I have several pendulums with which I work, and I can generally trust the responses I get. However, pendulums can definitely pick up energy from the environment – metal, wood, water, electricity, personal auras, etc – so it’s a good practice to calibrate your pendulum each time you use it.
This is especially important the first time you use it. Don’t assume a vertical swing means “yes”…. for your pendulum, that could mean “no”!
CALIBRATING YOUR PENDULUM
Hold your pendulum chain between your thumb and forefinger and allow the “bob” to dangle freely. I typically drape the pendulum chain over my first finger, but that is a personal choice.
I prefer a “natural” calibration method, i.e. asking the pendulum to reveal its own patterns by asking a question I know to be true, false, unknown and observing the reaction.
You may program your pendulum with the standard responses, by giving it specific instructions such as:
- please give me a vertical swing for yes
- please give me a horizontal swing for no
- please circle anti-clock-wise for do not know/not ready to know
With either method, be patient; it may take some time on your first attempt. It is recommended that you recalibrate your pendulum frequently (I do this at the start of any new reading session), and ensure you cleanse it of any residual negative energies before working with it.
In the next post, we’ll take a look at how to cleanse your crystal pendulums.