HOW TO USE A PENDULUM NECKLACE. How Can You Wear It, Meaning and Rules

Pendulums are a great way to get clear on what you want and to connect to your inner guidance. Having a pendulum on your hand can make you feel less puzzled

when it comes to making decisions that actually matter.

Dowsing pendulum works by connecting us to the unconscious mind, also known as the Akashic Records.

Using a pendulum is an effective form of divination, and there are some things you need to know before starting.

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How To Use a Pendulum Necklace?

Yes? No? Maybe so? Use a pendulum to find the answers you seek.

  • The pendulum necklace enables you to tap into your inner intuition. In other words, a pendulum can help you to translate the signals from the subconscious mind.
  • You can feel free to consult your pendulum whenever you feel the need but think of it as more of a spiritual practice.
  • You can use the pendulum to help you with any problem, troubling situation, or something you need more clarity around.
  • Just remember: The pendulum can only answer "yes" "no" or “neutral” questions. So make sure to phrase questions in a way that can allow you to get a clear answer. You should be clear with your question and take the time to mindfully think them.

Can you Wear a Pendulum as a Necklace?

The easiest answer is yes, necklaces often make great pendulums, so it makes sense that you might want to use one like a pendulum and also wear it as a pendant. By wearing it, you may feel a closer connection to your pendulum.

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What is Pendulum Necklace Meaning?

They are used as a form of reflection by asking questions to receive guidance, awareness, and understanding.

Pendulums are used as well to promote chakra healing with the process of Drowsing. This technique seeks to locate any blocks in the body’s energy and dissolve them.

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Pendulum Necklace Rules

  • Understand the Swings Movements: Pendulums swing in vertical or horizontal lines, and in circular movements. This can be done side-by-side, front and back, clockwise, counterclockwise, or even up and down shake movements, which often indicate a strong affirmative action.
  • Define the Swing Movements: Assign to each swinging movement a response by first asking the pendulum to show you what certain responses look like. For example, start by asking, What does a NO look like? and subsequently, what does a YES look like? Asking these questions to your pendulum will help you define the swings’ movements. For example, Vertical swing signifies NO, Horizontal swing signifies YES, Circular movement signifies NEUTRAL
  • Prepare The Questions: A question should be one that can be answered with a positive, negative, or neutral response.

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Using Crystal Pendulum Necklaces

It may help if you use crystals that you feel a connection to. Use crystal pendulums that call to you. If you aren’t sure where to start, we have these stones you should consider.

  • Rose quartz is known as the stone of pure love, self-compassion, and reconciliation. Rose quartz is thought to be a healing aid for the heart. This crystal will work wonders as a pendulum. You can turn to it for guidance and make choices that come from the heart.
  • Amethyst is associated with wealth and prosperity. Amethyst calms the mind and eases anxiety. Amethyst is said to help impatience, balance high-energy, eliminate chaos, and support wisdom. These crystals will work beautifully as a tool to help in the process of decision-making.
  • Citrine is a stone of manifestation, imagination, and personal will. It works out problems on both the physical and subtle levels, transforming negative thoughts and feelings into positive ones.
  • Black Tourmaline stone is well known for its protective properties. This is a stone so well versed at keeping you in the clear from toxic energies whether dealing with a dose of negativity from another person or blocking EMFs and worrying environmental factors.
  • Opal has long been valued as a stone of luck and magic. It is said that opal can spark creativity and that the "dance" of its fire can help people enjoy their lives.
  • Lapis lazuli is associated with strength and courage, royalty and wisdom, intellect and truth. Lapis lazuli is one of the oldest gemstones in history.
  • Clear Quartz has been called the "Universal Crystal" because of its many uses and its benefits in manifesting, healing, meditating, and protection. Clear Quartz is well known for helping harmonize and stabilize one's environment.
  • Turquoise is considered as a stone that encourages enthusiasm, thus inspires new projects and brings to light undiscovered artistic abilities.
  • Tiger's eye stone has been associated with the power to focus the mind promoting mental clarity, assisting to resolve problems objectively. Tiger's eye represents willpower, courage, and self-confidence.
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What is the correct way to use a pendulum?

