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Beginner's Guide to Pendulums

⛤Okay, so I have been wanting to put out a post about pendulums based on how I was taught to use them by my aunt, a long-time pendulum diviner and dowser. This post is based solely on our traditions and beliefs. I am NOT telling anyone that this is the one and only way to work with pendulums. Please do what works for you. If these methods suit you, fantastic! If not, it’s okay. Alright, buckle your seat belts ‘cause here we go.

⛤So, you want to use a pendulum. Cool! First you have to get one. There are several ways to obtain a pendulum. You can buy one from a specialty shop (many new age and crystal shops sell them). You can buy one online from places like Etsy, Ebay, and other places. You can even make one. All you need is a string or chain and something to hang from it. It can be as simple as a needle stuck in a cork hanging from some thread (as my great grandmother did). You can also use a piece of jewelry, such as a necklace or a lanyard as a pendulum. Find, make or buy one that is suitable for you.

⛤Now that you have a pendulum, it’s time to clear/charge it. A very important step when using a pendulum is to cleanse it, especially if you bought one. A pendulum in a store, even an online store, has been touched by many people. People have probably touched it to look at it, shop employees have probably touched it when they were putting out to be bought. The seller from an online shop has certainly touched it. All of these people touching the pendulum that you just bought have left residual energies on it. These energies can affect the accuracy of the pendulum. So, you have to cleanse it. I recommend you cleanse your pendulum the same way you do any of your magickal tools. If it’s made from a crystal, you can cleanse it the same way you cleanse your crystals. If you don’t know how to cleanse your pendulum, I was taught to start with a prayer/incantation/chant. Write one that explains your intention just like you would to write a spell. Be specific in your writing. If you want to work with your spirit guides, say that. If you want to work with your higher self, say that. Be specific in the kind of spirits you want to work with. Do you want to work with ancestors? Spirit animals? Etc. If you want to work spirits aligned with light, be specific on the type of light. Anyway, after you have your prayer/incantation/chant written down, you can begin to cleanse your pendulum. The cleansing ritual/ceremony/process can be a elaborate as you deem fit. When I cleansed mine, I didn’t go very elaborate, but if you need to go for it. There are several ways you can use to cleanse your pendulum. 1st, smoke cleansing. Just as you would use sage to cleanse a room, you can use it to cleanse your pendulum. Light a bundle of dried sage, or sage incense. Pass your pendulum through the smoke and say your prayer/incantation/chant. Do this for as long as you think is necessary. 2nd, visualization. Hold your pendulum in your hand and visualize it being surrounded by a brilliant white light. Focus on the residual energies being driven away and cleansed from your pendulum. Say your prayer/incantation/chant while you do your visualization. I used this method to cleanse my pendulum. I visualized putting the pendulum in a stream of white light and letting the light flow over it like water, cleansing away the residual energies. 3rd, if your pendulum is made of crystal, any crystal cleansing techniques will work to cleanse it (i.e. burying it, putting it in running water, burying in salt, putting it with cleansing crystals, such as clear quartz and selenite, etc.). If you made your pendulum, you might not have to worry so much about cleansing and charging it because you made it and it’s already aligned with your energy. However, if you bought your pendulum, after you have cleansed it you need to charge it with your energy. You can do this by carrying it around with you in your pocket and asking small, mundane questions. (I’ll explain this more later)

⛤Now you have a cleansed and charged pendulum. What’s next? Well, you need to program it. By programming, I mean you need to establish how your pendulum will work for you. This includes deciding how you want your pendulum to move based on certain responses to your questions. Now, I have seen many posts and read several books that say that you are supposed to ask the pendulum to show you how it will move for yes, no, maybe, I don’t know, etc. I was taught that you shouldn’t do this because it opens you up for potentially dangerous situations and it sets the precedent that the pendulum or the spirits communicating through the pendulum are in control. I was taught that this is potentially dangerous. I was also taught that this is your experience on this plane of existence. Because of that, you should be in control and do what you are comfortable with. The pendulum is a tool and the spirits communicating through it are guides that can only offer advice. Anyway, you should be the one who decides how the pendulum will move according to the different responses. My pendulum moves in a clockwise circle for “yes”, a counter-clockwise circle for “no”, back and forward for “maybe”, side to side for “I don’t know”, and it stays still for “please rephrase the question.” You can program your pendulum however makes you feel comfortable and however you will remember the meaning of the movements best. After all, what’s the point in asking a question if you can’t understand the answer?

Going back to charging the pendulum. Programming it actually goes into charging it. The more you use your pendulum, the more it becomes aligned to your energy. When you first start using your pendulum, begin by asking it mundane questions. Start with things that don’t have a significant impact on your life, such as what should a I eat for dessert, what color shoes should I wear, should I buy this thing. Simple stuff like that gets you used to your pendulum and it helps you remember your programming for it better. It also helps your pendulum become aligned with your energy and makes the responses more accurate.

⛤Using a pendulum is a great way to get advice on decisions you’re indecisive about. It’s also a wonderful tool for communicating with your spirit guides and companions.

