Pendulum Divination: How to Use a Pendulum and Find Missing Answers

How to use pendulum divination to discover your astrological ascendant, recover mislaid objects, reveal the gender of an unborn baby and many more missing answers.

Pendulum divination and dowsing are applied in the sciences of psychology, geology, archaeology, physics, medicine and criminology. Apart from these, it offers answers to everyday questions, like finding misplaced objects, learning the gender of an unborn child or determining time of birth; the latter necessary for completing astrological charts.

In both Eastern and Western astrology, the ascendant is determined by hour of birth. It defines personality nuances and gives an idea of how others see us. Known as the companion sign in Chinese astrology and the rising sign in Western astrology, the ascendant brings forth a fuller picture of character.

Chinese Zodiac -- table of companion/ascendant signs

Table of Chinese companion/ascendant signs with time of birth


What is Pendulum Divination or Dowsing?

The sciences apply pendulum divination or dowsing for its reliability, but science cannot explain why or how it works. Popular theory is that signals from the subconscious stimulate reflexes in the fine muscles of the fingers, thus causing the pendulum or dowsing rod to move; a phenomenon known as the  ideomotor effect or response.


What is the Best Pendulum?

For questions that require a simple ‘yes’ or ‘no’, any object looped through a cord or chain of some description suffices — even a key dangled on a length of string. But a more sensitive object is necessary to determine precise  answers, like time of birth. It’s then that the  pendulum has to respond to more subtle reflexes.

A pendulum should weigh about 20 grams and be attached to a chain of 10 cm. Because of its neutral magnetic character, brass is a good choice of material.


What to Avoid for Successful Pendulum DivinationPendulum Divination

For accurate results:

  • Never loan out or share a pendulum.
  • Thunder-storms affect pendulums adversely: Avoid pendulum divination directly before, during or after a storm.
  • Remove metallic objects from the immediate vicinity of a pendulum, including watches and jewelry.
  • To prevent static build-up, never use a synthetic underlay like a plastic table-cloth.
  • The subconscious does not recognize negative words, therefore, avoid them in questions. Suppose you have a food allergy; don’t ask what you cannot eat, but what you can. Ask what is good for you and not what is not good or what is bad for you.

How to Use a Pendulum

Rest your elbows on a cleared table and take the pendulum between thumb and forefinger of the hand you use to write. Place your other hand flat on the table and your feet on the ground. Simply holding the pendulum, get a feel for how it moves. You’ll find you don’t have to do anything to make this happen.


Experiment with the Pendulum

Hold the pendulum over various objects; a plant, your favorite book, a glass of water. You’ll see that the pendulum moves with different patterns according to the vibrancy of each object. ·

Place several photographs of people you know in a semi-circle on the table. Positioning the pendulum at the center, ask, for example, in which of the pictures your mother is. Wait for the pendulum to pick up momentum and soon it will point to the correct photo.

Ask somebody to fill two of three cups with water, to cover all three and place them before you. Now ask the pendulum which one is empty.


The Language of the Pendulum

Important signals to understand are ‘yes’, ‘no’ and ‘void’. Signals vary from person to person, but these are the most common:

  • YES — a circular, clockwise motion
  • YES — to and fro in a vertical motion
  • NO — a circular, anti-clockwise motion
  • NO — to and fro in a horizontal motion
  • VOID — to and fro in a diagonal motion
  • VOID — a disorderly circular and diagonal motion

The best way to ascertain your pendulum’s language is to simply ask: Which motion means ‘yes’? Which motion means ‘no’? Which motion means ‘void’?

Blank Pendulum Divination Chart

Pendulum Divination Chart: Click to enlarge and print


Using Charts to Find Your Ascendant

To find out your time of birth, you’ll have to work with a pendulum divination chart. Write an hour in each segment (01:00, 02:00 … 13:00, 14:00 …) using a semi-circular chart like the one to the right. Use the pendulum in the same way you did with the photographs and cups of water. Ask: “At what time was I born?”


