This brass pendulum can be used with or without a divination board. For use without the divination board, establish what a yes, a no, and a maybe look like. This may be different from person to person, or even from pendulum to pendulum. Hold the pendulum by the end of the chain, allowing the “bob” to hang heavy. You can keep your arm steady by resting your elbow on a flat surface. Ask the pendulum to show you a no, a yes, and a maybe.