A pendulum is often used to ask questions about our future, our life, and our relationships, but a pendulum can actually be used in many different ways. Today I want to talk about what a pendulum is used for spiritually. Let’s learn more about the topic together, shall we?
What is a pendulum used for spiritually?
A pendulum is used for checking our chakras and noticing if they are in balance and in tune with ourselves.
There are various means to check the state of a person’s chakras, to obtain information on the energy of a place or a person, or to answer a simple question;, one of these is the pendulum.
It is smart to resort to the pendulum with caution, as its application drains the energies of the aura, which is why it is good to make intelligent use of it, avoiding asking it futile questions.
It is also good to know that, like divination methods or other esoteric practices, the use of the pendulum (radiesthesia) puts us in contact with deep and hidden parts of our psyche, leaving us open and vulnerable even to influences that are not positive for us.
It will, therefore, be good to resort to the pendulum when we are at a maximum physical, mental, and emotional form (any imbalance could generate inaccurate or “controlled” answers) and in safe environments (where we do not feel discomfort, for example).
It is also advisable to avoid resorting to the pendulum in the evening, as it can often attract low-level entities, such as astral larvae.
We will talk later on how to develop the aura and strengthen it in anticipation of the use of the pendulum, but for the moment it is good to know that the peripheral chakras of the hands and feet must first be strengthened.
As for the hand to use, there are various theories about it: for details, I refer you to the specialized texts, however, I recommend that you adjust with a very simple method that I have personally adopted.
How to do it?
It is important to clear your mind first (you can help yourself with some simple visualizations, but don’t focus too much on the details or you will get the opposite effect. For example, visualize a black screen (like a blackboard), then stretch your arms and unlink your fingers in order to prevent muscle tension from compromising results.
Close your eyes, then bring your attention to a point between the eyebrows, exactly at the root of the nose (6th chakra): the activation of this chakra will allow you to greatly amplify your perceptions.
If you have crystals, purify a part of them by placing them on a table spaced apart, then hold the tip of the chain between your thumb and forefinger, letting it swing (not too close) above each crystal.
Do not expect any precise movement and do not try to force the results even if they do not arrive, it is important to initially establish a relationship with your pendulum that is absolutely spontaneous, as it constitutes a channel between you and your unconscious.
Knowing which crystals have been purified and which have not, you can check how you interpret positive or negative responses (if you don’t have crystals, do it on the palm and back of your hand—the back should be negative and vice versa).
There are usually three types of reactions:
- positive energies (or positive response): the pendulum swings vertically, obliquely to the right, or turns clockwise.
- negative energies (or negative response): the pendulum swings horizontally, obliquely to the left, or turns counterclockwise.
- inactive, undefined energies, absence of answers: the pendulum does not move.
It is often advised to check the type of energy we emit: we swing the pendulum on the palm of our hand, left and right to check if our energy is negative or positive (which has nothing to do with good or bad as much as yin-yang, so to speak) and in the case of negative energy, the common polarities are reversed so the left emits energy and the right receives it (while usually, the opposite occurs).
As for the pendulum material, I personally recommend hyaline quartz, though you can choose the models and materials that suit you best. Keep in mind that exaggerated prices are not worth the purchase ($15-20 maximum in the case of modeled crystals; in case of other materials, except for precious ones, the price must be much lower).
For the shape, I personally recommend the simplest shape, but also, in this case, I recommend following your instinct; it is you who must get in tune with the pendulum.
Can I use a pendulum to contact the dead?
No. It’s better to use each magical tool as per its usage. So, use a pendulum to unveil the future, have more guidance, and explore your spiritual persona and rely on something different to contact the dead, like a Ouija board.
Contacting the dead is already a dangerous, dark kind of practice, don’t mess up by using a spiritual tool like a pendulum and try to avoid opening your spirit to dark entities and the unknown.
Keep in mind that the results are also influenced by the phases of the moon, so do not be discouraged if you do not always have results.
Remember that the pendulum will become a part of you (you will have to treat it as if it were a split personality, an entity in its own right), so avoid allowing it to be used or handled by other people.
When you finish a session with the pendulum, inhale and exhale deeply (through your mouth) all the air from your lungs: you should feel that sense of pressure at the root of the nose vanish (indicating that the 6th chakra is open and that – in this case, it must be closed for safety).
Finally, it is good to remember that the pendulum must be purified and placed in a wooden container or a fabric bag in order to preserve it as much as possible from external energies that could contaminate it (especially avoid electromagnetic sources).