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How to make a pendulum chart

Updated March 23, 2017

Pendulum charts are used with pendulums as a form of divination. They can be basic "Yes/No" charts or any other format you wish. Making a pendulum chart is easy and requires only basic materials. Use your imagination and make a pendulum chart that helps answer your particular questions.

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  1. To make a simple "Yes/No" pendulum chart, use a standard-size sheet of paper and any drawing utensil you like. From a portrait vantage point, use the protractor to draw two small circles halfway down the paper, one circle on the left side and one on the right. At the top centre, draw an oblong box and another at the bottom centre. In the small left circle, write "Yes." In the right small circle, write, "No." In the top oblong, write, "Not at this time." In the bottom oblong, write, "Maybe." Use a "Yes/No" pendulum chart for simple questions.

  2. Create a pendulum relationship chart. Placing a standard sheet of paper in landscape position, draw a half-circle that extends the full length and width of the paper. Draw a smaller half-circle within the boundary of the first half-circle, leaving space to write between the two. Divide the section between the two half-circles into four equal sections. Write "Emotional," "Mental," Spiritual," and "Physical" (one in each division). Divide the inside of the smaller half-circle into three equal pie sections. Write "Short," "Medium, " and "Long" (one in each section). Relationship questions for this type of pendulum chart might include "What type of relationship is this?" and "How long will we be together?"

  3. Draw a numbered pendulum chart to test a pendulum. Use a standard sheet of paper in landscape position. Draw a half-circle that extends the length and width of the page. Divide the half-circle into 10 equal pie slices. Make a dividing mark midway between each division. Number each division of 10 as percentages, up to 100 per cent. Holding a pendulum over the chart, ask, "How accurate is this pendulum?" Depending on the answer, you may need to balance your pendulum.

  4. Tip

    Decorate your pendulum charts by hand, if you are artistic, or with computer graphics. Use heavy construction paper and mount your charts on cardboard to keep them intact.

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Things You'll Need

  • Paper, any weight
  • Pencil, pen or markers
  • Protractor

About the Author

Alyson Paige

Alyson Paige has a master's degree in canon law and began writing professionally in 1998. Her articles specialize in culture, business and home and garden, among many other topics.

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