pendulums

Three Pendulum Problems

Problems, Problems, Problems!

Three problems with pendulums.

The first problem with pendulums is that most beginner dowsers want them to move. By themselves.

The problem is, they won’t.

You have to get use to the idea that you, the dowser, makes the pendulum move.

It’s the nature of dowsing; the physics, if you like.

The other problems with pendulums

The other two problems come together, quite often. First, the chain or string or whatever is usually too long. Second, the beginner dowser quite often starts off by holding the pendulum quite still, hanging straight down.

Nope and nope.

The longer the chain, the slower the response. And the less the pendulum moves before you ask your question, the longer it will take to show you any response.

Get the pendulum to move to begin with and then let it change direction according to the answer. Don't just sit there looking at it. If nothing else, your arm will tire and you'll get strange looks from people.

So, in order to get a response which doesn’t tire you out and which is obvious (and quick!), is to have the pendulum on a short chain and have it moving before you ask your question.

How short and moving in what direction is up to you to decide. But, as a rule of thumb (or should that be ‘rule of pendulum’?), any chain longer than three inches is too long and any movement which is less than an inch in diameter (whichever the movement is), is too little.

The rest is up to you to discover.

After all, dowsing is for those who want to question and explore, isn’t it? :-)

What's the biggest problem you've had with pendulums? Is it mentioned here or is it something else entirely? Let us know and maybe we can help you. Post the details in the comments section below

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    • Nigel Percy
      Nigel Percy says:

      There could be all sorts of reasons for this happening. For example, it might be that you are not in the dowsing state (use the search box for details), or that you are asking a poorly worded question, or that whatever you are asking about has some subconscious issues for you which will block any answers. You can always check with two ‘test’ questions to see whether or not you are able to get any correct answers. Such a question would be to ask if you were born in (wherever-you-were-born), which should give you a ‘yes’ response, and another one giving a false place, which should give you a ‘no’ response.
      That at least would give you a start as to what the problem might be.

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  1. aigaaru2003@yahoo.com
    aigaaru2003@yahoo.com says:

    I did not read your whole article but, you said in the beginning that your pendulum wont move by itself and that the user must give it motion? That is completely inaccurate. From the very first time I used mine, it moved on its own. I am a very observant Virgo, and made sure that I was not moving it. Every time, it moved for me, on its own. My problem now is it won’t move for me at all. This is what brought me to your article but, when I seen what you wrote about giving it motion because it won’t move itself, well, Incorrect. Maybe not for all but, for many it does (Speaking from personal experience).

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    • Nigel Percy
      Nigel Percy says:

      There are several points here which I shall try to cover as briefly as possible.
      First, if, as you say, the pendulum moves of its own accord, why and how does it do such a thing and why won’t it do it when you are not holding it? And then why does it suddenly NOT move? In other words, there has to be a logic here and I can’t see what it could be.
      Second, the very small movements of the muscles, usually in the arm, are not often observed by the dowser even when dowsing. But this ideomotor effect is, without doubt, responsible for the motions of the tool. In fact a Professor Barrett dedicated over 10 pages to examining this and concluded that such an effect was the only possible cause of movement. (It begins on page 346 of The Credibility Of Dowsing.)
      Thirdly, I have been teaching, practicing and studying dowsing for long enough to know that one of the common misconceptions of dowsers is that they tend to put too much emphasis on the tool as being somehow more ‘magical’ or important than it is. The tool, no matter what sort you use, is merely showing you what your response is. To say that the pendulum doesn’t work implies that it is something special and ‘apart’ from you whereas the real power of dowsing comes from within you.
      Fourthly, if you are not able to dowse with a pendulum, it’s worth considering that there might be other issues at work here. For example, you might be dehydrated which causes issues with muscle response. You could also be in a spot which has a negative effect on your body, causing issues such as muscle response. This is a large subject but comes under the umbrella term of noxious earth energies.It could also be that you are attempting to dowse about something which you have a subconscious concern about and which will, therefore, cause you to not get an answer of any kind. It could also be because the question you asked is impossible to answer for one or more reasons.
      Finally, if pendulum dowsing is not working for you, for whatever the reason, then I suggest you turn to deviceless dowsing where no tool is needed, only the body responses. So, things like blink dowsing, finger dowsing, or body swaying would generally work well assuming there is no problem with the question as I said before.
      I hope I have answered your comments and have given you some ideas to pursue in your dowsing.