⛥As you get more accustomed to using your pendulum, you can do other things with it. You can create charts to help you get more in depth information. For example, you can make a time table to help organize your tasks for the day. You can make a list of activities to do and when you are bored or don’t know what to do next, ask your pendulum. My aunt did this a lot with her kids. They would want to go outside to play and she would want them to do homework. She would dowse (ask her pendulum) on it and whatever the pendulum said is usually* what they did. Additionally, you can use your pendulum for spirit work. You can make a letter board (like a ouija board) and communicate with spirits. You can also use pendulum for Reiki work, using it to find blockages in the chakras. The list goes on and on.

I put an * next to “usually” in my little anecdote because as I said earlier, this is your experience on this plane of existence. Your pendulum and the spirits communicating through it can only offer advice. You have the ability to either listen to what your pendulum advises or not. That being said, in my experience the pendulum is usually right.

⛤Anyway, I know that was a super long winded post about pendulums. I hope you find the information useful. If using pendulums is something you want to do, go for it! I absolutely LOVE mine and I am so happy I had someone in my life who could teach me about them!

Thank you and blessed be,

Anne Sage 🌻🌼

⛤Also: a good exercise to do with pendulums is to have two, one in each hand, and see if you can get them both to move in harmony with each other. This will show any weak energy flow in your body. It’s a good way to help build up that flow and make it stronger. I, personally, have to work on this with my right hand because it is significantly weaker than my left.

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✨🔮How To Find Your Craft Name🔮✨

I have recently found my craft name and I’m absolutely in love with it!! I went through many methods of trying to find mine, in this post I will show multiple ways you can go about finding your craft name, and not in only the way I found it. I hope this helps you all out!! Bless

Corresponding Names:

One way to go find you craft name is to find names that corresponds to things normally found in witchcraft/wiccan/pagan. For example:

Herbs: Rosemary, Sage, Willow, Bay, Valerian, etc.

Animals: Wolf, Owl, Bear, Raven, Snake, Tiger, etc.

Elements: Rain (water), Tornado (air), Amber (fire), Clay (earth), etc.

Celestial: Venus, Moon, Star, etc.

Crystals: Ruby, Emerald, Jasper, Crystal, etc.

Creatures: Dragon, Phoenix, Mermaid, etc.

Gods/Goddess: Thor, Aphrodite, Artemis, etc.

OR you can combined!!: RubyMoon, SageTornado, SnakeMoon, etc.

Birth Number:

Another way to find your craft name is finding one that corresponds with your birth number!! This mean that the number of the craft name matches your birth number. This is how you find your birth number!

Say your birthday is May 27, 1998. So, your numbers are 5271998. Now add them all together! 5+2+7+1+9+9+8=41. Now take those two numbers, in this case 4 and 1 and add them together. 4+1=5. Your birth number, in this case, is 5!

Now, you will use the key below to find the sum of the name you have found.

1 = A, J, S

2 = B, K, T

3 = C, L, U

4 = D, M, V

5 = E, N, W

6 = F, O, X

7 = G, P, Y

8 = H, Q, Z

9 = I, R

Let’s use my name for example, Tempest! So you would take the number that corresponds with each letter and add it together. For Tempest it would be 2547512. Now you will do the same thing you did with your birth date, add those numbers together. 2+5+4+7+5+1+2= 27. Then add this two numbers (2 and 7) which for me would be 9.

If the name you found doesn’t match your birth number then try other names you like! Or try a different method.

Magick Methods:

You can use divination to find your name! Ask your tarot, ask your pendulum, use your runes, use scrying, use automatic writing, and any way you are most comfortable with!! These are good and somewhat simple ways to find your name!

You can meditate/envision your craft name!! Bring yourself into a meditative state and just clear your mind and your craft name can very much come to you in your head. As well as your dreams!! If there is a name that you remember or sticks to you in your dreams it probably means something and you should take it into consideration!!

Pay attention! Maybe you are seeing a name consistently throughout your days, and you may not notice it but if you pay attention you could find a name that is surrounding you. Be aware. Pay attention. You got this!!

Research+Feeling!!!

This is how I found mine out!!! I tried all of the methods above but this one is what felt most comfortable for me. So what I did is I found something that I love in witchcraft, something I am connected to or use a lot. I love the weather, so I looked up names that corresponded with the weather and names of different weather conditions. For example; rain and windy and stormy and lighting, etc. I researched and researched until I got the feeling! I felt so drawn to my craft name when I read it. I felt my heart tingle and I fell in love with the name. Thats how I knew it was the one for me!

Feeling!

Finally, you can just simply use feeling. Research, do all of the methods above, do ANYTHING until you found a name that just fits you or makes you feel more like yourself. It may take days or it may take minutes.


DON’T DOUBT YOURSELF

If it feels right, ITS RIGHT!! Don’t try and second guess because you feel as though there is something better. If it comes to you, don’t let it go out the other ear, pay attention, listen to it, consider it!

