Everything You Need to Know About Dowsing Accessories

Posted by Green Minotaur on September 26th, 2023

Dowsing Rods

Dowsing involves searching for things like water, minerals or treasure. For centuries, people have used a variety of tools to search—forked rods from hazel, rowan or willow trees, Y-shaped metal rods and handheld pendulums. Check out the post right here to find out additional hints about Dowsing Accessories.

To use a Y-rod, grab both ends of the Y in your hands, holding them loosely. Then, slowly walk around searching. When the rods cross toward their tips, you are close to whatever it is you're seeking.


A pendulum is one of the most common dowsing tools that can help you connect with your intuition. It can be used to answer yes/no questions, find lost objects, locate hot or cold areas in the house – even help you get answers to questions that you might not have even known to ask!

When using a pendulum, it is important to be relaxed and in a clear state of mind. It is also a good idea to cleanse and charge the tool before you begin. It can be done by placing it on a windowsill in direct sunlight for a day or holding it while meditating.

Once you have defined directional swings (such as side-to-side, clockwise or counterclockwise, elliptical and bobbing movement up and down), you can ask your pendulum yes/no questions to receive an answer. It is a good idea to use a chart to determine which directional swings mean what, as some can have multiple meanings.


L-Rods are a popular choice for many dowsers because they are simple and easy to use. Simply hold the rods loosely in your hands with their shorter ends pointing forward. Ask a yes or no question and the rods will open apart for a positive answer or cross over each other for a negative response.

When you walk over an area of land while holding the rods in a search position, you will find that the rods indicate the proximity of the object you are seeking by the line they form – kind of like “X marks the spot.” This method of finding is called triangulation.

Many dowsers use the L-Rod to find water, treasure, food, energy, directions and information. Some even use them to locate objects that have been lost. The rods can also be used to counteract and neutralize EMF and Geopathic zones. Everyone is intuitively capable of sensing the subtle forces and energies of Earth’s vibration and subconscious thought – which can be easily interpreted by a pair of L-Rods.


The Y-rod is the traditional dowsing tool. Sometimes called a water divining rod, witching rods or forked stick, the Y-rod can help you find things like underground water veins and minerals. You hold the two ends of the Y-rod one in each hand, palms up and thumbs pointed outward. The single leg of the Y-rod is usually pointing away from you, at or slightly above your chest height.

When you ask a question of the Y-rod it may dip downwards (the yes response) or rise upwards (the no response). The direction the single leg points in indicates the direction in which you should walk to find the desired object or location.

Some people believe dowsing helps with clearing negative energy and communicating with ghosts. Others simply think it's fun and a little silly. It's important to remember that beginners will make mistakes - but don’t let this discourage you! It may just mean you're tired, ill or uncomfortable asking the question.

Forked Stick

Dowsing Rods

Dowsers (also called water witches or diviners) believe that they have a gift for locating underground water sources. They walk around with two rods that either cross each other or jerk downward when they come near an area of water. According to the American Society of Dowsers, dowsing has been practiced for 8,000 years. It's one of the world's oldest mystical arts, and it's still unclear exactly how it works.

People use a variety of tools for dowsing, including Y-rods, L-rods, pendulums and forked sticks made from peach or willow branches. They also use a map, and when they place their hands over a specific spot on the map, the pendulum or forked stick responds by bending toward the location. Using this method, they can find lost objects, such as keys or cell phones, missing persons and even ghosts. They can also locate groundwater by walking over the surface of a property with a forked stick or other tool.

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