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      • LizKing
        LizKing says:

        I have to say Nigel, I didn’t read your entire response. However I will go ahead and speak to the parts that I did read. The pendulum does indeed, move on its own. It is true that you can help it move by swinging it first and then asking your question, but it isn’t necessary. Patience is a virtue. Learn it. Study it. Use it. A pendulum is a divination tool. For those that are just starting to get in touch with their spiritual growth. You can use it to call on your spirit guide or to call upon your higher self (subconscious self.)
        The pendulum responds to your energy. If the pendulum will not respond there could be a few reasons why. Firstly, If the questions is posed in a clear way it can not answer. Try asking the same question in a simpler wording. Secondly, You should establish a cue for the pendulum to swing for different reasons. For example, my pendulum swings back and forth for, yes. It swings side to side for, No. If my pendulum swings in a counter clockwise motion, it means that I should either work on the way have worded the question or to work on what ever I am asking about in my everyday life. If it swings in a clockwise motion it means that it can’t or won’t answer.
        There are some things that your Spirit Guide (through your pendulum) can not answer. There are some things that you don’t need to know at all or that you don’t need to know or think about at that time. Trust what it is telling you. But never give up free will. In fact, if the answers from your pendulum are forceful or insistent then you are not speaking to your subconscious or your spirit guide. A spirit guide would never disobey God’s orders to never take away your free will. They are there to guide you, not tell you what to do. So, avoid asking questions that start with ” should I……” or ” What should I…..”. I know I maybe getting into it a lot deeper than anyone wanted it to be.
        Also, please know, that you are human and fallible, so, where your guide isn’t wrong you can still make a mistake in your interpretation of its answer. Don’t let it make every decision for you!
        Remember patience is a virtue. Give your pendulum time to give you an answer. Always show your appreciation for any and all help that they give you. A good thing to do when you start off with dowsing, is to make sure that you touch your pendulum regularly to make sure that your personal energy is always on it. Make it habit to say “Clear” after a question has been answered, so as to let your guide know you are moving on to another question. ( When I say clear, my pendulum immediately stops moving) Enjoy your pendulum and your connection to your higher-self and spirit guide. This is a way to draw closer to the metaphysical realm and to raise your vibrations so they can in turn communicate with you. Also, that they can show you how much you are truly loved.

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        • Nigel Percy
          Nigel Percy says:

          Liz, you might not be aware but my wife and I run this site and we make an effort to respond to all the comments people offer here. Although you have written a long answer to en earlier comment I made, I have to say that I do not agree with your interpretation on some points about dowsing. For example, most people will associate using a pendulum with dowsing (although I prefer dowsing without a tool), I wrote this article to address some common concerns which beginners come across. A pendulum is simply a tool which amplifies the small muscle movements made by the dowser in response to the question asked. You don’t need it to dowse at all. Neither is it necessary (or helpful, in a lot of cases) to associate dowsing with a Spirit Guide. The dowsing response is a simple, natural reaction all humans have. Also much of what you address in your response has been written about in other articles on this site; the asking permission, avoiding the wording ‘should I…’, the huge importance of asking clear and specific questions and so on. What my wife and I strive to make clear throughout this site and in our course and our books (of which there are over 20 on dowsing) is that it is an entirely natural skill accessible to all people which requires no belief other than a belief in the ability to get a response to a question.