You will find it I promise you. Don’t stress either. The right name will come at the right time. Good luck to you all and bless✨💕🌻

Flower colour meanings

Not everyone has access to different kinds of flowers or it is just hard for you to identify flowers that you just picked.
So I decided to make this list, if you have any questions left, feel free to ask me!

Black flowers

Though they can be harder to get, black flowers have multiple magical uses. You can use them as offerings for your deities or in spirit work. They also have good protective attributes – I like to use them in warding and binding spells.

White flowers
Because of history, white colours represent purity and innocence as well as virginity, holiness and almightiness. So white flowers can be perfectly used as offerings for your deities (if you have any) or for spells that cover sacred parts of your life (for exapmle family). White flowers could also be used for death and goodbyes.

Red flowers
Similar to candle colours, the colour red is mostly associated with love and passion. Perfect for spells that regard your love life – self love spells, love strengthening spells or for letting other people know how much you love them.
They could also be used for magic that regard things you are passionate about: your job, a hobby or whatever comes to your mind.
A general rule is: the darker the red, the more intense are the feelings.

Orange flowers
These flowers have quite the same traits as yellow flowers. They represent energy, optimism and warmth.

Yellow flowers
So, yellow flowers. They represent happiness, vitality and strength. I like to use them in magic that´s supposed to convey comfort and hope – for myself or others.
On the other side yellow flowers represent envy and grudge. They are perfect for curses as well as repelling jealousy.

Green flowers

New beginnings, hope and life – these are the main correspondences of green flowers. If you move into a new place, consider getting some green flowers.
Furthermore, you could use them to celebrate life.

Blue flowers
In general, blue flowers represent royalty. Blue flowers are perfect for glamours!
Darker blues represent loyalty and reliability. Together with red flowers they could totally be used for love strengthening spells.

Pink flowers
Pink flowers are soft flowers. They are perfect if you do magic for children and other tender people. They can also be used in spells regarding self love as well as in glamours. But don´t underestimate these flowers – they can be just as powerfull as other flowers.

Purple flowers
Everything mystic. Purple flowers symbolise extraordinary and unique feelings. They can be used in spells regarding your magic – divination, astral travelling or contacting spirits.
You do not have to make a whole spell: placing a bunch of purple flowers close to you while reading the cards, runes or asking your pendulum or whatnot should enhance your abilities.

Pendulum Dowsing

One of the most commonly used tools for divination and dowsing is a pendulum. The art of using a pendulum is something that anyone can learn and master, and enjoy experimenting with. Here we offer an introduction to using a pendulum, from how it works, and what you need, to how to get started.

What Is a Pendulum?

A pendulum is a symmetrical, weighted object that is hung from a single chain or cord. It’s never made of a magnetic substance, but is often a crystal. It’s also possible to use objects such as a favourite trinket, a bead, a metal ball or even a key. The pendulum is a very simple tool and one that lets the user tune in to their intuitive powers. The pendulum acts as a receiver and transmitter of information, and moves in different ways in response to questions.

What Is Pendulum Dowsing Used For?

Pendulum dowsing can be used in a variety of different ways. In its most simple form, you can use it to answer questions or aid in decision making. Pendulums can also be used for:

  • Healing purposes and identifying allergies.
  • To cleanse and dispel negativity in a room.
  • To help you find lost objects or pets.
  • To find water or ley lines (dowsing rods are often used for this too, which work in a similar way to a pendulum).

How Does Pendulum Dowsing Work?

A pendulum works by tapping into your intuition and sixth sense. The pendulum acts as a form of receiver and transmitter, from your higher guidance, guardian angels and spiritual teachers. As the pendulum moves, you gain answers in response to questions – it is best suited to use to answer ‘yes’ or ‘no’ questions. Some people describe the way a pendulum works as being like bringing together the rational and intuitive sides of you (the left and right sides of your brain). When these two elements are brought together, you’re able to make decisions using all the sources, rather than just one of them.

Where Do The Answers Come From?

Many people wonder where the answers come from and debate whether it’s really working, or just the pendulum responding to the movement of the user’s hand. Whilst the pendulum can certainly be made to move with your hand movements, this isn’t the case always and after practice you’ll get to see why. As with any form of divination, using a pendulum involves a certain degree of faith, belief and a decidedly open mind, as the answers come from your intuition and from higher spiritual guides.

What Sort of Pendulum Do I Need?

There are a variety of pendulums available for dowsing, but you certainly don’t have to buy a posh, expensive pendulum to get good results. In fact, the type of pendulum you choose depends in part on what feels right for you. Many people choose to use a crystal pendulum. Clear quartz, for example, is a popular choice, as the crystal is associated with clarity and connecting to a higher purpose. Amethyst, which has a strong connection with the spiritual, is often popular too, as is a pendulum with the calming properties of a rose quartz crystal. Ultimately, whatever your favourite crystal, or the one you feel more drawn to, can be used on a pendulum, as long as it is rounded or pointed at one end. In fact, you could even have more than one pendulum if you wish, with different crystals on them, to use on different occasions. When you are starting out for the first time, you can practice the basic concepts by using a do-it-yourself or handmade pendulum if you wish. For example you could use a rounded glass bead, a metal ball or even a key suspended on the end of a simple piece of cord. When you know you want to try more work with a pendulum, you can then upgrade to a better, professionally made pendulum.

