How to Choose Your Pendulum






Deciding how to choose your pendulum is all about the energy you want to create. If you’re focused on grounding and protection, you might look toward Black Onyx and Petrified Wood. If connecting with your intuition, dreams, and spiritual guidance is your focus, you can turn to Prehnite and Amethyst. Above all, the most important factor in deciding how to choose your pendulum lays in your heart, for it is your instinct and natural attraction to a particular pendulum, over another, that leads you to the energy you most need.

If you want to choose your pendulum to fit with your energy field, it’s as simple as tuning into your gravitational pull. When you see a pendulum that makes you want to get your mittens on it... THAT is the pendulum for you! The one that you most want to feast your eyes on is the one that is calling you. Yes, there are metaphysical properties with each gemstone and you’ll most certainly benefit from working with the stones that support your current needs, however, don’t let that be the only deciding factor.

Your inner wisdom and intuitive instinct is the energy that will guide you on how to choose your pendulum, for deep down that which you most need is energetically aligned with the feeling you get when you see a pendulum you just can’t live without. The stronger the attraction, the more in sync your instinctive draw is toward the right pendulum for you.






In addition to choosing by feel, the following is a list for how to choose your pendulum for its metaphysical properties that are in line with your personal intention:

Grounding and Stability - Petrified Wood, Agetized Wood, Agate, Hematite, Smokey Quartz

Balancing - Clear Quartz, Smoky Quartz, Rose Quartz

Clearing Energy - Clear Quartz, Black Tourmaline, Black Onyx, Pyrite, Hematite

Transformation - Wooden Agate, Agetized Wood, Petrified Wood

Abundance and Manifestation - Pyrite, Amazonite, Aventurine

Protection - Black Onyx, White Jade

Peace and HarmonyRose Quartz, Smokey Quartz, Clear Quartz

Grief and Sadness - Black Onyx, Amethyst, Rose Quartz, Lepidolite

Energizing - Clear Quartz, Amethyst, Carnelian

Decision MakingLabradorite, Fluorite, Amethyst, Pyrite, Black Onyx

Communication - Amazonite, Chrysocolla, Aquamarine

Spiritual Guidance and Connection - Prehnite, Amethyst, Labradorite

Intuition - Prehnite, Amethyst, Labradorite

ConfidenceAmazonite, Pyrite, Prehnite, Aventurine, Carnelian, Sunstone, Black Onyx

Self Love and AcceptanceRose Quartz, Citrine, Amazonite

LoveGarnet, Rose Quartz, Morganite

When it comes to metaphysical properties, many of these stones overlap energetically, offering similar attributes and enhancing each other. For example Clear Quartz is a crystal that supports all chakras and helps to cleanse and enhance the properties of other stones, making it an excellent choice for a multipurpose pendulum that will serve you well.

Black onyx, while being an excellent stone for centering, also offers support in wise decision-making and relief for sorrow and grief. Known as a stone of “success” and “good fortune”, Black Onyx also promotes inner harmony and intuitive guidance. A good stone for building confidence, Black Onyx is not only an elegant and dramatic stone of lasting beauty, it is an all-round positive stone for protection.

Most importantly, when exploring how to choose your pendulum, consider that first you might want to have an intention in your heart and mind. Once you have set that intention, I recommend that you place your focus on the pendulum that most appeals to you and makes you feel inspired. The stronger the desire to touch and hold the pendulum, the more perfectly matched it is to your energy field. After you’ve selected one that calls to your heart, purely by visual satisfaction, explore the metaphysical properties and see how they fit with your current intention.

Truthfully, there is no wrong choice because each pendulum is designed with love and intention, created to vibrate with the energy you wish most to enhance. The one you choose should be one that you will love to hold and pick up every day. A pendulum you will keep close to you and one that will inspire joy every time you work with it.

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