Divination (from Latin divinare "to foresee, to be inspired by a god",related to divinus, divine) is the attempt to gain insight into a question or situation by way of an occultic, standardized process or ritual. Used in various forms throughout history, diviners ascertain their interpretations of how a querent should proceed by reading signs, events, or omens, or through alleged contact with a supernatural agency. Or, to put more succinctly; Divination is the practice of consulting some form of an oracle for messages, answers, or predictions of the future. Popular methods for divination include the tarot, I Ching, scrying, and runes.
Most Wiccans use some form of divination before a spell to determine if it will have the desired outcome. Some also do a morning divination to see how the day will go, or if there is a particular message to focus on for the day.