I am trying SO hard to use pendulums right now. My friend made me one out of some copper wire and string and an old bullet (it's a lovely weight for me) but I just can't do it. At first it was because the energy felt weird, but now I'm just doubting whether I'm doing it right. Also, I just don't have any questions that can be addressed by dowsing right now... I use my tarot deck for just about everything.
Still, every time I try to use a pendulum, it doesn't feel like it's working... Also I'm biased because I know of these studies where people can move pendulums with their minds if they just visualize it moving, and that's all I can think of when I'm dowsing, so my brain just goes 'well it's only moving because you want it to, it has nothing to do with divination, just go ask the cards'. Yep.
I just bought a moonstone pendulum. Before I started questions, I have cleared it in rice for 24 hours, ran it under water, and then smudged it. I wore it for a a week and a half against my skin, so it can become familiar with my vibration, and also the people around me.
I just did my first set of questions, of answers I already knew, my pendulum was correct every single time. Then I asked it questions I needed answers to... I'm excited and cannot wait for the answers to unfold!
Thank you for writing this article! It really helped me understand what to do instead of just asking questions right off the back. Bless be.