Before You Start Using a Pendulum

Before you embark on having a go at using a pendulum, it’s advisable to cleanse it first and charge it with your own energy. The easiest way to cleanse your pendulum for dowsing is to put it on a windowsill in direct sunlight for a day, so it catches the rays of the sun. To charge it with your energy, hold the pendulum in your hands, closing your hands around it. Then spend a short time (5 to 15 minutes will be fine) sitting quietly, with your eyes closed, focusing your energy on your pendulum. If you’d like to, you can say a pray or ask your spirit guides or guardian angels for their support and guidance when using the pendulum. Once your pendulum is cleansed and charged, it’s a good idea to keep it somewhere safe. Many people like to wrap their pendulums in silk or pop them in a small velvet bag for safekeeping.

How to Get Started With Using a Pendulum

Anyone can have a go at using a pendulum, but the main criteria is that you need to start with an open mind and put any doubts to one side. The string, chain or cord of the pendulum should be held between your thumb and forefinger in which ever hand feels most comfortable. Some pendulums have a small metal loop or ring at the top of the chain which can make it easy to hold. Ideally the pendulum chain shouldn’t be too long, especially when you’re first getting started, so if it seems too long or of you’ve got excess string or chord, then you can wrap it lightly around your index finger. When you’re ready to start, sit with your pendulum held between the thumb and forefinger of one hand and run your other hand down the length of the pendulum chain or cord, bringing your hand to rest with the bottom tip of the pendulum in your upturned palm. The pendulum should now be completely still and you can move the hand away from the bottom of the pendulum. As you move it away, the pendulum will probably start moving. This is perfectly normal.

Always be polite

One way to start this focusing process is to try the following process whenever you begin a quest with your pendulum:

1. State what you want to do.

2. Ask, “May I dowse at this time?”

3. “Can I dowse at this time?”

4. “should I dowse at this time?”

always ask these questions before you dowse. Over time more experienced dowsers can shorten the process so that asking the question “Lets Dowse” infers the meaning of all three being asked separately.

If at any stage it says not then don’t dowse, leave it for another time try and keep an open and inquiring mind but always check the answer.

Stay relaxed

Try and be as relaxed as possible (the more relaxed your are, the better your flow of energy will be) and sit watching the pendulum whilst it moves. It may come to a halt after a while and you can begin to have a go at determining the ‘yes’ and ‘no’ response of your pendulum. Ask your pendulum out loud or in your mind, ‘Please show me a YES response.’ Take time to watch the response – it may only be minor at first, but this is normal, as it takes time to get to know how your pendulum interacts with you. Pause for a while, then try the same again asking for the pendulum to show you a NO response. Don’t worry if you can’t tell much difference from the yes and no responses yet – this is perfectly normal at first and you should get to be able to tell the difference with the more practice you get. For example, some pendulums will make wide circular movements in response to ‘yes’ and backward or forward swings in response to ‘no’. It’s helpful to repeat this exercise again, several times, before you’re happy with what your ‘yes’ and ‘no’ pendulum responses are. Sometimes they can change over time and, if someone else uses or inspects your pendulum, you may need to do it again to recharge it with your energy.

What Type of Questions Can I Ask the Pendulum?

The pendulum responds better to questions where there are ‘yes’ or ‘no’ answers. When you’re starting out and practising, try asking simple questions, like,’ Is today Tuesday?’, ‘Is my best friend’s name Phil?’ or ‘Do I live in the UK?’. This will help you get a better grip of how your pendulum responds and help you gain more confidence in using it. As you get more proficient, you can ask questions about decisions you’re making in your personal life, such as whether to get a certain type of car, whether you can trust someone or whether you’re eating healthy enough food. You can also try fun exercises, such as locating a castle, ruin or water on a map. Hold the pendulum over different parts of a map and see the responses. As you get more experienced, this method can also be used to locate lost people or animals.

FAQ: Pendulums

What’s Aeut, Kigund and Yduuu?

The pendulums used on this blog.

What’s a pendulum?

A pendulum is a rock/crystal/trinket/item which is tied to a string/chain/rope that is used for divination or getting an answer. The way it moves gives an answer of yes, no, maybe, ask later or more.

How does a pendulum work?

It matters on your belief system. Some people think it is a higher power. Some think it is this the cosmos. Some believe it is the subconscious that causes the muscles to move in your arm and move the pendulum. Either way, the direction it moves is where the answer lies. 

How do you get an answer?

You set the pendulum first off, by asking it to show you yes, no, maybe or ask later. You ask your question and whatever way it moves it in corresponds with the previous is your answer.

How do you set a pendulum?

You ask it to show you one of the options you’d like to see and then ask some other questions you already know like “Is my name X?” “Is the sky blue?” “Do I own a cat?” “Am I in my room?” 

How do you bond/get closer with a pendulum?

