An Introduction to Pendulums & Pendulum Boards

An Introduction to Pendulums & Pendulum Boards

A pendulum is a simple yet powerful tool used for divination and dowsing. It consists of a weight suspended on a chain or cord, which is held between the thumb and forefinger and allowed to swing freely. Pendulums can be made from a variety of materials, including crystal, metal, wood, and glass.

A pendulum board is a tool used in conjunction with a pendulum. It typically consists of a circular or rectangular board with markings or symbols on it, which are used to provide answers to questions or indicate specific directions or actions.

Using a pendulum and pendulum board can be a simple and effective way to gain insights, clarity, and guidance on a variety of topics. Whether you're seeking answers about your personal life, relationships, career, or health, a pendulum can provide you with valuable information.

In this guide, we'll explore the basics of using a pendulum and pendulum board, including how to choose a pendulum, how to use it, and how to interpret the answers you receive. We'll also discuss different types of pendulum boards and how to make your own, as well as some tips and best practices for using this powerful divination tool.

Using a pendulum and board can be a fun and enlightening way to gain insights and clarity on a variety of topics. Here's a step-by-step guide on how to use a pendulum and board:

Choose a pendulum
You can buy a pendulum at a metaphysical shop or online. Choose a pendulum that feels comfortable and balanced in your hand, and that you feel drawn to.

Choose a pendulum board
You can buy a pendulum board or create your own using a piece of paper or cardboard. A pendulum board typically has a circular or rectangular shape, with markings or symbols on it to indicate different options, directions, or answers.

Cleanse and charge your pendulum
Before using your pendulum, it's important to cleanse and charge it to remove any negative energy and infuse it with positive energy. You can do this by spritzing it with salt water, smudging it with sage or palo santo, or leaving it in the sun or moonlight.

Hold your pendulum
Hold your pendulum by the chain or cord between your thumb and forefinger. Relax your hand and allow the pendulum to swing freely.

Calibrate your pendulum
Before asking your pendulum questions, it's important to calibrate it to your own energy. This means asking it a few questions to establish what a "yes" answer looks like, what a "no" answer looks like, and what a neutral or undecided answer looks like. For example, you might ask, "Is my name [insert your name]?" and note which direction the pendulum swings for a "yes" answer. Repeat this for a "no" answer and a neutral answer.

Ask your question
Once your pendulum is calibrated, ask it a question. You can ask any question that can be answered with a "yes" or "no" response. Hold your pendulum steady and watch how it responds.

Interpret the answer
The pendulum's response can be interpreted in different ways depending on the board you're using. For example, if you're using a chakra pendulum board, the response might indicate which chakra is out of balance. If you're using a decision-making pendulum board, the response might indicate which option to choose. Use your intuition and the symbols on the board to interpret the response.

Thank your pendulum
When you're finished, thank your pendulum for its guidance and put it away in a safe place.

Remember that using a pendulum and board is a form of divination and should be used with respect and intention. It's also important to keep an open mind and use your intuition when interpreting the responses you receive. With practice, you can develop a deeper understanding and connection with your pendulum and the wisdom it can provide.

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