How Pendulums Can Be Used For Spiritual Healing


A pendulum is a divination tool often used in spiritual healing. It is created by connecting a crystal to the end of a chain and used by holding it still and allowing the movement to serve as direct answers to your questions. Typically, your pendulum will move in one direction to indicate yes, another to indicate no, another to indicate maybe/undecided and so on. 

To broaden the possible answers, you can use pendulum charts. Hold your crystal at the central point on the chart, ask your question and see which answer the pendulum swings towards. 

These powerful spiritual tools are available in a wide variety of forms and sizes and can be made from crystals, wood, glass or metal. Pendulums can also be used to balance your chakras, program candles during rituals or find lost objects. 

What is the Role of the Pendulum in Spiritual Healing?

By asking direct questions, your pendulum can give you insight into your spiritual healing journey. Ask questions like “is this action/decision in my highest good?”

As a divination tool, a pendulum can also be used to find and eliminate energy blockages in the body. A few examples of healing techniques that make use of pendulums are as follows:

  1. Chakra balancing
  2. Aura cleansing
  3. Clearing the blockage of energy (chi) in the body
  4. Grounding

By moving in sync with your aura field, the pendulum detects any blockages in the body's energy flow and removes them to aid healing on both the spiritual and physical levels (energy). Using this instrument is one of the best ways to rebalance, heal, and clear the mind and body.

How Do Pendulums Assist in Chakra Balancing?

As we mentioned above, pendulums can reveal any energy blockages or imbalances in your chakra system. Hold the pendulum a few inches above the crown chakra and wait for it to move by sensing minor vibrations. As the pendulum swings counterclockwise, it is clearing energy. As it clears, you can bring to mind all that you wish to release. Use the statement “I now release…” as a starter and fill in the rest. Once it comes back to center, the clearing phase is done and it’s time to fill the empty space with positivity. As it swings clockwise, your pendulum is giving energy. You’ll want to use the statement “I invite…” and fill in the blank with words that express what you wish to feel, be and know instead. Observe the direction the pendulum is swinging and your thoughts as you journey to the next six chakras. 

Pendulums For Healing: What to Look For in One

The pendulum will choose you, not the other way around. So don’t think too hard about it and allow yourself to move towards whatever draws you in. Choose the pendulum that feels right to you as you hold or look at it. Take a few deep breaths and imagine holding it in your hands. Trust your intuition to guide you to the perfect pendulum for you at that time. 

Guidelines on How to Clean a Pendulum

For them to function properly, it is vital to clean your pendulums on a regular basis. As spiritual tools, they absorb a wide spectrum of energy from the environment. 

Soak your pendulum in a dish of Himalayan sea salt for several minutes, keep it in a selenite bowl or bath it in full moon light every month. Once the pendulum has been thoroughly cleaned, close your eyes and feel the energy of the pendulum to determine if it has been entirely cleansed or if it still needs to be cleaned more.


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