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Spiritual Tools

Need Help Making a Decision? Try a Pendulum.

Remember Magic 8-Balls? If you ever had one, you probably asked it fun ‘Yes, No or Maybe’ questions, like if your latest crush was into you or if you were going to marry (LOL! just me?!). And then, you’d gleefully shake the ball to reveal the answer.  Such fun times y’all!

Although we may have outgrown Magic 8-Balls, indecisiveness and a need to know everything, right now, hasn’t gone anywhere. Here’s a trusty tool that can help us access some answers: pendulums. These mystical objects help us bypass our chatty conscious minds and go straight to the source (aka your intuition and Spirit Guides) for answers.

The best part? Pendulums are affordable (you can even DIY one!) and easy to use once you get the swing of them—literally.

What is a Pendulum?

A pendulum is a tool typically made of a small, weighted object such as a stone or crystal tied to a string, chain, or cord. You can even use a gold or silver necklace. You hold the pendulum in one hand, ask simple ‘yes or no’ questions, and the pendulum will swing a certain way, providing an answer.

How Does a Pendulum Work?

So, what actually causes the pendulum to move, really? It depends on who you ask. Some believe our subconscious mind kicks in and subtly moves the pendulum a particular way. Others believe our higher self or spirit guides make the pendulum swing back and forth, side-to-side or in circles. Of course, a more technical answer would be gravity. Whatever force causes the movement, a pendulum’s purpose is to cut through our ego’s chatter in order to gain clarity around a situation.

Three Easy Steps to Use Your Pendulum
  1. Calibrate Your Pendulum: Before you start playing with your pendulum, you must calibrate it to your energy so you can see which way your pendulum will swing to indicate yes, no, and maybe. To do this, hold the pendulum in one hand, with the weighted object dangling. Then instruct the pendulum to move by saying, “Please show me a yes,” and pay attention to which way it swings: vertically, horizontally, or in a circular manner. Then repeat the process with no and maybe.
  2. Test the Pendulum: Now that you know what your yes, no, and maybe answers look like, test out the pendulum with three simple questions you already know the answer to, such as your name, age, or the city you grew up in. Here’s how to phrase the question: “Is my name is [insert your name here]?” “I have [insert color of eyes here]?” “I was born in [enter city you were born in here]?”
  3. Ask Your Pressing Questions: Next, it’s time to ask all your pressing questions. Let me emphasize that it’s important to phrase your question so you can get a clear ‘yes, no, or maybe’ answer. I also recommends starting the question with the phrases “Is it in my best interest if…” or “Am I correct to believe…” For instance, instead of asking, “Where should I go on vacation?” ask, “Is it in my best interest to take a trip to Montana?” Try to clear your mind and focus on the question at hand. A muddled mind may result in an inconclusive answer. You can ask questions about anything and everything big and small, including career, relationships, money, or health. Basically, anything you need some clarity around! Asking your pendulum lots of questions is encouraged (that’s what it’s for!), but if you ask the same question over and over again, the answer may start to get a little murky. If that happens, I suggest recalibrating the pendulum again by asking easy questions you already know the answer to.

With Love & Light,


Are you interested in a one-on-one lesson from Claudia on how to master Pendulum Readings? Book a “Development Coaching Session’ today: https://innerinsights.shop/en/development-coaching-sessions/



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