How to Use a Pendulum

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Something I’m often asked about is how to properly use a crystal pendulum.

Well, we’re in luck because that’s what today’s blog post is all about.

Once again, I have a super old (CLASSIC) YouTube video on how to use a pendulum which I think I did it back in 2009… pretty embarrassing. I’m not even going to link to it!  (If you want to see that sucker you’re gonna have to dig it out yourself). It’s almost ten years old. Is that even possible, a ten-year-old YouTube video? 

I’ve been wanting to update that pendulum video for some time… and add some other little anecdotes and bits of info into this new version because I feel kind of weird referring people back to the old videos when I used to do them with my head cut off!

See, I wasn’t recognizable in the video. All you saw were my hands because, at that time, I was a Science Department Head, taught science classes in the second largest school district in the US, and I really wasn’t allowed to talk about crystal healing openly at the time.

Now I am. 😀

Have been for a while.

And so I wanted to redo that video with my face actually in it.
The Power of a Pendulum
I first learned about the power of a pendulum one day in 1993 while watching an episode of Oprah. I was home from college, in between shifts at my waitressing job and I happened to catch this episode of Oprah.  That’s where I first learned about Deepak Chopra and he was explaining to her and then blowing her mind, teaching her how to use a very simple pendulum.

After that show I proceeded to make my own pendulum that I used for a very long time, using a dog tag collar chain and a washer.

I still have it to this day (as you see in the video).

Now, you certainly don’t need to get a fancy Crystal pendulum. It doesn’t even need to involve a crystal at all as you witnessed.

However, having a crystal pendulum (and you can choose different crystals depending on what the intention for that pendulum is), gives us a support and a tool to hone in on what it is that we’re trying to do or achieve. Since crystals hold different light frequencies, they actually can entrain different energies depending on the crystal that we use in our pendulum.  For instance, an amethyst pendulum would be great for enhancing intuitive and psychic abilities.

There’s a whole range of options available these days.  There are very simple pendulums that are just a chain and crystal and then there are more elaborate pendulums.

The one I show you in the video is white agate bob with sterling silver chain, a bit of suede, rainforest jasper and a nice feather for the fob. So you can go elaborate, you can go simple… or you can go with really simple as I showed you. Whether you choose simple or elaborate is totally up to you. It’s all about your preference and it really doesn’t make a difference as far as the types of information that you are going to receive.

You might be interested to know that the part of the pendulum that you hold is known as of the “fob” and the part that bob ups and down is known as “bob”. Makes sense.

Before we get started, I want to recommend that you steady your elbow on something stable when you’re ready to ask the question.  Over the years, I’ve found for myself and my students, that it’s much easier to not shake and have better control steadying your elbow if you rest it on something stable.  I demonstrate that for you in the video.
Asking the Question
When you ask your pendulum a question, you want to make sure that it’s not worded as an open-ended question. Rather you want to phrase it as a Yes or No question.

For example, “Where did I leave my car keys?” is not going to work well with a pendulum.

You can rephrase it by continually asking (kind of like a hot and cold game), “Are my car keys in the house? Are my car keys in the living room? Are my car keys near the couch?” And you can get a Yes or No for each of the questions and use the pendulum to help you locate the car keys (or whatever it is that you have lost). Pendulums can be quite effective for that kind of work. You’ll see!

Of course, when you’re getting your answers from the pendulum, it’s not actually the pendulum that holds the answers.  I hate to burst any bubbles, but it doesn’t have special all-knowing magical abilities inside of it.
The pendulum is a tool and a support that allows you to tap into your higher self… which already holds the answers.
Yes, No, Maybe So
You’ll want to start by figuring out the Yes or No directions for your pendulum.

This allows you to figure out the personality of your pendulum. Every pendulum is unique. The Yes signal for one pendulum may be completely different from the Yes signal on a different pendulum.

So, to start:

  • Concentrate on the task at hand, take some deep breaths
  • Make sure you’re calm, not talking or animating with your hands all over the place. Steady your pendulum
  • Get it really still and then you want to ask it something that you know the answer to

For instance, when I made the video, I was really hungry. (As is often the case.)  So, I asked my pendulum about that (knowing the answer was yes).  It’s like my truth question. I tested the pendulum asking:  “Am I hungry now?” And then watched it closely. It was nodding back and forth towards me and away from me, so I determined the direction of that swing is my pendulum’s “Yes”.


Therefore, the opposite, perpendicular swing is going to be the “No”; when it’s going to my right and to my left (as seen in the video).

Now, if your pendulum ever becomes unreliable (as is known to happen from blue moon to blue moon), well you’re going to need to cleanse it and possibly you might end up having to switch pendulums if cleansing doesn’t do the trick for you.
Release Attachment
It’s also very important when using a crystal pendulum to not be too attached to the outcome of the question.

