What is a Crystal Pendulum?

Pendulums are used for dowsing + divination – mystical practices in which one asks the universe for divine guidance through the movement of the pendulum. Pendulums tap into the energetic connection between you, the Earth, and the Cosmos.

When you set out to purchase a pendulum, don’t be surprised if it feels like the pendulum chooses you rather than you choose it. If you find yourself drawn to a specific crystal, color, or intention – that’s the pendulum for you. Don’t give yourself the space to overthink or be indecisive. The pendulum will speak to you.

Using Your Crystal Pendulum:

Now that you have chosen your pendulum, it is time to put it to use.

Center yourself. Sit or stand in a grounded and comfortable way. You want your body to be as stable as possible, so avoid crossing your legs or settling on an unstable surface. When you feel comfortable, take deep, cleansing breaths. You may close your eyes during these breaths if it feels right. Clear your personal energy, letting go of anything that is cluttering your mind, besides the questions you will be asking your pendulum.

Clear crystals of heavy energy. There are many ways to cleanse your pendulum, but the easiest way to clear it before each use is to simply envision it engulfed in a bright, white, cleansing light while holding it. This will ensure you have a clean slate of energy that can focus directly on you.

Set mindful and direct intentions. When using your pendulum, it is important to ask clear questions with “yes or no” answers. Take time beforehand to clarify with yourself exactly what you are asking of your pendulum. At this time, you should ask your pendulum to show you how it will communicate its positive and negative reactions with you. You can do this by asking “yes or no” questions that you have a definitive answer to, or by simply saying “please show me ‘yes,’” and “please show me ‘no.’” It will gently swing in a circular motion, back and forth, sideways, or diagonally. Take note of the movement, so you understand its communications as you ask more questions.

Open yourself to communication. The pendulum might give you answers you aren’t expecting, or don’t want to hear. Try not to fight against it, and just listen. Allow yourself to tune into your higher self and remember that you are one with the universe. Your higher self wants nothing but the best for you and will offer the purest guidance.  

Use to navigate your life path. Pendulums can be used for many things:

  • To find missing items
  • To locate resources underground
  • To make decisions using maps, charts + diagrams
  • To gain insight about yourself
  • To develop intuition + clarity
  • To feel a sense of well-being
  • To manifest positive changes for yourself + others.

About Shoppe Geo’s Pendulum Offerings:

Violet Light Pendulum – Amethyst

Amethyst is a transformative crystal, known to purify and protect the energy in its surroundings. Use to manifest positive change, feel a sense of well-being, and navigate life decisions.

Mystical Insight Pendulum – Sodalite

Sodalite is best used to reveal and clarify the answers to life’s most confounding questions. Use to develop intuition and clarity, navigate life decisions, and manifest positive changes.

Grounded Dreams Pendulum – Smoky Quartz

Smoky quartz pendulum with gray tag "grounded dreams pendulum"

Smoky quartz is known as a grounding and protective crystal. Use to find missing items, gain personal insight, and reveal and manifest your greatest dreams.