Can You Wear Pendulums?

Can you wear pendulums?

A pendulum can be a beautiful addition to your collection of spiritual tools, offering you guidance on the days you need it most. With so many eye-catching options available, it’s understandable that it can be difficult to not want to wear a pendulum necklace daily.

However, there are some mixed opinions about whether you should be wearing one. The short answer is yes, you can wear a pendulum as a necklace, but there are some things to be aware of and dos and don’ts to abide by.

Let’s explore this in a little more detail.

Pros And Cons Of Wearing A Pendulum Necklace

When your pendulum swings and gives you answers for the first time, it’s exciting and intriguing. It’s also an amazing tool for healing. And, not to mention, they’re simply beautiful.

Before you decide that you want to wear your chain and bob as a necklace, though, there are a few pros and cons to be aware of.


  • It’s tuned into your body’s energy: Many people choose to wear pendulum necklaces because it’s aligned with their energy. This means that as they go about their day, they can receive ongoing guidance. All they need to do is remove it from their necks and follow their usual processes for asking questions as their pendulums swing.“What I like the most about wearing a pendulum is that I can wear it as I work on a project. Then I am guided by the energy of the pendulum without having to ask it small, minute questions the entire time, and can quickly remove it for a question if I have one.” – Ash (Moon of Gemini)
  • A divination necklace is tuned into a higher power: When crystal pendulums are cleansed, charged and used correctly, you’ll have an ongoing connection to your angels, spirit guides and higher self. This potent, positive energy can serve you well throughout the day.
  • They can transmute negative energies: Wearing certain crystals can help you transmute negative energies as you go about your day. We encounter a number of people in our daily lives that give off the energy we don’t want to attach to ourselves and a pendulum necklace can help with this.


  • Some energies can be overwhelming: Overusing a pendulum necklace can sometimes charge it with a lot of energy, even more so when you’re working with specific types of crystals. Choosing to wear your pendulum means you’re exposed to this energy throughout the day, which can be overwhelming.
  • Healing pendulums can be draining: Wearing a divination necklace that’s meant to heal can also be overwhelming. Carrying this type of pendulum around with you means you may be taking on the energy of other people without even knowing it, causing you to feel not quite yourself.

Using A Pendulum’s Movement To Ask For Permission

While you can decide whether to wear it as a necklace on your own, there is another way to decide whether it’s right for you – you just have to ask it!

You can do this by starting the usual process you would follow when asking your questions. By now, you should have already programmed your pendulum to move in certain ways to indicate a specific answer.

For example, a clockwise circle could indicate ‘maybe’, while a back and forth motion would indicate ‘yes’ and a side-to-side motion would indicate ‘no’.

You can now move on to asking questions regarding wearing a pendulum necklace.

Some examples of questions you can ask are:

  • “Should I be wearing a pendulum necklace?”
  • “Is it fine for me to wear this pendulum necklace just for today?”
  • “Should I change the chain on my pendulum to wear it as a necklace?”
  • “Is this a good chain to use for my pendulum necklace?”

Popular Types Of Pendulum Necklaces

Even though you should use your own intuition to pick a pendulum for your personal practice, here are a few things you should know about the different types of pendulums you can wear as a necklace.

  • Rose quartz: A rose quartz necklace is one of the most popular choices because this stone is associated with providing comfort and positivity. Rose quartz is also known to promote healing in a kind, gentle and loving way.
  • Citrine: If you want to be able to connect with your higher self and spirit guides with more confidence and hope, citrine is a great choice. People often turn to citrine when they’re feeling helpless and confused in life, which is why it makes for a great choice.
  • Clear quartz: This is a truly powerful type of crystal to have in a necklace. It can amplify your intuition, helping you to go deeper when asking questions. It’s also ideal for clarity, healing and balancing chakras.
  • Smoky quartz: If you want a smoky quartz necklace that will eliminate worry and doubt, smoky quartz can help. It’s known to enhance your inner strength and courage, while also bringing you comfort when you most need it.
  • Amethyst: This particular crystal is perfect for quieting your mind and bringing you inner peace and healing. Along with promoting physical and emotional healing, the amethyst crystal can clear energy blockages and restore balance in your life.

The chain you choose to add to your pendulum necklace is entirely up to you and what feels right.

Staying Safe When Wearing A Pendulum As A Necklace

To keep your pendulum necklace safe for use during your spiritual practice and to gain clarity, here are a few best practices to follow:

  • Cleanse it regularly: Choosing to wear a pendulum as a necklace means you need to cleanse it more regularly than usual. This is to ensure you aren’t impacted by any accumulated energies. You can cleanse it by running it under clean running water. You should do this for at least a minute for it to be effective.
  • Recharge your pendulum: Once your necklace is clean, you will need to recharge it. The best way to do this is by leaving it in the sun for a few hours or in the moonlight overnight. It’s best to avoid any harsh midday rays as this can damage your crystal.
  • Connect to your pendulum: The final step is to reconnect to your pendulum. You can do this by holding it in your hands as you close your eyes and channel your energy into it. It also helps to say a prayer or call in your higher self, angels and spirit guides.


How do I activate my pendulum?

To activate your pendulum, you will need to start by connecting with it. Holding it in your hand as you close your eyes and breathe deeply is a good way to do this. Next, you want to tell your pendulum what specific answers will look like. Program a yes, no and maybe answer. Your pendulum is now active and you can start asking questions.

How are pendulums used for healing?

A pendulum can be used as a healing tool by identifying any blockages in a person’s chakras and general energy. It can also be used to ask questions about whether someone may be dealing with an underlying medical issue that needs their attention. Holding a pendulum over the body is even known to be able to identify where in the body a physical problem might be.

Are pendulums safe?

Yes, pendulums are safe to use for spiritual guidance. Approach them with a clear, positive intention and to cleanse and charge them often to maintain their energy. Using protective measures can help safeguard against negative energies.

Are pendulum readings accurate?

Pendulum readings can be accurate, especially when the user is clear-minded. Stay focused and connected to your intuition or higher self. However, the accuracy of readings can vary based on the user’s emotional state. And it is down to the clarity of the questions asked.


Wearing a pendulum as a necklace can be highly beneficial, just make sure you’re keeping track of how you feel as you go about your day.

If your energy feels out of alignment, or you feel tired and agitated, wearing a pendulum necklace might not be the right thing for you. However, if it does work for you, just be sure to keep cleansing, charging and realigning your necklace to ensure you can continue using it as an effective spiritual tool.

Sam Ashford
Sam Ashford - Author

Hey, I'm Sam Ashford! I'm a ghost-hunting expert, writer and founder of SpiritShack. My mission is to help people like yourself learn about spirituality and how to hunt ghosts!