Pollack chooses six tools of divination for this card; clear ball, dice, shells, sticks, runes, plus the human mind. For the first five are pointless and useless without the human mind to reason out the signs and sigils life brings us every day.
I'm reminded by this card what amazing tools our minds truly are. Three dogs staring holes in my hide at 7 AM and ah-ha! Time to feed the animals. Is it divination or common sense? If I roll the chicken bones after dinner is it divination or nonsense? Divination is hard-wired into the human brain; some prefer to name it preplanning or forward thinking or intuition. By any name it seems magic, human capabilities never cease to astound me.
"The tired thirsty prospector threw himself down at the edge of the watering hole and started to drink. But then he looked around and saw skulls and bones everywhere. Uh-oh he thought...this watering hole is reserved for skeletons." ~ Jack Handey 1949-