  • use it
  • talk to it
  • wear it
  • cleanse it
  • play with it
  • hold it
  • sleep with it on or under a pillow
  • protect it in a bag when not in use

How do you cleanse a pendulum?

There are many ways to cleanse something. I would suggest asking your pendulum if they’d like to be cleansed before you do.

You can cleanse a pendulum with water, fire, sunlight, etc. Here are some links about cleansing.  Links to cleansing: here, here and here.

Be sure to check if your crystal can be put in water or sunlight without damage or harm to you or it. Google is a good resource in this.

Where do I get a pendulum?

Amazon, your local metaphysical shop, or you can make one. You can use a piece of jewelry. Online ones are fine, but ones you can play with in the store are also good to play with too.

Is it okay to have more than one pendulum?

Yep. I have 5. I use them for different things. Some might like specific questions and have specific energies.

What do you mean when you say your pendulum is quiet/loud/strong/weak?

It means the strength in which the pendulum was moving. Weaker or softer might mean the answer it questionable or your pendulum is getting tired.

How do I make it louder?

Bond with it.

How do you name a pendulum?

We play the name game. Is it 3 letters? 4 letter? # letters? Does it have an A in it? Does it have a B in it? Does K come first? Does K come second?

Can it hurt your pendulum/your pendulums feelings if you keep dropping them? What about not using them?

I would assume no, but they might need some cleansing if you do. Ask them to find out what they need. 

I got a different answer than you.

Totally fine. Please go to other blogs and ask around! It’s good! Sometimes pendulums are wrong!!

Am I gonna die? Will my parents find out? I have a question not kin related.

We only answer kin related questions on this blog, but I’m sure you can find a blog in the pendulum tag that will answer that for you.

What’s a pendulum?

I’m not sure.

kinfirming advice

* disclaimer, most of this is from personal experience and I do not speak for everyone!! Everyone has different ways of kinfirming, and there’s no way I could list every single one. Feel free to add onto this list if you see fit, please!
This post is directed towards fictionkin, but a lot of these points can easily be applied to otherkin as well.

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Pendulum practice

Guys! I just thought of a good way to practice using a pendulum on your own! Okay, so a lot of people on the internet that I’ve seen have suggested just asking the pendulum questions about yourself/questions you already know the answer to, but I’m a little iffy on this method because I think it’s super easy for it to be biased. Even if you’re not intentionally giving yourself the right answers, the fact that you already know what the answers are could influence your subconscious-thus, causing your arm muscles to move even a little bit towards the direction you’re expecting/hoping for through some kind of placebo effect.
This method, however, is one that you can do by yourself without knowing the answers while still getting instant confirmation of your results (as opposed to answering questions from anons or something else). Btw just so everyone knows, I haven’t actually tested these methods and I’m typing it now so that I can get it out while it’s still fresh in my mind. Anyway, let’s begin!

What you’ll need:
•A single sheet of paper
•Some sort of large-ish container
•A writing utensil
•Scissors (optional, but recommended)

Prep:
Divide your paper in half, and draw two equal grids on each of the halves. The number of squares you put in the grids is up to you. After doing this, write yes’s in each square of one of the grids and no’s in each square of the other. Then you cut (or rip, if you don’t have scissors) the squares apart, fold each paper scrap so that you can’t see if it says yes or no, and put them into your container and give them a good shake or two.

How to use:
•Method 1: Take 1-5 scraps of paper out from your container at a time, lay them out so that you can’t see what they say, and one by one ask your pendulum whether each scrap says yes or no, checking your accuracy as you go.

•Method 2: Take 2-10 scraps of paper out at a time, lay them out so that you can’t see what they say, and ask your pendulum how many yes’s or no’s you’ve drawn, working your way up from two to ten, checking your accuracy once you get an answer saying which number is correct.

•Alternative methods:
For method one: If you think your pendulum has a tendency to give one answer the majority of the time even if it isn’t correct, maybe instead of writing 50% yes’s and 50% no’s, make 75% of the squares the answer your pendulum gives least often so that you can practice it giving its ‘usual’ answer only when it is correct.
If you want to test more than just yes or no answers to increase accuracy, make squares for all the answers you know your pendulum to give (such as “maybe”, “I don’t know”, etc.)
For method one or two (it’d be easier for method one), instead of writing equal parts yes’s and no’s, you could write equal yes or no questions about yourself and ask instead of whether the square says yes or no, whether the answer to the question on the sheet is yes or no. Idk, just a thought.

If anyone can think of any other ideas, please feel free to add on to this! Also, please credit me if you reference this post anywhere else.

Altea's Resounding Heart Revelation

In the game, Altea uses her Resounding Heart Revelation to reveal if you, the MC, are evil or not. This can be used to reveal if someone has malicious intentions, I would recommend using this if someone toxic is coming back into your life or just if someone new is coming into your life.

💖 Gather some clear quartz or some rose quartz, as pink is Altea’s favorite color.

