Hi. The pendulums are as accurate as the person using them. Sometimes you can influence them, whether subconscious or not. Other times maybe it is best that you don't know the answer or even if you know the wrong answer - which might lead you in the right direction. Sometimes when the pendulum is wrong, it really isn't the pendulum...it's you. Or at least that is what my guides say and they are the ones controlling the pendulum. Because I am impatient I usually get the pendulum swinging which can lead to bad readings. I, and my guides, suggest that you keep your elbow on a steady surface, like a table, and allow the pendulum to start swinging be itself until it picks up speed. That is when you get the accurate readings. Oh, and one more thing, it is best if you take yourself out of the equation, if you care a lot about the question or really want something even though you are torn you will influence it. Try to accept the answer the pendulum gives you by not caring about the outcome, that way you won't fight the answer and accidentally or even intentionally swing it the way you want it. Although, if you know that you are influencing it, it is a good way to realize your own underlying emotions and work through them. Good luck!