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          • Sara
            Sara says:

            I agree with Liz King. I have been astounded and my life has changed dramatically since I realized I had the ability to use a pendulum. Science was one odf my favorite subjects and I have read a lot on physics this last year trying to make sure I wasn’t crazy. Pendulums DO work through Gods grace on their own/ with you & spirit. The lenth of the cord chain does not matter. I wear a long ash pendulum and necklace and it goes quit fast depending on the question. When I speak with my love, whoms ashes are inside he moves/ through Gods grace the pendulum in ways that
            No one anywhere I’ve searched this last year has ever mentioned. It moves against gravity and against the laws of physics as I have researched. I even met a very spiritual friend and he can hold. a pendulum for me and it. will still respong to me from a dead stop. Also, the pendulum s ALWAYS stop when asked with ZERO. physical interaction. Has anyone else ever had their pendulum work agains gravity?

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  2. Andi Bassett
    Andi Bassett says:

    Hello,
    The other night I was using a necklace of mine for a pendulum. I didn’t test if it was compatible with my energy and I didn’t cleanse it. I was also in a distressed state of mind. But I was reading that black cats can absorb negative energy, and I have a black cat. Do cats naturally cleanse your energy? I just didn’t know if having a cat affected anything about using a pendulum.

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    • Nigel Percy
      Nigel Percy says:

      Thanks for the question, Andi. The first thing I want to point out is that you say you were in a distressed state of mind when you were dowsing. I really want to emphasize that you should not dowse when in such a state. You cannot get into the right state of mind – that of detached interest – when you are distressed. And if you cannot get into such a state then your dowsing will be inaccurate or not very helpful at all.
      As for the question about cats, that’s another thing entirely. All cats tend to not be concerned about areas or types of energies which have a negative effect on us. But that doesn’t mean that they will clean your pendulum for you. That’s something different. That would imply that there is something active going on and that’s not the case. Personally, I have never heard of such thing or come across it in any of the literature. Cats doing well in energy which is not great for us just means they accept it, not change it, which is what cleansing your pendulum implies.
      Finally, pretty much any pendulum will work. The only way one might be incompatible with you is if it’s too heavy or too light or the chain doesn’t allow it to move freely when you hold it. Any pendulum, your necklace included, is just a tool and nothing more. Don’t get lost in trying to find out if anything’s compatible, just pick it up and see how it feels, how it moves. If it feels good, then go ahead and use it.
      Dowsing is a beautifully simple skill. Don’t make it complicated.
      I hope that’s helped you a little. If not, please come back with further questions.

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    • Nigel Percy
      Nigel Percy says:

      I’m not sure I know what ascension process, if any, we are going through, but I wouldn’t assume that it would have any effect at all on dowsing accuracy.

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  3. Debbie
    Debbie says:

    What causes the pendulum to simply bobble and shake as if it wants to jump almost. My hand and arm can be steady and moves in directions to answer questions but at times it simply won’t move and I believe I’m not asking a clear enough question but other times, it will start to shake and bobble. What is the cause of this and does it mean anything? I do not feel my arm shaking and it’s not any different than prior that I notice. Thank you!

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  4. Sarah
    Sarah says:

    ‪I once asked this person to use a pendulum and know the answer of an important question i have and the answer was no, was the NO based on my energy and how i was feeling while asking the question? My heart was beating fast and i used the word (in the future?) in my question, does the pendulum reads the future for me or just the answer my subconscious gave it? I really got sad hearing the no‬ i know this is wrong but it kinda controlled me

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    • Nigel Percy
      Nigel Percy says:

      If I’m understanding you correctly, you asked another person for an answer to a question about a future event and were disappointed when you heard a ‘no’. If that’s correct, was that person a dowser? If not, then it is likely that the answer you got to be due to any number of reasons; the reading of your energy, just plain bad technique, or a bad question are three possible reasons which come to mind. As to the last questions, the pendulum isn’t doing anything. It’s the person holding it which is doing something. And, yes, that person could have been reacting to your emotional state. It’s simply too difficult to give you a definite answer. I’m intrigued by your last statement that “it kinda controlled me”. Does that mean it stopped you wanting something to happen or that it made you think more carefully about what you wanted? Anyway, I hope I’ve given you some sort of ideas about what I think you asked. If I have got something muddled, please let me know and I’ll do my best to improve my response.