💖 Chant (as many times you feel necessary, I usually only do it once, for game accuracy) -

I gaze at the one who stands alone 

And bid that their soul be bare

Their strength brought to the fore

Resounding Heart Revelation!*

*At the end of her spell she says ‘Resounding Heart Revelation,’ but feel free to switch it out with ‘so let it be,’ ‘so mote it be,’ etc.

💖 While you chant this, imagine their, your target’s, body gradually shift from dark or unclear to clear and translucent. Then wait for their intentions to become clear.

💖 💖Also, for those who might not be in the mood to play the waiting game, grab a dark stone and a lighter, clearer stone and your pendulum. Ask you pendulum if this person is a good or bad influence or even just ask what kind of influence they’ll be. As you wait for an answer or even before you ask, chant Altea’s spell.

anonymous asked:

Question, it’s totally okay if you can’t answer! How do you know if you’ve been cursed? About two weeks ago I felt a extreme negative energy and suddenly after a few days my axolotl died under unknown circumstances(I even talked to axolotls experts I know & they couldn’t figure out what happened) & on the same day my boyfriend was accused by a “friend” saying he was going to kill her & r**e her(he has proof that it is false.)We know a witch that HATES us so I’m wondering if she did something.

Hello, honey bee!  I’m so sorry you’ve found yourself in this position, hopefully I can offer even the slightest bit of help!

First, if you happen to practice divination, I would definitely use those tools.  These tools can help give you some insight into your current predicament.  Ask your pendulum, do some scrying, give yourself a tarot reading, what ever it is that makes you comfortable, and see if you can find some answers.  Now, if you don’t practice any form of divination, don’t fret, there are many other things you can do to help cleanse and protect yourself, your loved ones, and your space regardless of whether or not you know if you’ve been cursed.

Secondly, if you practice witchcraft in any form, consider doing protection rituals, smoke cleansing, putting up wards, create a spell to reverse the curse, or so on, to help keep you and your loved ones safe, and out of harms way.  Below, I will list various herbs, and crystals that could be useful in protection:

Herbs:

- Sage
- Eucalyptus
- Basil
- Rosemary
- Lavender
- Oregano 

Crystals:

- Fire Agate
- Labradorite
- Smoky Quartz
- Amethyst
- Black Tourmaline
- Obsidian
- Fluorite

Lastly, this is a very good, in depth resource for dealing with curses in any capacity.  I would look through this post and see if anything speaks to you, or would seem helpful at all to your current situation.  I will be sending you love, and positive energy.  I do hope something will be of help to you.  Good luck, sweetheart, stay safe!

What is pendulum divination?
As the name suggests, this is divining using a pendulum as a tool. You can buy a ready made pendulum, or make one yourself by tying any weighted object to the end of a string. Something like a necklace can work just fine as a pendulum, also. 

How is it done?
Pendulum divination can be performed with or without a pendulum board
To use a board, lay it on a flat surface and sit in front of it. Hold your pendulum by its chain directly over the board. When you’re ready, ask a question (out loud or in your head), and wait for the pendulum to move towards one of the phrases. This might take seconds, or minutes! There’s no way of knowing until it happens. 

Starting off with a simple question before moving on to any more serious ones is a good idea- This becomes especially important when divining without a board. 

This requires ‘programming’ your pendulum first. Once again, sit down holding your pendulum by the chain over a flat surface. Ask your pendulum to show you a “yes”. In time, your pendulum will begin to swing in a certain way- left to right, in a circle, up and down- Whatever direction, this means “yes”. Ask your pendulum to show you “no”. Whichever way your pendulum responds this time means “no”. 

Starting off with simple questions allows you to get the feel of the pendulum, and makes sure you understand it properly. When you feel more confident, you can advance to trickier questions.

🔮 Pendulum Guide 🔮

I’ve made two different pendulum guides already (First one | Second one) but my personal beliefs and knowledge on them has changed since first starting using one and learning how to use one and I just feel like it needs updating. 
Some basic things are still the same but certain aspects have changed and I just feel it’s time to update my guide to reflect that.

What is a Pendulum?
In the most basic form, a pendulum is simply a weight with a string attached to it, and maybe a loop or charm to hold on to.
Pendulums can be as simple as a rock tied to a string, or a needle and thread, or something more fancy such as a glass or crystal pendulum with a nice chain and charm attached to the end to hold onto. 
What your pendulum is, doesn’t matter. You can even use a necklace. What matters is you, and how you use it. 
You are what makes the pendulum work. 

What can you use a Pendulum for?
This varies from person to person and not everyone uses a pendulum for the same thing(s). I’ll list a couple of them here:
• Divination
• Communication with spirits / Gods / Goddesses / Angels / Etc
• Locating lost objects

How does the pendulum get the answer to questions? 
This again varies from person to person but I’ll list some of them. 
• Your higher Self / higher Consciousness
• Spirits
• Energies
• Angels
• Gods/Goddesses/Deities
• Any force you call upon willing to talk
• The pendulum itself 

Are the answer(s) a pendulum provides always right?
Heck no. The pendulum can be completely wrong! Especially if you’re biased to the question. I’ll get into this more later. 
Never take what the pendulum says as 100% truth. The pendulum is a guide, not an all knowing force. 

