A Guide to Pendulum Healing: Harnessing Healing Energy

Pendulum healing, a type of energy healing, leverages the power of pendulums to detect and shift energies in the body. This practice is rooted in the belief that a pendulum, moved by unseen forces, can guide us towards healing and balance. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to use a pendulum for energy healing:

Choosing Your Pendulum

Selecting a pendulum is a personal process. It could be a crystal, a piece of metal, or any weighted object attached to a string or chain. Choose one that resonates with you and feels right in your hand.

Cleansing Your Pendulum

Before using your pendulum, cleanse it to remove any energies it may have picked up. You can do this by placing it under moonlight, burying it in salt, or using cleansing herbs like sage.

Charging Your Pendulum

Charge your pendulum by holding it in your hands and setting an intention. This focuses your energy into the pendulum, preparing it for the healing session.

Using Your Pendulum for Energy Healing

To use your pendulum, start by holding it over a chakra or area of the body. Ask it to show you the direction of the energy flow. The pendulum might swing clockwise, counterclockwise, or back and forth. This movement can provide insights into the energy balance in the area you’re focusing on.

Diagnosing Chakras

When diagnosing energy flow in chakras, the pendulum’s movement can give key insights. A clockwise swing may indicate a healthy chakra that is open and has energy flowing freely. A counterclockwise swing might suggest that the energy in the chakra is blocked or stagnant. If the pendulum swings back and forth, it might mean that the chakra is in a neutral state or currently in transition. However, interpretations may vary depending on the individual’s connection with their pendulum, which is why it’s important to determine what the pendulum’s movements are communicating to you.

Determining Pendulum Movements

Before beginning a healing session or when you first use your pendulum, it is essential to understand what different swings mean. To do this, you can ask the pendulum to demonstrate the various movements.

Start by asking, “Show me the direction of a blocked chakra,” and observe the pendulum’s swing. It may swing counterclockwise, back and forth, or stay still – this movement represents a blocked chakra. Repeat the process for other chakra states. Ask, “Show me the direction of a free-flowing chakra,” and “Show me an overactive chakra,” each time noting the pendulum’s response.

This interaction with the pendulum will not only help you understand how it represents different chakra states but also establishes a communication link between you and the pendulum. Remember, these interpretations can vary for each individual, so it is essential to trust your intuition and personal connection with your pendulum.

By establishing these ‘baseline’ movements, you ensure accurate and personalized readings in your energy healing sessions.

Shifting Energy

If the pendulum suggests an imbalance, you can ask it to help shift the energy. Hold the pendulum over the area and set an intention for healing. The pendulum might begin to move differently, signifying a shift in energy. For example,  if the pendulum initially showed a blocked chakra, it may now swing in a circular motion or clockwise, representing an opening and balancing of that chakra.

This technique can also be used for clearing negative energy from spaces. Hold the pendulum over the area and set the intention to clear any unwanted or stagnant energy. The pendulum’s movements may become more intense, as it actively works to clear the space.

Incorporating Crystals

To enhance your energy healing sessions, you can also incorporate crystals with your pendulum. Each crystal has its unique properties and can assist in balancing specific chakras or clearing certain energies. You can hold a crystal in one hand while using the pendulum in the other, or place crystals around the area you are working on.


Using a pendulum can be a powerful tool in energy healing, providing you with valuable insights and guidance. With practice, you can develop a strong connection with your pendulum and use it to enhance your personal growth and well-being. Remember to always trust your intuition and set clear intentions when working with your pendulum for the best results.

Tips and Precautions

  1. Practice Makes Perfect: It may take time to understand your pendulum’s movements. Patience and practice are key.
  2. Stay Grounded: Ensure you’re grounded before starting a healing session. This helps maintain your energy balance.
  3. Trust Your Intuition: Your intuition plays a crucial role in interpreting the pendulum’s movements.

Pendulum healing can be a transformative experience. I’ve personally witnessed shifts in my energy levels, mood, and overall well-being. Remember, each person’s experience is unique, and the changes you notice might be subtle at first. With continued practice, you’ll become more attuned to the shifts in energy and experience the profound benefits of pendulum healing.