Should I Start This Project Spread

365 Tarot Spreads: Revealing the Magic in Each Day - Sasha Graham 2014

Should I Start This Project Spread

On This Day

Winchester’s fascination with the number 13 reflects everywhere in the house. Bathroom number 13 has 13 windows, the kitchen sink has 13 drain holes, and she even modified a 12-light gas chandelier to hold 13 lights.

Sarah Winchester, owner of the famed Winchester House and heiress to the Winchester gun fortune, died on this day in 1922. The Winchester house, a project she undertook after a medium told her to do so, was under construction 24 hours a day for 38 years. The Victorian house, located in California, is renowned for its rambling size, rooms, and lack of a master building plan.

Summation of Spread

The Four of Pentacles shows a man clinging to his money while a city is built up behind him. He clings to objects as if this will save him from the inevitable fate of death. Yet no one—not even Sarah Winchester, with her massive amounts of money and never-ending house construction and decoration—can escape the fate awaiting us all.

Are you debating the beginning of a major project? Projects can look appealing at the onset, then diminish in fun and usefulness. This spread examines whether or not to embark upon a new project.

Cast Your Cards

Cast your cards in an upward line.

1. Is this project worth doing?

2. Will the results yield a lasting benefit?

3. Does the process or result justify the time spent?

4. Does the process or result justify the money spent?

5. What is at the core of what I want to accomplish?

6. Will I enjoy the process?

7. What is the result of my effort?