Just hold the pendulum with a relaxed and steady hand. Ask a yes or no question, and observe the pendulum's movement as it swings freely without interference from your hand.

How do you use a pendulum pendant?

In the same way as a regular pendulum. Hold the pendant with a relaxed and steady hand, ask a yes or no question, and observe the pendant's movement as it swings freely, without interference from your hand.

What do I say before using my pendulum?

You can say a prayer or set an intention before using your pendulum. This can help you connect with your higher self or spiritual guides and create a clear and focused space for divination.

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How does a spiritual pendulum work?

A spiritual pendulum is believed to work by tapping into the energy of the universe or the divine. As you hold the pendulum and ask a question, the pendulum may pick up on subtle energy vibrations and provide guidance or insight through its movement. Some people believe that the pendulum also works through the subconscious mind, allowing you to access deeper insights and wisdom.

Can crystal necklaces be used as pendulums?

Yes, crystal necklaces can be used as pendulums. A pendulum is simply a weighted object suspended from a pivot so it can swing freely. If your crystal necklace has a pendant of sufficient weight, and it's suspended on a chain or string, it can be used as a pendulum. 

How do you read a pendulum yes or no?

Before using a pendulum, you need to establish its "language." Here's a simple process:

  • Hold the pendulum between your thumb and forefinger so it can swing freely.
  • Ask it to show you its "yes" response. This might be a back-and-forth swing, a circular motion, or some other movement.
  • Then ask it to show you its "no" response, which should be a distinctly different movement.

Once you have established these responses, you can ask the pendulum yes-or-no questions. It's thought to respond by tapping into your subconscious mind or spiritual guides, depending on your beliefs.

How do you activate a pendulum?

"Activating" crystal pendulums is a subjective process and might be different depending on your personal beliefs or the traditions you follow. Some people believe in cleansing the pendulum first, which could be done by holding it under running water, placing it in sunlight or moonlight, or smudging it with sage. You might also "program" it by holding it in your hand and focusing your intention on it. For instance, you might silently tell it that you wish to use it for the purpose of divination.

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How do you use a pendulum for beginners?

Here's a simple process:

  • Start by finding a quiet place where you won't be disturbed. 
  • Take a couple of deep breaths.
  • Hold the pendulum by its chain or string, letting the weighted part hang down freely. You might rest your elbow on a table for stability.
  • Establish your "yes" and "no" signals as described above.
  • Ask your question. Make sure it's a question that can be answered with a simple "yes" or "no."
  • Wait for the pendulum to start moving. It might take a moment.
  • Once it starts moving, observe the pendulum moves. If it's moving in the "yes" pattern, your answer is "yes." If it's moving in the "no" pattern, your answer is "no."

How do you know if your pendulum is saying yes or no?

Observe the pendulum swings. You know based on the movement pattern it established when you asked it to show you its "yes" and "no" responses. For example, if a clockwise circle means "yes" and a back-and-forth swing means "no," then when you ask a question and it swings in a clockwise circle, the answer is "yes."

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Final Thoughts

When it comes to pendulum dowsing, be open and neutral. Don’t predict the answers, and don’t disagree or resist. Be clear in asking your questions so that you will only get a yes, no, or neutral answer.

Remember to relax, focus and enjoy the connection with your pendulum.

Be present in the moment, and learn to be patient. It may take you a couple of tries before you can get a clear answer.

Please note that pendulum divination is a part of metaphysical and spiritual practices and is not scientifically validated. Its effectiveness is often viewed as a matter of personal practice, belief and perception. Just use your own intuition, and Trust your gut feeling.

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We hope you enjoy experimenting with this amazing tool. If you want to share any tips or advice, please share them in the comments.

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