WHAT IS DOWSING IN ASTROLOGY
Artwork from ancient China and Egypt seem to show people using forked tools in
what might have been dowsing activities. Dowsing may have been mentioned in the
Bible, although not by name, when Moses and Aaron used a "rod" to locate water.
Some theorize there is a psychic connection established between the dowser and the sought object. All things, living and inanimate, the theory suggests, possess an energy force. The dowser, by concentrating on the hidden object, is somehow able to tune in to the energy force or "vibration" of the object which, in turn, forces the dowsing rod or stick to move. The dowsing tool may act as a kind of amplifier or antenna for tuning into the energy. Dowsers who seem to have a track record for success, they contend, are either lucky or they have good instincts or trained knowledge for where water, minerals and the like can be found. For believer or skeptic, there's no definitive proof either way. Albert Einstein, however, was convinced of the authenticity of dowsing. He said, "I know very well that many scientists consider dowsing as they do astrology, as a type of ancient superstition.
The dowsing rod is a simple instrument which shows the reaction of the human nervous system to certain factors which are unknown to us at this time." Instructions on how to use dowsing rods In working with the metal rods, it is important to hold them correctly to enable you to pick up marginal changes. One or two rods may be used - for general dowsing, two rods is preferred. Taking the short end of the rod(s), rest it over your first three fingers, sit the pointed end of the rod on your little finger and use the thumb to stabilise the rod at the back. Curl your fingers around the rod and it should now point out with the long end (the right angle to the piece in your hand) pointing away from you.
This is the most effective way for holding a dowsing rod of this type. The thumb is actually unnecessary as the rod should balance just on the fingers, however the thumb gives a little stability so you do not drop it as easily. Make sure the thumb is just resting on the rod and not holding it, as any force here could prevent the rod from moving freely. Naturally the copper rods are too large to be held in this way.
Gently grasp them in a clenched fist. Holding and working with your metal divining rods In order to search for anything using a rod, you must clear your mind and then focus very clearly on what ever it is that you are looking for. It helps to say the name of the object over and over as well as visualising it in your mind.
For example if you were looking for water, you would get a picture in your head of clear, fresh water and then as you were searching for it, you would say over and over "Water, Water, Water". This helps to prevent other thoughts wandering in and it keeps the mind focused on what you are looking for. Rod divining involves a great deal of walking, as the rod will only spin when you are over what it is you are searching after guiding you to the site. Hence it can be a tiring method of divining. Still it is one of the most accurate methods of all. Particularly if you own the rod you are using.
It is as if you develop a communion with the rod. In working with the rod you are attuning to its energies and it becomes at one with you. This is not a rational nor logical idea to grasp, yet in working with divining, the rational takes largely a back seat to the intuitive mind and/or the unseen. Once you get a clear picture of what you are looking for walk slowly and gently in the direction the rods are pointing, this is the direction to what you are looking for.
Walk slowly and deliberately and allow the rods to move freely. As you walk the rods will move and point to another direction, carefully turn your body and follow in this direction. Your rods are now guiding you to what you are looking for. When the reach the area of the desired object, the rods will cross over each other in front of your body, indicating they have found what you were searching for. When you first begin, it may be fun to look for easy things i.e., - take me to a particular animal or family member in the house.
Other good things to look for are: water (perhaps underground, perhaps your rod will take you to a vase or a tap), the front door, something beautiful, a plant, a flower, the garden gate etc. These may seem silly things to look for, however, as you do, you are strengthening your confidence and getting in more and more practice. It is not a good idea to look for important things first up, such as an important lost document or piece of jewellery for three reasons.
One is that it may not even be on the site any longer, secondly, there is too
much stress and importance around these objects to allow you to relax. Thirdly,
if you place too much importance on these objects, and cannot find them when you
are just beginning to practice, you may lose heart and give up altogether.
Dowsing for Questions You can ask your rods to cross in front of you to provide
a "No" answer and open up around you for a "Yes" answer. In this manner you can
ask many questions by gently walking with your rods, accessing your subconscious
and setting yourself free of ties that may bind you or hold you back from your