Are there any hard and fast rules? Not really. But then again, it depends on who you ask.
The weight of a pendulum can be a determining factor. Heavier pendulums will take more energy to move but once they get going they give strong feedback. Lighter pendulums are easier to move and give a quicker response time. I prefer a lighter pendulum because when I’m asking many questions I like how quickly the pendulum can move on its axis from yes to no. I find small and light pendulums are not heavy enough and I don’t feel connected to the dowsing tool.
The shape of a pendulum can affect how it moves when in use. Depending on how you hold your hand when dowsing, a pendulum may not move in perfect circles. I prefer nice circles and I find some pendulums don’t do that because of the way I hold it when dowsing. But that’s me and that may not be your own experience.
If a repeat customer asks, I often suggest that they use their pendulum and ask what other style of pendulum may be a suitable addition to their collection. As mentioned in last month’s newsletter, I carry two or three pendulums in my pendulum pouch. If I am not happy with the results, I switch pendulums. Sometimes it is not the pendulum that is the problem, it’s me.
The key thing to remember is the quality and reliability of the information one receives; so I’m less attached to a specific pendulum. If another pendulum isn’t working the way it should, I am not afraid to substitute it for another that feels better.