Big Purchase Spread
On This Day
Cornelius Vanderbilt embodied the American dream. Quitting school at age eleven, he started a ferry business shuttling passengers between Manhattan and Staten Island. On his deathbed, he’d amassed a 100-million-dollar fortune in shipping and railroads.
Industrialist Cornelius Vanderbilt, one of the wealthiest men of American history, died on this day in 1877. Leaving most of his fortune to his son Henry, who doubled it, this patriarch is ancestor to Gloria Vanderbilt and Anderson Cooper. The Vanderbilts created luxurious residences, many of which are open today for public touring, and left a legacy of philanthropy including Vanderbilt University and the Medical School at Columbia University.
Summation of Spread
The Ace of Pentacles represents the revitalization of finance, new forms of income, and the manifestation of a goal. The fertile garden indicates that growth is essential. Money spent is returned twofold, and often it represents a financial windfall or inheritance.
Are you about to make a large purchase? The Big Purchase Spread uses captains of finance for inspiration when contemplating financial decisions. Summon a Vanderbilt with your cards and invest wisely.
Cast Your Cards
Is the item in question worth the money you are about to spend? Cast the cards to discover your answer.
1. Can I borrow it?
2. What will I do with it?
3. How often will I use it?
4. Do I really even want it?
5. Can I really afford it?