A pendulum is both a measurer of time and of energy. Spiritually it represents the rhythm of life. It is for this reason that a weighted object can be used in divination.
Psychological / emotional perspective: A pendulum in dreams may be a symbol of indecision, swinging from one course of action to another. It may also suggest the oscillation between two states of emotion.
Material aspects: In the dream image of an old-fashioned clock, a pendulum can signify outdated ideas. It can also suggest that a period of time must pass before a plan is allowed to come to fruition. On its own a pendulum signifies a swing between two polarities; if it comes to rest in our dream we have resolved a dilemma.
The ups and downs of life. Fixing on the point “above,” which means Heaven. In that sense the pendulum is a symbol of faith and eternal law.
Folklore: A big journey.
A sudden message will cause you to take a long journey.
1. Extreme confusion, especially in life choices.
2. Extremes of thought, ambivalence—usually regarding a situation, frequently in a relationship.
3. Routine, rhythm, the pulse of life, a heartbeat.
Dreams of a pendulum represent that you are seeing things in black and white, good and bad, and right and wrong. Your dream may be showing you that it is ok to go to extremes before you find your balance, but that ultimately, the middle road is the road of wisdom.
If you dream of using the pendulum to communicate with a spirit guide, then this is about your desire for higher direction.
To sec a pendulum swinging in a dream is a sign that you will meet a friend whom you have not seen in many years.