Pendulums have been used as a magical /psychic tool for centuries.
They are made from a variety of materials such as crystal, wood, man-made crystal or metals like brass, copper and silver.
Shapes differ from long pointed crystals to those similar to a plum-bob used in building.
Hair and rings are also used.
I feel you have to let your intuition guide you to find one that feels ‘right’ and ‘comfortable’ to use.
The string or chain that you dangle it from, in my opinion, should be around 10 inches to allow it to swing freely
Grasp the pendulum cord firmly between your thumb and index finger and allow the pendulum to dangle free, I like to let the cord drape over my index finger to allow the pendulum to move freely
When the pendulum has stopped moving, ask to be shown the movement for yes, take note of which way it moves.
Usually it’s a circle for yes and a straight line for no
Next, ask to be shown the movement for no
Repeat several times to get the pendulum clearly showing a response.
Next ask simple yes no questions that you know the answer to
When you feel confident that you can tell yes from no ask your question
Pendulums are often used in healing work to highlight troubled areas or to balance charkas or energy centres.