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.
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.
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’?
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.