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      • Sarah
        Sarah says:

        I’m sorry for my bad english, yes the person says she is a dowser, she dowse via Twitter, i asked her the question and she said the answer she got was (NO) I really felt bad when she wrote me the answer because the thing i want is so important to me. And when i said (it controlled me) i meant i got sad because i really want the question i asked the dowser to happen. Do you think dowsing through the internet is a good method? And how can i train my subconscious to make the person holding the pendulum says yes if i asked again?

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        • Nigel Percy
          Nigel Percy says:

          Firstly, yes dowsing at a distance is certainly possible and is often done. It was good that a question which meant a lot to you, which you were emotional about, was dowsed by someone else, because you really wouldn’t have been able to dowse well for yourself in that state. Secondly, why on earth would you ask someone to dowse a question for you and then demand that they give you only the answer you wanted? You either have to believe it or not.

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  5. Sarah
    Sarah says:

    Sorry another thing I wanna say: The first question i asked her was (am i going to immigrate soon?) she answered “yes but you are scared.”
    The second one was (am i going to see my love again in the future?) she answered NO and when i asked why? She said “thats what reached to me.” Without any explanation. i really wanted to know why she said NO even though we are okay and we made a deal that if i got out we will meet again? Does she read the future somehow? I don’t even know but i’m just worried and disappointed :(

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    • Nigel Percy
      Nigel Percy says:

      You asked a question about the future and she gave you an answer. I don’t think anyone can really say how dowsing works except that it is something which has been around for centuries and people can be incredibly accurate (and also not so accurate). However, dowsing the future is often very tricky, because not everything is already set in stone and never to be altered. The future can be uncertain. The closer you are to the time period of asking (say a day ahead) you are likely to be more accurate than if you were dowsing a year ahead. Also, not everyone is equally brilliant at dowsing the future, just like not everyone is good at water dowsing or health dowsing.
      I think the really important thing here for you right now is stop living in the future and have fears about what could or might go wrong and decide how you want to live and put all your energy and determination into that instead. You are upset now about something which might not happen. I wish you an excellent and happy life! And don’t worry about your English. It is fine! :-)

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  6. Sarah
    Sarah says:

    Thank you so much for your response! It really made me think that i should just wish and hope for the better and live in the NOW only. I’ve decided it and ill do it. Thank you again❤️

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  7. Rose
    Rose says:

    When I use my pendulum I get butterflies, any idea why? Also when I asked a question it answered yes, but it didn’t happen, again any idea why? What am I doing wrong?

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    • Nigel Percy
      Nigel Percy says:

      I can only make general comments as I don’t know the details. You’re getting butterflies could be the way your body reacts to dowsing in general. It could be that’s the way it responds for a ‘yes’ answer. Hard to say. As for the answer not turning out correct, that could be due to a badly phrased question, something too far in the future for accuracy, not being in the dowsing state due to your being too emotionally involved in the question. That’s about as accurate or helpful I can be…. sorry!

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    • LizKing
      LizKing says:

      Rose, I think it’s awesome to hear that you get butterflies when dowsing! It could be a way that your spirit guide is trying to interact with you to let you know that he/she is there and loves you and wants to communicate. As for you getting an answer that turned out to be wrong; it could simply be that you weren’t patient enough. You thought it was in its fixed state answer when it could have just been trying to get enough momentum built up to swing in the direction of the answer. It could be that you didn’t pose the question clearly enough. Also, Please know, when asking a question, don’t think about the answer that you want or are hoping for because that can effect the outcome. It could be that you’re human and that you are fallible and you simply interpreted the response incorrectly. Or, it could be that you did something in your life that caused a different sequence of events to keep it from happening or to make it happen. Nothing in life is set in stone. Your future can always change based on your free-will.