More Uses for Pendulum Divination


Using the Chart for Other Questions

It’s best not to use more than 20 segments, and always include one with the word ‘other’. The possibilities of questions to ask are endless. Perhaps you’re unsure of which name to give an expected baby boy; fill the segments with the names you favor, i.e. Camlo, Sasha, David, James etc., and ask the pendulum which name would suit the character of your son best. Or perhaps you are in financial difficulties; should you sell the car, take out a bank loan, or re-mortgage the house?


Predicting the Future by Pendulum Divination

Using the pendulum to predict the future seems exciting to some, but it carries a high degree of responsibility. As a beginner, do not attempt to use the pendulum for others, not only where their future is concerned, but all other aspects of their lives. Consider, too, the moral value of your questions. Asking the pendulum to indicate this week’s winning lottery numbers, for example, will not work. You might go as far as to ask if your chances are good, and should the answer be no, you’d be well advised to save your money. Try asking the pendulum about the weather instead: “Will it rain tomorrow?”; “Will the temperature rise to more than 20°C?” If the pendulum proves right nine times out of ten, you could begin to ask questions concerning more critical areas of your life.


Predicting the Gender of an Unborn Baby

“Will it be a boy or a girl?” The pendulum can answer this question long before medical practitioners can.

Lie down, hold the pendulum over your abdomen and concentrate on the question. If the pendulum moves in a circular or eclipse motion, you can most likely expect a girl. It will be a boy if the movements are straight.


Finding Misplaced Objects by Pendulum Divination & Dowsing

There are three ways to do this:

  • Sitting at a table, ask the pendulum in which direction the object is. It will point that way.
  • Ask questions that require a ‘yes’ or ‘no': Is it in the sitting room? Is it in my bedroom? Is it in the cellar?
  • Dowsing: Take the pendulum around the area you believe the object was lost and wait for a signal (a sudden change of movement) at the exact point where the object can be found.

  21 comments for “Pendulum Divination: How to Use a Pendulum and Find Missing Answers

  1. September 4, 2011 at 2:42 pm

    This was a great article Camlo. I am really interested in all this kind of stuff, and actually tried ‘dowsing’ over ancient standing stones in the Lake District in the UK. The quartz crystal I was using was spinning round at an incredible rate. This article is one I have bookmarked to come back to and learn more about divination.

    • wayneleon
      May 10, 2014 at 1:05 pm

      In regards to using the pendulum to predict any type of lottery. This is something that I am absolutely convinced can be done. Like anything, it takes practice. This is because the more you practice and use your pendulum, the more you are enhancing your 6th Sense – ‘intuition’. I absolutely do NOT agree that by asking the pendulum to predict a future lottery you are, somehow, ‘hurting’ yourself, spiritually.

      One only has to go back through history to see how the pendulum was used for financial gain – in reference to finding, gold, silver, oil, water, or other precious commodities. In all of those cases, the pendulum was used by many people for exactly that…financial gain. I am absolutely convinced, and will continue practicing with my pendulum, that lottery predictions can be done. And, as long as you are not hurting anyone else, I simply cannot see the harm in it.

      Pendulum dowsing, for me, DOES WORK, as I have had numerous examples of it working for myself, in the past. I have only just begun experimenting with my pendulum, in reference to dowsing for lottery numbers [and dowsing for numbers using a pendulum, has been done for many years in the past]. I have not been successful yet, but I am convinced that this can work.

  2. Camlo De Ville
    September 4, 2011 at 2:58 pm

    Hi MistyHorizon2003! It really is amazing how pendulum divination does actually work. Anyone can do it, it’s just a question of interpretting the pendulum’s language correctly.
    Thanks for a great comment!
    All the best, Camlo

  3. digger
    February 14, 2012 at 1:00 am

    Thx for great information! I wonder why pendulum won`t work with financial questions as betting , lottery etc i passed through misdirect answers from pendulum and the ratio was 50 /50 is it something like different greed energies and how does it recognize them ? I complitely dont understand that.

