Erinn, never forget that someone might be trans; no pendulum reading for my gender has ever worked when it only included the gender binary as options.
Also, I've found that the materials used do have an effect on your pendulum's accuracy, regardless of your associations with those materials. My first pendulum was a charm with a poorly constructed rune on it, dangling from a cord. It's accuracy has never been above 20%. In a biology class I took a few years ago, we made necklaces containing our DNA; that one is 100%, but only when answering questions about my body and well-being. Another one I have is a cartouche depicting Anubis, and its terrible when I'm not asking for help with judging my decisions.
The possibility actually crossed my mind but given my other "successes" or lack thereof I figured it was more likely my disability to work with the pendulum lol..but certainly something to remember if I do attempt it seriously again.
The one I made has jade, as the main piece. I don't know if that has any bearing on the function of the pendulum, it just seemed like a nice idea, to have that particular piece as part of my first pendulum.
I really like the idea of using DNA somehow for pendulum used for personal and body related questions. That would be something worth trying, I'm sure.
Is there a particular area/ purpose that the Anubis pendulum functions well with?