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      • Nigel Percy
        Nigel Percy says:

        Again, there is no need to confuse dowsing with anything remotely religious or spiritual as an explanation as to how it works. It is natural and simple and human. I emphasize the benefit of having the pendulum moving to begin with because it cuts down length of time to answer (and having to hold focus on the question) and it avoids fatigue in the arm. As for the process of asking good questions and how to be receptive to the answer, please see our books ‘How To Ask The Right Question’ and ‘The Dowsing State’ for more detail. You might also wish to read our book ‘Dowsing: Practical Enlightenment’ for how this skill can alter one’s perception of the world.

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    • LIzKing
      LIzKing says:

      Rose, It could also be that what you are asking might not be happening on the time framing that you think its answering. Mine did that once. I asked a question about something and it said yes……. I thought it meant right then or with in a day or 2. When it wasn’t correct I was kind of sad. However, a month later it came to fruition. Turns out it was going to happen just not exactly when I wanted it to happen. Things happen in time frame that they are meant to happen.

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      • Nigel Percy
        Nigel Percy says:

        Such an issue can be overcome by framing the question more carefully. See the article about this elsewhere on this site (How To Ask Good Dowsing Questions) or read our book, ‘How To Ask The Right Question’

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    • Nigel Percy
      Nigel Percy says:

      Absolutely! I can imagine that it is annoying, especially if you really liked it. Maybe you need to dowse where it is (if you prefer pendulums then you’ll have to get another one, I suppose). Or you could just demand that it turns up for you within a short period of time. You never know, it might work!

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  8. Caroline Feather
    Caroline Feather says:

    What a fascinating article and comments! I’ve really enjoyed reading this, thank you 😊
    Can I just ask please…. I’ve read that pendulum readings are absolutely nothing whatsoever to do with spirits and it’s just the energy of the person holding the pendulum that makes it move.
    But I’ve also read (much more often) that the pendulum is moved by spirit, particularly a spirit guide channeling the energy through the arm and hand of the person holding the pendulum to provide a response.
    I am a beginner at pendulum readings and even though I keep so still when I’m holding the pendulum that I’m still convinced I’m somehow willing the pendulum to move the way I want it to!
    I’d love it to be a spirit guide but I think it’s me.
    Reading this article has already pretty much confirmed what I thought… but I wondered what your thoughts were on spirit energies (if any) being involved.
    Thank you! 🙏🏼

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    • Nigel Percy
      Nigel Percy says:

      I’ll admit upfront that I know next to nothing about pendulum readings. However, if you are physically holding the pendulum then it is your body which is moving it. As to the question of who is in control of that body… that’s another matter. Speaking personally, if I was going to be delving into this subject more, I’d find someone competent to help me understand the process involved. There are some strange things ‘out there’ and not everything is benign and lovely; a fact I’ve come to learn from when we used to do space clearings. So, although I can’t really be of much help, I hope I have at least answered your basic question.

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    • lizking
      lizking says:

      Caroline –
      Yes, your pendulum is a way to get in touch with the spiritual world or metaphysical realm. Everyone has a spirit guide many have more than one. They are with you fro before birth. You actually selected them as your spirit guide before you were reincarnated. Once you have picked the life/path that you feel that you need in order to reach your spiritual higher life path. You actually go over everything with your spirit guide. They know you better than they know yourself. They love you unconditionally! You can never upset them or make them angry. When you are at your best they are there with you celebrating! When you are at your worst they are there trying to help you pick yourself back up. They are loving you through it. They will never leave you on your own. They care for you to much. Your pendulum is a divination tool. I don’t know everything about pendulum dowsing, but I do know quite a bit. If you have any questions that you need help with I don’t mind answering your questions if I know the answer to them. Please know that the spirit realm is a real thing. I know that its hard for many people to wrap their heads around, but I have experienced it first hand. And its wonderful. It has honestly changed me as a person!! I’ll never look back now. Its a wonderful thing that I wish everyone would embrace and have the chance to understand and feel what that connection to the spiritual realm and your spirit guide can and will do for. Their love is pure!