    • Camlo De Ville
      February 15, 2012 at 6:11 pm

      Hi Digger!
      Don’t forget, the pendulum can only tell you what your subconscious already knows. There’s actually nothing more to it.
      Although I think conscience could play a role regarding the pendulum’s accuracy, I certainly don’t believe it can predict the future. Therefore, it couldn’t tell you if you are going to win something.
      What the pendulum can do, is tell you the consequences of your present actions which is easily mistaken for fortune telling.
      Hope that helps.
      All the best, Camlo

      • wayneleon
        May 10, 2014 at 1:25 pm

        No. There is more to it than that. Yes, you are right in that your subconscious mind, knows the answers to everything. However, I believe, and I am convinced also, that there is something like a ‘higher force’ which comes into play too.

    • wayneleon
      May 10, 2014 at 1:11 pm

      I believe it can. Furthermore, I believe that it just takes practice. The more you practice using your pendulum to predict things like the lottery, the more you will enhance your 6th Sense – or intuition. I have only just begun using the pendulum to try and predict my local lottery numbers. I have not been successful yet, but I will be.

      I am absolutely convinced that this can be done. Look back through history and you will see just how many people have used the pendulum for their own financial gain. They have used it to find, water, gold, silver, oil, and other precious commodities – all for financial gain. So, do not give up. Keep trying and soon enough, your pendulum will begin working for you too, in the line of correctly predicting the numbers.

  4. carol hyde
    March 16, 2012 at 5:06 am

    Remember to put your cat outside when dowsing. :)

    • wayneleon
      May 10, 2014 at 1:21 pm

      Why? Why put your cat outside when dowsing?

  5. Camlo De Ville
    March 16, 2012 at 11:37 am

    Never heard of that before, Carol.

  6. kathy
    March 29, 2012 at 2:49 am

    What does it mean when the pendulum makes a triangle symbol?

    • Camlo De Ville
      April 8, 2012 at 6:21 pm

      You mean an exact triangle as though driven by another force? Never seen that happen, Kathy. But if the pendulum’s movements seemed sort of triangular or disorderly, I’d interpret ‘void’.

  7. Rev. Lynn DeLellis
    August 20, 2012 at 2:53 pm

    Sorry Camlo, I do not agree. I use the Pendulum in my readings and it does predict future events and quite accurately I might add.

    September 3, 2012 at 5:02 pm

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  9. Adamsyav
    September 29, 2012 at 10:09 pm

    Pls and pls how can i get this pendelum, iam in nigeria?

    • Camlo De Ville
      October 2, 2012 at 8:17 am

      You can buy pendulums on the Internet, Adamsyav.

    • selena
      December 26, 2012 at 2:26 pm

      you can make one also. my pendulum is my necklace that i never take off ( only for dowsing of course)

    • wayneleon
      May 10, 2014 at 1:16 pm

      You do NOT have to buy them. You can make them yourself too – which in some respects, is better. It is better because only your hands would have touched it, and no one else’s. This means that your ‘essence’ would be ingrained upon it, and only yours.

      You can make them with anything. Whether you have a good length chain/string, and a weight to fit on the end [nothing too heavy, but something like a crystal, or stone] then that would do. It will work just as well.

  10. Alaina
    July 14, 2013 at 6:34 am

    My pendulum is weird I asked it to show me yes and it goes anti clockwise for no it swings side to side, left to right. I see the pendulum language above and it says that anti clockwise means no???

    • Camlo De Ville
      September 29, 2013 at 10:01 pm

      It’s not always the same for everybody. I also mention above that signals vary from person to person, then go on to list the most common.

    • wayneleon
      May 10, 2014 at 1:19 pm

      Your pendulum is giving you your ‘yes’ ‘no’ movements which are SPECIFIC to YOU. It is not incorrect. But CORRECT for you. For other people, the ‘yes’ ‘no’ movements could be different. My ‘yes’ movement is a clockwise position. My ‘no’ movement is an anticlockwise position. And, my ‘maybe wrong’ movement, is a diagonal position. But these positions are unique to me. Yours is unique to you.

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