Programming your Pendulum:
There are multiple ways to program your pendulum, so I’ll list some of the ones I know.
• Ask your pendulum to show you the “yes” position, “no” position, “maybe” position, and “don’t want to answer / don’t know answer” position. You can do just yes / no, but I think it’s better to have the others as well. 
This method can take some time, and sometimes the pendulum will not swing no matter what. That’s okay! That just means you have to manually program it.
• Manually programming: Is very easy! Physically swing your pendulum in the direction you want for yes, and tell your pendulum (whether out loud or in your head, either is fine) this is the yes position. Do this for no, maybe, don’t want to answer / don’t know answer. After you do that, ask it to show you yes, no, maybe, don’t know answer / don’t want to answer. Make sure it swings in the directions you told it to. It might still take it a bit to actually respond, so be patient!
• Make yourself a pendulum board (or buy one if you want!). If you don’t know what a pendulum board is, you can google it or look on etsy even. (I’m sure they’re in other places so just go looking). 
You can also make boards to answer many more questions. Make a board with every letter of the alphabet, numbers, zodiac signs, various crystals. Whatever you want on your board, put on it. 

**!! Important Notes !!**
These are things I personally find incredibly important when working with a pendulum. Obviously, you might feel otherwise, but I must mention them.
• Again, the pendulum is a Guide, not an all-knowing force. I can’t stress this enough. It will answer with the -most likely- answer, but that doesn’t mean it’s 100% true, set in stone, never going to change. 
• This circles back to the previous a bit, but if you are biased to the question, you can sway the answer. Are you asking if Tim likes you? Do you WANT the answer to be yes? Guess what, it will be. Are you asking if you’ll get that promotion at work? Do you WANT the answer to be yes? It will be. 
You should never ask questions if you cannot ask it unbiasedly. You will always get the answer you want it to be. 
• Be careful how you actually word your questions. When I ask a question, I always phase it as such “Please answer this question accurately and truthfully” and if it’s a question asking “Is it a good idea for me to x?” I ask it “All things considered, is it a good idea for X to Y?”. I have found wording questions like this can change the answer. So be careful. 
*Also be careful how you ask the question in phrasing. Sometimes you might think you’re asking only one question, but in reality there’s two questions there. Write out your questions, is there only one question in there, or are there two? 
If you ask if you’re going to drive in a rental car to Georgia, you might get yes because part of that question is yes, but maybe the other half is no. You need to ask “Will I drive to Georgia?” “Will I drive a rental car?” Because one might be yes, but the other no. So very carefully look at your questions. 
• When communicating with spirits / Deities / ANYTHING: Keep in mind, you can sway your answers. If you really want to communicate with some other force such as a Deity or God or spirits, most likely you can trick yourself into thinking you did with the pendulum, but in reality it was just you communicating with yourself. 
You have to be careful and not fool yourself into thinking you’re communicating with something if you really aren’t. 
• *Personal Opinion* You really shouldn’t ask questions that invades others’ privacy. Like just don’t do it? Don’t ask about others’ relationships, others’ sexual orientation, others’ preferred pronoun, others’ gender, etc. It’s just not cool, plus the pendulum can be wrong. 
• *Super Important* Don’t ask health-related questions. Just don’t. The pendulum can be wrong. If you think you need a doctor, if you think you’re sick, if you think you have something, if you think you’re pregnant. DOCTOR. 
• **Important Part 2** FATE: Questions that deal with fate, or things set in the future, those can change. If you ask about getting a job, and get a no, you can totally change that answer. Fate is ever changing. The pendulum can give you the most likely answer, but things can change very quickly. Just because the pendulum said you aren’t going to get that job, doesn’t mean you can’t actively change that answer. 

Super important: Don’t rely on the pendulum to make all your decisions for you. You still got to do stuff on your own. Make choices without consulting the pendulum. 
Your pendulum is a guide, not an all-knowing force. It can get it wrong. 

Be careful, overall. Be smart, use common sense. The pendulum is an easy tool to misuse. Just be smart. 
I rarely use my pendulum to answer my own questions because I know I can be biased. 
So just be smart.

If you have questions, you can totally hit up my inbox. I always have it open and anon on (at the time of writing this), and I welcome questions. 

*Disclaimer: You’re responsible for your own choices and actions. I’m not responsible for what you do. 

anonymous asked:

*That moment when you love a blog so much you ask your pendulum when they're gonna post again*

Aww shoot that’s so sweet <3 !! We use a queue to make it so that we can post regularily for seven posts a day because for the most part that’s an average of how many I can make in a day lol, I hope you have a fantastic day, this ask made me smile a lot!