If you really, really want a Yes then you’re probably not the one who should be asking the questions. It’s best to ask a friend or someone else to use the pendulum in that case for you; someone else who’s not attached to the answer to that question.

Doing this removes any energetic bonding or influence.
So Many Uses
Now, you can use a pendulum to:

  • Get the answers to yes or no questions
  • Balance your chakras. That’s something we go deep into in my Certified Crystal Healer Course
  • Select which crystals to include in a crystal grid
  • You can even use it to help you shop for crystals when you’re selecting which crystals should go home with you

I hope you’ve enjoyed this newly updated pendulum video!  Do you have a favorite pendulum that you work with all the time?  How do you prefer to use it?  Is it elaborate or simple?  Tell us about it in the comments below.

Crystal Blessings!

HOTTEST Crystal Blog Posts Eva!

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I’ve been doing this crystal blog since 2009. Yeah, it’s been 7 years since I started blogging specifically about crystals! I just realized that myself as I sit here and think on this specific blog post.

Sitting at my desk in my sacred studio space; thinking, researching, putting into practice & typing away to share with you.

Recently, I took a look at those 472 blog posts I’ve written over the last 7 years & wondered …
What are the hottest blog topics in our Crystal Hottie Community?
I find it so interesting to take a look at what specific articles rose to the top for you. The results are below where I’ve gathered up the top 20 hottest crystal blog posts in one easy reference spot. B/c, maybe you’re new around here or perhaps you’ve missed them before.

But before we jump in… I’d like to express my sincere & profound gratitude:  I’m so grateful to all of you for allowing me to teach what I LOVE!  It’s because of you that I’m able to live my dream and share my love & knowledge of Science and Crystals every single day. 🙂 ♥

There are so many ways to work with & learn about crystals so this sharing can go on FOREVER. It’s an infinite playground of sparkliness!  So thank you, thank you for being here!

Now…on to the most popular, most visited, most read posts from my blog of all time! 

Let’s dive in.

What does it mean when your crystal cracks or breaks?
It can be pretty distressing when a crystal cracks, right? And many of you want to know … What does it mean? 

It could be just plain ole’ science & physics that did it like a heavy impact or thermal shock: extreme hot to cold or cold to hot.

But sometimes a stone or crystal just breaks…with no explanation.

So then we have to look at energy.

Read on for my take on this!

4 Crystals for Protection
Which crystals would be good for protection & warding off negative energies?

Certain crystals can neutralize & transmute the energetic frequencies so they don’t carry specific frequencies that may resonate with those bad feelings.

Read on for my fav Crystals for Protection!

Top Crystal Picks for Weight Loss
Can we use Crystals as tools to help us lose or regulate our weight?


Crystals can help boost your weight loss action plan.

Read on for Top Crystals for Weight Loss

Is Your Citrine Real or Fake Citrine & Does it Matter?
If you’re reading this you’re probably a Crystal Hottie…therefore, it’s likely that you have a piece of citrine or 2 in your crystal collection.

Ever wonder if your citrine is the real deal straight out of mama earth or if it’s been heat-treated?  Does it even matter?

Read on to find out if your citrine is real or fake.

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What 5 Crystals Should You Have in Your Beginner’s Kit?
Are you new to crystals?

Wondering where to start?

Learn what 5 crystals are a must have for your crystal toolbox.  (This one is a great post to share!) ♥

Read on for my crystal beginner kit.

How to use crystals to attract abundance
One of the most popular classes I used to teach is 1 in which we learned to use crystals for abundance attraction, using the vibration of certain crystals to manifest more prosperity + abundance.

In this blog post I break down how I use crystals to attract more abundance into my life…

Read on for my morning rituals, abundance ritual + crystals for abundance.

How to Make a Crystal Grid to Manifest your Desires
Want to learn how to make a Crystal Grid to help manifest your desires & make your dreams come true?

Here’s the Crystal Grid I used to manifested my dream biz and make it happen!

Read more about making a Crystal Grid.

Spotting Crystal Fakes & Frauds: Part 1
Ahh, the crystal fakes!  You know they’re out there.  And the increased popularity and more mainstream acceptance of crystal healing has prompted the emergence of more fakes on the market.

Which has sparked my desire to educate our Crystal Hottie Community and write a whole series of blog posts! This blog post was the one that kicked off that passion.

Yep, it all started right here.

Read more on spotting crystal fakes.

5 Tips to a Better Night’s Sleep…the Crystal Healing Way
Now, that many of us live such fast-paced and stressful lives with less physical activity studies have shown that insomnia is on the rise. I feel it may be a combo effect of our hurried lifestyles coupled with the Yuck & Stuck phenom I’m always harpin’ on about.

