How to Cleanse A Pendulum-5 Easy Ways

how to cleanse a pendulum

How to Cleanse a Pendulum

If you are into dowsing and divination you may be wondering how to cleanse a pendulum? You may have noticed your pendulum moving slower, or just not seeming as accurate. If that is the case, it needs a good energetic cleanse. I’ll show you exactly how to cleanse a pendulum- the easy way!

Pendulums pick up the energy around them, and whether it’s brand new or you have been using it for awhile, you will get the best results if you know how to cleanse a pendulum the right way. The only energy you want on it is your highest vibration energy.

If you don’t know how to cleanse a pendulum correctly, you can negatively impact the energy. And who wants that?

The good news is it’s very easy to learn how to cleanse a pendulum the right way! You can also use these tips for how to cleanse a pendulum to also help with cleansing any crystals, and I’ve only included ones that are safe and won’t damage your pendulum.

Here are some of my favorite ways for how to cleanse your pendulum:

Bath of Light

This one is my favorite because it’s so easy, and requires nothing but your mind to work! You won’t need to worry about damaging your pendulum. After you are relaxed, and have focused on your intention to cleanse your pendulum, simply visualize a healing, powerful white light coming from the sky and into your pendulum. See it washing over it and energetically filling it up with this new, radiant energy. Simple and efficient! You can also use this to cleanse your own overall energetic field.


Smudging has been used since ancient times to clear energy. Smudging works amazingly for cleansing a pendulum, and will also likely improve your mood. You can use any incense that you gravitate towards, however, the most commonly used are white sage or palo santo. Simply let the smoke cleanse the room, and allow it to go over your pendulum. Again, it works best to get relaxed and focus on what you are intending to do first.

Utilize Cleansing Crystals

There are a lot of crystals that absorb and cleanse the energy around them. Some of my favorite are clear quartz, selenite, and citrine.  For this method, just place your pendulum on top of the crystal and leave it undisturbed for at least 24 hours. It’s even better if you can do this where you can also utilize the power of moonlight if you can. The full moon is the most powerful. You can also use sunlight, but be sure your pendulum will not be damaged by long exposure to heat and sunlight.


If you do not have any cleansing crystals, never fear! You can also use the power of mother earth! Just set it next to a rock, or in the dirt, and leave it undisturbed for 24 hours. Do not fully cover the pendulum in dirt so that moonlight and sunlight can reach it. As before though, just make sure that it will not be damaged by direct sunlight if you leave it exposed. Even just a few hours in the sunlight can cleanse your pendulum, you just want to make sure to not damage it. The earth carries with it a natural, powerful energetic vibration free for everyone to harness.

Salt or Water

Many people like to place the pendulum on a bowl of salt, or run it under hot and cold water. While these are very effective methods, a lot of pendulums would be damaged. Salt is very corrosive, and some crystals like Selenite are easily damaged by even water.  Please make sure your pendulum is made with material that can withstand salt or water. 

What Type of Pendulum is Right for You?

Deciding what type of material your pendulum should be made up with is a personal decision. There is no right or wrong! You will want to go with the one that you feel most drawn to.

That being said, there are a few things to keep in mind.

Crystal and healing gemstone pendulums will be more sensitive to energy, and therefore need to be cleansed more often. While metal is not as sensitive, it’s great for more difficult questions or stronger negative energy.

Why limit yourself though? Many people like to keep both metal and a variety of stone pendulums. 

What if Your Pendulums Energy Still Feels Off?

If you have used any of the above methods for how to cleanse a pendulum, but it still feels “off” it is likely your energy. Simple ways to clear your energy is with water, or meditation.

What To Do After You Cleanse Your Pendulum

Once your energy and your pendulums energy are cleared, you will want to charge it with your intention.  Simply ask your higher self and your guides to show you the answers you desire. 

Be sure to also use gratitude! One of the best ways to raise the energetic vibration is by being thankful. Simply say or think something like, “I bless this pendulum with love and light. Thank you for the divine guidance!”

That’s all there is to it. Do you know how to cleanse a pendulum? What are your favorite methods for how to cleanse a pendulum? Share your thoughts in the comments below!