In the previous post, I covered some basics on how to go about choosing a pendulum to buy. In this post, we'll talk about what to do next once that pretty little rock on a string is finally in your hands.
Cleansing a pendulum
This is not about hygiene! :) This is about energetic hygiene. You don't always know in whose hands your new pendulum has been before it got to you. Crystals and other materials are able to absorb energy, positive and negative, from people and places. They can also be programmed by others in a way that won't work for your purposes. Your pendulum is to be your trusted dowsing tool, so you want to make sure it's clear of any energetic influences before you start working with it.
Here are a few options for cleansing a pendulum of negative energy (these also apply to any crystal).