doesn’t, then ask again. Once it is swinging in the selected direction consistently, do this step again asking for it to show you the direction for “no”.

Pendulum Divination: Practice Getting Answers From Your Pendulum
You can now continue the training by moving into asking simple yes/no questions about future events that you can easily verify within 15 – 30 minutes. For example you might ask, “Will my friend Ann call me in the next 20 minutes?” Wait and verify the answer the pendulum gives you, then ask another question.

Remember that you are in the stage of training your pendulum at this point so don’t get too caught up in whether the answers given are correct or not. The more you do pendulum divination, the more accurate your pendulum will become. Just keep asking those yes/no questions that can be verified within a short time period until you start seeing consistently accurate answers.

In part 2 of this series next month, we will cover how to clear out daily hassles with your pendulum, so keep practicing and stay tuned for that. If you just can’t wait, you can find all this material on pendulums in our Kindle book entitled, Learn How to Do Witchcraft Rituals and Spells with Magical Tools. And remember you can read Kindle books on your regular computer or Smart Phone if you don’t have a Kindle.

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