A Beginner’s Guide to Using Pendulums for Guidance

Unlock the secrets of your pendulum with this quick guide

First things first. How to choose a pendulum?

First things first, let’s dive into choosing your perfect pendulum. When it comes to selecting one, the crystal it’s made from can significantly influence the type of energy and guidance it offers.

– Clear Quartz: Known as the ‘Master Healer’, clear quartz amplifies energy and thought, making it perfect for clarity and neutrality in your questions. It’s like a blank canvas, ready to work with any intention you set.

– Rose Quartz: This crystal radiates love, healing, and calming energy. A rose quartz pendulum is your go-to for questions related to love, emotional healing, and fostering positive relationships. It’s like having a loving guide at your fingertips.

– Amethyst: A powerhouse for spiritual growth and intuition, amethyst strengthens your connection to your higher self and enhances psychic abilities. It’s ideal for spiritual questions or seeking guidance on your personal growth journey.


Here’s where the magic really happens: when you choose a pendulum from me, I personally call out your name and ask the pendulum if it wishes to work with you. This unique step ensures that you receive not just any pendulum, but a happy workmate, eager to guide you on your path. By buying a pendulum from me, you’re guaranteed a harmonious and dedicated ally in your spiritual adventures.

Got your pendulum? Great! Let’s make it truly yours.

Cleansing your pendulum is essential for clearing any residual energies it may have picked up before coming to you. This process helps to reset it, making it a pure channel for your own energy and intentions. Here’s how you can cleanse your pendulum:

Smoke Cleansing: Light some sage, palo santo, or your preferred incense. Gently waft the smoke around your pendulum, envisioning any negative or foreign energies being carried away.

Moonlight Bath: Place your pendulum under the light of a full moon. Let the moon’s pure, luminous energy wash over it, cleansing and recharging it with celestial power.

Crystal Cleansing: Rest your pendulum on a bed of cleansing crystals like clear quartz or selenite. These crystals will absorb any unwanted energies, leaving your pendulum refreshed and ready for use.


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Pendulums are enchanting tools that can bridge the gap between the known and the unknown. They move in mysterious ways, responding to the energy around them and within you.

Here’s how to understand and interpret their movements

Pendulum Movements:
– A straight line, moving side to side or front and back.
– Circles, either clockwise or counterclockwise.

Determining Yes or No:
Most questions asked with a pendulum are seeking Yes or No answers. It’s crucial to establish the direction your pendulum will take for each response. Here’s how to do it:
1. Hold the knot of the pendulum’s string between your thumb and middle finger. Use your other hand to gently steady the pendulum’s point or bobber.
2. Focus your gaze on the point. Calm your mind and center your energy.
3. Address the pendulum and clearly state, “Show me ‘Yes’.” Observe as it begins to swing in a particular direction, which could be side to side, front and back, or even in a circle.
4. Next, ask, “Show me ‘No’.” The pendulum should move distinctly, often in a contrasting direction to your ‘Yes’ answer.

Unclear or Unanswerable Queries:
Sometimes, the pendulum will move in circles, indicating that the answer is either not clear yet or not meant to be revealed at this time. This is a reminder to trust the process and understand that some answers require patience or a deeper self-reflection.

How Do You Ask The Questions:

Set a Clear Intention: Before you begin, take a moment to ground yourself and set a clear intention for your session. This helps in creating a sacred space and a connection with your higher self and any guides you believe in.

Be Specific and Concise: Formulate your questions to be yes/no for clear guidance. Specificity helps in receiving more straightforward answers from your pendulum.

Here are some example yes/no questions you might ask your pendulum to tap into its guidance:

1. “Is this the right time for me to start a new project?”
2. “Should I take the job offer I recently received?”
3. “Am I on the right path towards my personal growth?”
4. “Will attending this event benefit my spiritual journey?”
5. “Is it in my best interest to reconnect with an old friend?”
6. “Should I invest my energy into learning a new skill this month?”
7. “Is the advice I received from a friend aligned with my highest good?”
8. “Do I need to cleanse my space of negative energy today?”
9. “Should I focus more on self-care this week?”
10. “Is it a good idea for me to make a significant change in my living situation?”

Use for Guidance, Not Absolute Answers: Remember, a pendulum is a tool for guidance and should not be relied upon for making major life decisions without considering other factors. It’s best used as a means to tap into your subconscious and intuition.

Practice Regularly: Like any skill, working with a pendulum gets better with practice. The more you use it, the more attuned you’ll become to its movements and the subtle energies it’s picking up on.

Storing Your Pendulum: Safeguarding It’s Magick

Proper storage of your pendulum is just as important as cleansing it. Here’s how to ensure it’s kept safe and energetically sound:

  • Dedicated Pouch or Box: Store your pendulum in a special pouch or box, preferably made from natural materials like cotton, silk, or wood. This creates a protective sanctuary for your pendulum, keeping it safe and energetically insulated.
  • Sacred Space: If possible, place your pendulum in a sacred space in your home. This could be your altar, a special shelf, or any place where you feel a strong, positive energy. This will help maintain the pendulum’s vibrational integrity and keep it aligned with your spiritual practice.

The key to working with a pendulum is to approach it with an open heart and a clear mind. Your energy and intention play a significant role in how the pendulum responds. As you practice, you’ll develop a stronger bond with your pendulum, and its movements will become more meaningful and insightful.

I hope this guide helps you on your magical journey with your new pendulum. Embrace its wisdom, and let it guide you towards deeper self-understanding and spiritual growth.

Sending you lots of mystical vibes and excitement for your pendulum adventures!


Madame Formtastica

My Pendulums