Pendulum on Stand

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Pendulum on stand creates patterns in sand.

A pendulum on stand is a great way to display one or more pendulums in a collection.

Two Uses for Pendulums

There are two main uses for pendulums. Each uses a different kind of pendulum. The first use, most widely known, is the pendulum that is responsible for the oscillation in clocks.

People use the other type of pendulum for divination, spiritual meditations and feng shui remedies. Crafters make this pendulum from various materials such as:

  • Brass
  • Cooper
  • Gemstone
  • Glass
  • Gold
  • Quartz
  • Silver
  • Wood

Gridiron Pendulum

The oldest use of a pendulum attached to a stand is the gridiron pendulum. British clockmaker John Harrison created this pendulum during the 1720s. The gridiron pendulum improved the accuracy of clock pendulums.

Divination Pendulums

There are hundreds of pendulums from which to choose. Pendulum size can be from the very small to rather large. Some come suspended from a cord, string or chain.

You may have attended a baby shower and witnessed the ancient art form of deciphering a baby's sex (used long before sonograms) with a wedding band suspended from a string.

Some pendulums are teardrop shapes or oval while others have a pointed end. The latter is an excellent tool when working with charts.

Feng Shui Pendulum Use

You can use pendulums in your home to assist in balancing the yin and yang chi in each room. You can place a pendulum in your fortune corner or money sector to bring powerful energies to this area of your home and life.

Arc of a Swinging Pendulum

A great way to understand how a pendulum uses kinetic energy is by suspending a metal or crystal pendulum from a stand. Many times you can find ornate stands often hand-carved out of wood, oak being the most favorite choice. An arched metal stand may interfere with the energy.

Popular Pendulum on Stand

The pit and the pendulum is a popular example of the energy behind the arc of a swing pendulum. In this example, crafters suspend the pendulum from a stand. It's important to note that in this instance, the pendulum is metal. Pendulum crafters use metal because it's believed to be the best conduit for kinetic energy.

Underneath the pendulum is a bed of sand that has a very fine grain in order to minimize the amount of friction whenever the pendulum moves through it. You want to get the pendulum to leave a trail through the sand. This action of the pendulum is known as writing. The patterns the pendulum leaves in the sand are geometric and either become smaller or larger with the momentum and arc of the pendulum's swinging pattern.

Pendulums for Divination

You'll want to use a brass or wood pendulum when conducting radiesthetic readings (measuring energies) for harmful radiation pockets, ore deposits and other energy sources, even diseases in the human body. You may also use a pendulum like a dowsing rod to locate water.

Using a Pendulum with a Stand

Some people believe the only way to truly get accurate readings from a pendulum is by the traditional way of divination. This involves holding the pendulum suspended from a cord or chain held between your thumb and forefinger no less than four or more inches above the pendulum. Envelop the excess chain or cord in your hand or wrapped around your other fingers. Many argue that this kind of pendulum use is easily manipulated accidentally. To avoid any kind of interference, some practitioners opt to use a pendulum stand.

Users suspend the pendulum from the stand and select a chart selected for the reading. They then slip the chart underneath the pendulum so it's centered. Next, they ask the desired questions and the pendulum is drawn to the kinetic energies in the section of the chart to provide the answer to your question. You can purchase many variations of charts for specific uses.

Importance of Choosing a Stand

You may not have a wide range of choices when it comes to finding a stand for your pendulum. You can purchase a multi-pendulum stand designed to display several pendulums. This might be a good choice if you have a collection of pendulums. Even if you only have a few pendulums, this kind of stand accommodates a growing collection.

Stands for Storing Pendulums

A stand is one of the best ways to store your pendulum. The stand allows your pendulum to hang full length from the stand and keeps your chain or string from getting kinked or knotted. The stand also allows you to enjoy your pendulum when not in use. One thing to remember is that just because your pendulum isn't in use doesn't mean the energy it attracts or finds is docile. The right kind of stand for your pendulum is another way to protect your pendulum and the kinetic energies it transmits and receives.

Significance of a Stand

A pendulum on stand is a powerful energy tool whether it's in stored repose or is used in conjunction with the stand.

Pendulum on Stand