So, what can we do, Chick Pea?

In this post I discuss how I use crystals as sleep remedies.

4 Totally Rockin’ Ways to use Crystals for Fear and Anxiety
So are there actually crystals we can use to help with fear and anxiety?

These are certain stones you can use along with some techniques I’ve found work very well for me as well as others.

Read on for my Go-To Crystals for Fear and Anxiety

Crystals for Fertility & Pregnancy
There are many ways to work with crystals for fertility & pregnancy.

I whipped up a cute little crystal mojo bag I intuitively put together for women wanting to become pregnant or for Mamas-to-Be.  I included 4 very powerful tumbled stones to assist with pregnancy & enhance the energies of fertility, whether you’re looking to be more fertile or want some good juju throughout the pregnancy.

Read more on how to create your own fertility mojo bag.

My Crystal Looks Different ~ What Does it Mean when your Crystal Changes Color or Gets Cloudy?
I often get asked questions about a crystal changing color, or becoming cloudy, or showing a new inclusion that wasn’t there before.

How could that happen?

Is that Normal?

Read more about your crystal changing color.

How To Lower Your EMF Risks with Crystal Healing
In this blog post I share some Powerful Crystals to Help Lower Your EMF Risks. 

B/C our society is very “plugged in” these days, so we ought to do whatever we can to minimize the risks & side effects of EM Pollution.

Crystals can help!

Read more about crystals you can use to lower your EMF risks.

Crystals Tips for Empaths & Highly Sensitive People
The ability to pick up on & feel/experience the energy of another can be seen as a gift b/c that extra info can allow you to empathize with others or see things from another view-point.

OR it can be seen as a curse b/c it causes you to be bombarded by extra feelings & emotions you may not want to be dealing with at the moment.

Read more on Crystal Tips for Empaths.

What does it mean when your crystal disappears?
So what does it mean when a crystal disappears? Just up & goes AWOL?

  • Sometimes people will find their crystals later & it will be completely unexplained. Like the crystal manifested itself in a little bag that was locked up somewhere in a safety deposit box – something really, really wild, like that…& it’s completely unexplained. Unless of course you had amnesia & don’t remember doing such a thing. ?
  • Or sometimes, the crystal is found by someone else in a different place entirely; not even in the same vicinity.
  • Or sometimes you never find the crystal again – its just up & left. It’s gone. It has disappeared, never to be heard from again.

This is a very common question I get asked on a fairly frequent basis and there are a few ways to answer it…

Read more on crystals disappearing.

Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Himalayan Salt Lamps
What’s the big deal about these Himalayan Salt Lamps?

Do they really do what everybody says they do?

So the major thing that  Salt Lamps “do” is that they induce negative ions into your environment.  What’s that?

Read on to find out everything about Himalayan Salt Lamps

How To Deal with Negative People in 5 Sparkly Steps
Ahhh negative people. Can you transmute negative energy?

Sometimes the negativity parties can be so intense or non-relenting that you end up feeling annoyed, slightly depressed, emotionally exhausted or even physically tired.

Yes, we can use crystals for this too!

Read on for my 5 Sparkly Steps

7 Things I Wish I Knew When I Started Working with Crystals
I, myself, love to read about other people’s ‘mistakes’ when learning something new.

This way I can learn more from a different perspective while also avoiding those common pitfalls. I’m always a champion for efficiency…why reinvent the wheel?

That’s always extremely valuable for me so I hope this blog post of my personal crystal experiences does the same for you.

Read on for the 7 things I Wish I Knew!

What’s a Good Crystal Mix for your Bedroom?
As you saw above, another 1 of my top blog posts is 5 Tips to a Better Night’s Sleep…the Crystal Healing Way but this here blog is specifically about a great crystal mix for a bedroom.

Obviously, in your bedroom, unless you’re going the romantic route, that’s another route you can take (I have some suggestions in my Crystal Grids Template Package)… you’re probably looking to bring in calm serene energy, b/c that would be a sacred sleeping space for you.

Read on for Crystals suggestions for your Bedroom.

Crystal Healing for Anxiety
Working with stones is a natural way to relieve anxiety that’s safe & completely free of side-effects – & works, My Sweets!

The solution I came up with in this instance was a mojo bag.  A mojo bag helps give you a little juju-juice of whatever energy flavor you’re in need of, in this case it’s Anxiety-Busting!

Read more on my Anxiety-Busting mojo bag.

I hope you’ve enjoyed my Top 20 Hottest Blog Posts of ALL-TIME and learned something new or found a glittery gem to share with a friend or family member :).

Which 1 is your favorite on this list? And Why?  I’d love to hear in the comments below. 😀

Crystal Blessings,