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      • Nigel Percy
        Nigel Percy says:

        A spirit guide is a cultural belief and is not necessary for anyone to believe in in order to be able to dowse. Neither is it necessary to use a pendulum (or any other tool) when dowsing because anyone can get a dowsing response in any number of ways using their own body reactions. I personally do not like speaking of dowsing as divination because, for many people, it makes it seem occult or as possessing a special power, when dowsing is something anyone can do. You may, of course, choose to believe what you will about how you think dowsing operates but, as this is my site I choose to point out what I consider to be fallacies in what people say and will always strive to make it clear that dowsing is easily accessible to all, no matter what culture they come from, and that anyone can dowse without using any tool at all. For those who have been brought up to use tools, I will always strive to help them to become more proficient in their use at the same time as pointing out that tools are not usually necessary.

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        • lizKing
          lizKing says:

          Nigel – You are correct. You do not need any tools when dowsing. However, it might be easier when just starting out. That doesn’t mean that there aren’t beginners out there whom take to it naturally. Like you, I believe that anyone and everyone can dowse. I wasn’t responding to try and discount or discredit you in anyway. I probably should have specified that the way I was explaining it wasn’t the only way. You just never know if what you say will resonate with others or help them to understand it. I was just trying to explain it differently so that if they didn’t understand the way you were trying to explain maybe the way that I did, would. Also, some were asking about pendulums and I was speaking directly to that part since you had said that you didn’t really know anything about pendulum dowsing.
          However, I did enjoy your article and look forward to reading more!

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          • Nigel Percy
            Nigel Percy says:

            Actually I said I didn’t know much about pendulum readings (and still don’t) although I can make a guess (but that might not be what the original commenter meant). I’m quite familiar with pendulum dowsing, however :-). I appreciate your time and efforts in adding to the threads here.

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      • Caroline Feather
        Caroline Feather says:

        Thank you so much Liz and Nigel for your interesting and thought provoking comments in this thread.
        I’ve enjoyed reading both views immensely.
        I’m so grateful for your time and effort in responding to me with your experiences in mind.
        Best wishes to you both :-)

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  9. Nikki
    Nikki says:

    Hello, great article, but I have a question…
    Does it mean anything if someone is able to make the pendulum move quite easily with little effort, even without trying to put themselves in a ‘calm state’? Seen it done at a busy market at a jewelry counter, then at home, or while having a conversation with someone. It appears dowsing is a beginners knowledge to divination and am curious if it’s common to use it so naturally. The answers are very clear as well ‘cleary In a circle or back/forth’

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    • Nigel Percy
      Nigel Percy says:

      Moving the pendulum with little apparent effort is relatively quick to learn. It’s a purely physical thing. With a little practice you’ll find that you can make the pendulum move quite easily and also change direction quickly. As for dowsing being a beginner’s knowledge to divination, that’s certainly one route you can go down, although it’s not my favorite or even the most effective use for it (again in my opinion). Divination is usually meant to mean fortune telling or prophesying the future in some fashion. I see dowsing as being a wonderful way to strengthen and enhance natural intuition. It is, if you like, intuition on demand and that makes it something of immense value in life generally. How you prefer to use it, or which direction you find yourself going in is, of course, up to you. You’ll probably find that your interests change over time as do your abilities (if you keep using it, that is). So what you may begin with may not be how you end up using it.