-Mod Ruthie

anonymous asked:

mom how do i know if my pendulum is actually moving on it’s own or if i’m subconsciously moving it myself

I get worried about this too, but just try to keep your hand steady, then let the pendulum do it’s work. If you’re worried, take time to relax, then ask your pendulum which direction is yes & no. Relax, and concentrate. I like to lean my elbow on a wall or on a corner, and just let the pendulum drop where my wrist won’t be able to move. I tried testing it, how it moves if I’m the one moving it, and it usually has too much force, and when the pendulum moves, it has it’s own force.

anonymous asked:

Hi! sorry if this is strange question but, can you ask your pendulum or tarot cards, if there is a reason my desk's spinny chair always, somehow ends up facing the foot of my bed, as if someone was watching over me?

Hello dear i drew a three card spread for you 7 of wands, page of pentacles and 4 of swords.

7 of wands:just because it feels like everyone is out to get you doesnt mean they are, it doesnt mean they arent either. You might be fighting a few battles right now, know that there is no shame in laying down your weapon and walking away from the fight. Sometimes there are battles that cant be won, why waste the energy and time trying to? But are you fighting for something you truly believe in? Dont give up.

Page of pentacles:your path is wide open and be prepared for new adventures, it is time to start walking down one. Hold your head up high and walk down the road that shows the most of you. Have you been considering a new endeavor or career? Time to pursue it.

4 of swords:resting? Or retreating? Depending on where this card falls it could mean that you need to rest and refresh your spirit giving yourself time to renew you mind, body and spirit. Or that you are stuck in a rut. Is there a tough choice you need to make? Is there someone holding you back? This card indicates that they are stuck and might not change but what will you do?

I hope this helped and is open to others interpretations blessings to you and yours

Pendulums!

What Are They?

Many people believe that a pendulum is a tool to commune with spirits and guides. Pendulums need to be asked questions that they can answer. Most people will ask their pendulum, “Which way is yes?” AND “Which way is no?” to get a clearer answer. Some prefer to give it the directions. Another option would be to ask your pendulum an obvious answer to see which way is yes. Occasionally ask your pendulum which is yes and which is no because there are reports that directions may change.

Can I Give Others Pendulum Readings?

The short answer would be- Yes, you may. But, I would recommend that they give you permission to do so, and they ask you the question. While dowsing for others, clear your mind, remove your thoughts ; you don’t want them to interfere.

Should I cleanse my pendulum when I get it?

I would definitely recommend it. Who knows what type of energy is lingering on it, who used it, or who touched it before you! Whenever I cleanse anything, I lay it on a black cloth, light a stick of incense, and use another cloth to wipe the object. Then I burn some sage and cleanse the object in the smoke. That’s just my way of doing so. I also sprinkle it with salt and wipe the salt off after I feel it’s clean/cleansed.

What if my pendulum gives me an incorrect answer?

There are maaaany things that could have happened.

  1. You could have been distracted.
  2. You may have not cleared your mind beforehand.
  3. The pendulum may have changed directions.
  4. Your energy was not focused.
  5. You were thinking of an outcome in the back of your mind.
  6. Etc.

What can I do to stay focused and concentrated all while having a clear mind?

Well, you can burn incense and just clear your mind, and breathe calmly before each question you ask. I like to have a dim light, and burn tea light candles in my salt rock holder and focus on the color to calm myself. Make sure your electronics are off. If you can’t shut them off ensure the light isn’t too bright and it’s muted.

Is it possible to commune with the spirit of dead animals using a pendulum?

Yes! :)

Do you have any tips for communing with dead animals?

I’ve never done it before :( but I’ve read that if you have a collar from them, even their bones (clean them), a toy, their food bowl, etc it should help!

How should I phrase my questions?

They should be phrased as Yes or No questions. But, don’t be too simple with your questions. Be specific if you need to be. Don’t be disheartened if you recieve a no when you ask if you’ll find love “soon”. You could ask “Will I find love in the future?” and see your result.

How do I actually USE my pendulum?

Well, it’s most comfortable to choose my right hand but choose whatever you’re comfortable with. Pick up the pendulum by pinching it. (Thumb and index finger) Don’t leave your arm hanging. You can place your elbow on a surface and relax.

Tips- If you want to know the year of when something will happen, I recommend maybe setting 2 different years at a time. (Simply easier for me!) Have 4 pieces of paper. Set the papers up in a square formation so that your Pendulum will be hanging in the center of the four papers. The first paper (left, top) has one date (EX: 2016) the second paper(right top) has the second (EX: 2017). On the third (left, bottom) write the same date as the right, top. On the fourth (right, bottom) write the same year as the left, top. So your square should be-

(Top)2016-2017 (Bottom)2017-2016

I hope this helped any of you with divination and pendulum questions.

anonymous asked:

I just saw that you’re doing these I hope I’m not too late. I was curious about the future with EM. My initials are MC

Hello ! Because the question was a bit too general I asked my pendulum if your future together would be good. I got a yes ♡

anonymous asked:

I'm sorry but how do pendulums work/what are they?

don’t feel sorry, a lot of people have this question.  pendulums are gemstones that are attached to a chain or string that people can use for divination.  you hold it by the end of the string and ask your pendulum a yes or no question, the way it swings will give you an answer.  i’ll go into more specifics about mine under the cut!

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