This chart is available in two versions - “Four Elements” and “Five Elements”. This version, “Five Elements”, shows the four physical elements, plus a “fifth” element, referred to as “Ether”, “Aether”, “Spirit”, “Quintessence”, or “Akasha”. Click here if you prefer the elements chart that does not include the fifth element.
Before beginning, clear your mind of expectations and predictions. Decide how you want to phrase your inquiry. Phrase your question so that it can be answered by one or more of the elements on the chart. Once you have decided on the wording, you may find it helpful to write it down before proceeding. Be specific in the phrasing of your question. Here’s an example: “Which element has the greatest overall influence throughout my life?” or “Show me which element is out of balance in this room?” Avoid asking vague questions that lack specific criteria, such as “Which element is the best?”
Position yourself, the chart, and your pendulum. Ideally, you want to sit up straight and if possible, put both feet flat on the floor. Place the chart face up so that the half circle divided into four wedges is in front of you, on a flat surface and with the arrow pointing away from your body. Grasp the top bead or fob of your pendulum between your thumb and forefinger and arch your wrist slightly. Hold pendulum directly over the “hinge point” of the chart (the spot indicated by the arrow) at about 1/2 inch above the chart’s surface. Steady your elbow (but not your hand) on the table and let the pendulum dangle directly above the chart’s hinge point.
Imagine the chart is a pizza (half of it gone) and your pendulum is a wheel-style pizza cutter, which you’ve positioned at the hinge-point. While focusing on your question, hold your pendulum in position and let swing freely as it looks into the matter. When it makes a selection, the pendulum will repeatedly slice the same wedge by swinging back and forth from the hinge point toward the outer edge of the circle. If the question is such that more one element is valid, wait to see if there’s more. If there is, the pendulum will swing through additional wedges, taking a moment to readjust in between each.
Refer to the table of Elements to interpret your reading results.
Note: If the pendulum swings in a clockwise circle, instead of in a slicing motion, this means that all elements on the chart are potentially valid. If the pendulum swings in a counter-clockwise circle, it is saying that none of the elements answer the question or that now is not the time to ask. Try again later.