When you're looking for a divination tool you might be considering tarot, runes or perhaps the Celtic Tree Ogham staves, which are similar to runes, but on a larger piece of wood. One thing you might not be familiar with though is the use of pendulums as a form of divination. Pendulums are a weight on a string or chain which is then used to answer a series of yes or no questions on a specific topic. Pendulums can either be handmade or bought and can actually be almost anything as long as it can be tied or suspended.
Pendulums come in a huge variety of types and styles, from being made with crystals suspended on a chain, pieces of wood, or even metals such as brass or silver. Crystal pendulums like this one from our shop can come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and types of crystals – depending on which crystal you are most drawn to. Keeping in mind the different crystals and their uses is handy as well as you may want to incorporate a specific crystal into your divination, such as Amethyst which is a good crystal for tapping into intuition and the ether.
Using a pendulum is usually quite easy. If possible it's always a good idea to test them out first to see if they respond to your queries. Always remember to cleanse a pendulum before officially working with it by leaving it out in the full moonlight, or using the elements to cleanse it of any harmful or stagnant energies. Holding it by the string, you can simply ask it to move for “Yes”, “No”, and “No Answer”. Watch which direction it moves in and make a note, as this will most likely be the way it answers you going forward for questions. Pendulums can also have their own personalities, so it's useful to check this with each new pendulum you purchase or make as each one can answer differently. Enjoy!