This question from Lesley was posed to me via my Facebook page: “Hello there my question is, My pendulum goes in a circle clockwise for yes and back and forth for no and still for not sure yet . but some times it will swing in a backwards clock circle when I ask it something . why is this ? I have asked a few people and they had no answers so I found you today on line and was drawn to you. thank you for any help you may have .”
This is an excellent question, and one I get fairly often, so here goes:
Some people (and sometimes only for a short while) have more than 3 signs.
I know, I know that sounds weird, but it’s true. And it’s not all that common. The strangest case I’ve personally seen was a woman who was one of my private coaching clients. She had a sign for yes, no, need more info, none of your business, rephrase the question, and ask at a later time. Sounds like a Magic 8-ball, right? I don’t know how she could even keep track of all those different signs.
How can you find out what “extra” signs mean?
I’ll tell you in a minute, but before you do that, I recommend that you recalibrate, to make sure your signs haven’t changed. When I first learned to use a pendulum, I had wacky signs (wackier than Lesley’s, which are only slightly nonstandard). But they completely changed — TWICE — and then they changed again, to the universal signs (side to side for no, front to back for yes, diagonal for need more info. But I almost never get “need more info” because after so many years of using a pendulum, I’m a pro at phrasing the question 😉 ).
So first — calibrate (Ask: please show me a clear sign for yes. Please show me a clear sign for no. Please show me a clear sign for need more info.)
If nothing has changed in the calibration, then ask: “Do I have an additional sign?” and if you get “yes” then ask: “Please show me my other sign.”
Then you can use the multiple choice technique to ask: What does this sign mean? Is it “rephrase the question,” “not optimal to know this,” “ask again later,” or something else?
Hope that helps, Lesley! If you have more questions, just ask.