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  10. Lisa Pettit
    Lisa Pettit says:

    My pendulum moves in any way I think it to…. so now I dont trust the answers are coming from my higher self but rather my conscious will or desired outcome…

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    • Nigel Percy
      Nigel Percy says:

      Well, Lisa, the first thing which comes to mind is that if you are aware of thinking about what you want the pendulum to do, you are not focused on the question which means the answers you get will be pretty much worthless. So I suggest that you 1) make sure that your question is really good (see https://discoveringdowsing.com/how-to-ask-good-dowsing-questions/ on this site) and then 2), make sure you get into the dowsing state (see https://discoveringdowsing.com/whats-the-dowsing-state-and-do-you-need-it/ for help on this).
      I hope that helps you resolve this problem!

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    • Maggie Percy
      Maggie Percy says:

      Perhaps we need some clarification about what you mean. It sounds to me like you are saying that when you think to yourself that you want the pendulum to move a certain way, it does. Is that correct? If so, then what Nigel said applies. You cannot do two things at once. You cannot dowse a question at the same time you are intending to move your pendulum. Whatever you focus on is what happens.

      You may have some facility at what is termed psychokinesis. I don’t consider myself that adept, but a friend of mine held his pendulum still, and I was able to get it to move. Or else, I was able to make his mind want it to move, and his body accommodated that intention. Whichever. The pendulum does move in response to tiny body motions. What matters most is what you are focusing on and how. You aren’t dowsing unless you are in a dowsing state, and you must ask a good question to get a good answer.

      The two events you describe are not mutually exclusive. If you focus on wanting the pendulum to move, and it does, fine. That isn’t dowsing. Therefore, it does not eliminate the validity of dowsing.

      I don’t like the term Higher Self, as I have never heard a good definition, and I don’t like to refer to dowsing as accessing advanced beings or anything outside of oneself, and attributing answers to the High Self may or may not be accurate; we cannot prove where the answers come from, but I prefer to think we are looking inward and our intuition is fetching the answers without outside help as such, and using the High Self as source seems to me to be a way to denigrate our part in the process and our ability to know. So I avoid looking at dowsing in any way as accessing an outer source. I also do that in part, because the outer world is simply a projection of us, anyway.

      If your consciousness is in charge, you are not dowsing or in a dowsing state. That should resolve your dilemma. A pendulum can do many things, and most of them are not dowsing. Hypnosis is not dowsing. Keeping time is not dowsing. Don’t make the mistake of believing anything a pendulum does is dowsing. Most of all, get away from using a tool. It can be a confusing crutch. I hope that helps. You can trust your dowsing when you are dowsing, and you don’t need a tool, so quit using a pendulum. Problem solved. :)

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  11. Lara
    Lara says:

    Hey so the first time i used the pendulum i got accurate answers the next day when i used it i started getting inaccurate answers what do i do?

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    • Nigel Percy
      Nigel Percy says:

      It’s really difficult to give you a definite answer to this because I have no idea what the questions were or how you were feeling about them to begin with. But my guess is that the questions might have been inadequate or poorly phrased or that you weren’t in a dowsing state to begin with. Other than that, with no other information that’s about the best I can offer, sadly.

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  12. Marina
    Marina says:

    Hi , I want to ask if there is any explanation for a pendulum that turn clockwise for a No ( fromleft to right ) and from right to left for a Yes . Am a bit confused here . Thank you

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    • Nigel Percy
      Nigel Percy says:

      The simplest explanation is that those are the directions of the yes/no responses for you. Perhaps you have read or been told that you should have specific movements of the pendulum for yes and no and that’s the reason for the confusion. As long as you know which response is which for you then that’s all that counts. Although you haven’t said, it’s possible that these are new responses for you. That happens occasionally. I can still recall when my yes/no movements changed overnight. But, once I knew it was going to stay that way, I was OK with it. The important point of all this is that you should end up being comfortable knowing what each movement means for you. Hope that helps. If not, please respond with further details and we’ll see if can give a more comprehensive answer.

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