Make Your Own PendulumIf you decide to make your own pendulum, you'll need a few bacic supplies:
Use a pendulum to determine Yes or No answers.
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- A crystal or other stone
- Jeweler's wire
- A lightweight chain
Charge Your PendulumTo charge your pendulum, place it overnight in water or salt. Remember that some crystals will degrade in salt, so be sure to check before you do this. Another option is to leave the pendulum outside overnight in the moonlight.
Calibrate Your PendulumTo calibrate your pendulum simply means you're checking it to see how it's working. To do this, hold it by the free end of the chain so that the weighted end is loose. Make sure you keep it perfectly still. Ask a simple Yes/No question to which you already know the answer is Yes, such as "Am I female?" or "Do I live in California?"
Keep your eye on the pendulum, and when it starts moving, note whether it goes side to side, forwards to backwards, or some other direction. This indicates your "Yes" direction.
Now, repeat the process, asking a question to which you know the answer is No. This will give you your "No" direction. It's a good idea to do this a few times with different questions, so you can get a feel for how your pendulum responds to you. Some will swing horizontally or vertically, others swing in small or large circles, others don't do a whole lot unless the answer is really important. Once you've calibrated your pendulum and gotten to know it a bit, you can use it for some basic divination.