Using A Pendulum to Scan Your Chakras

Using a pendulum for chakra work is a popular method for those interested in energy work and dowsing. The pendulum can provide feedback about the state of the chakras by responding to their energy. Here's how you can use a pendulum to check the state of the chakras:


  • A pendulum (you can purchase one or even make a simple one using a weighted object on a string or chain).


  1. Preparation:

    • Find a quiet, peaceful place where you can sit or stand comfortably.
    • Ground yourself. You can do this by imagining roots coming out of the bottom of your feet and going deep into the Earth. Breathe deeply and steadily.
  2. Hold the Pendulum:

    • Hold the top of the pendulum chain with your dominant hand, letting the weighted part hang freely.
    • Make sure your hand is steady. It might be useful to rest your elbow on a table or your knee to ensure stability.
  3. Set Your Intent:

    • Silently or aloud, state your intention for the session. For instance: "I ask for clear and truthful information about the state of my chakras."
  4. Establish Pendulum Responses:

    • Ask the pendulum to show you a "yes" response. Note how it moves (for many, it might move in a clockwise direction, but it can be different for everyone).
    • Then ask it to show you a "no" response. Note this movement.
    • You can also ask it to show you "neutral" or "unclear" if you wish.
  5. Begin Scanning Chakras: Start from the root and work your way up. Hold the pendulum over each chakra and observe its movement.

    • Root Chakra: Base of the spine.
    • Sacral Chakra: Just below the navel.
    • Solar Plexus Chakra: Above the navel.
    • Heart Chakra: Center of the chest.
    • Throat Chakra: Throat.
    • Third Eye Chakra: Between the eyebrows.
    • Crown Chakra: Top of the head.
  6. Interpret the Movements:

    • Clockwise Movement: Typically indicates the chakra is open and energy is flowing freely.
    • Counterclockwise Movement: Might indicate that the chakra is releasing stored energy or might be blocked.
    • Side-to-Side or No Movement: Often indicates a blocked or inactive chakra.
    • Amplitude: The size of the swing or circle can indicate the chakra's energy strength—bigger swings might suggest more energy, while smaller or no movement might suggest low energy or blockage.
  7. Closing:

    • Thank your pendulum and the energies you've worked with.
    • Store your pendulum in a safe place.

Remember, the pendulum responds to subtle energies and your intuitive sense. With practice, you'll become more attuned to understanding its responses. If you feel there might be imbalances in your chakras, consider other chakra-balancing practices, meditations, or consulting with an energy healer. Always trust your intuition and take the pendulum's responses as one form of guidance, not an absolute truth.

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