For the full Hollywood Tarot experience, pretend the cards below are lying in front of you sort of like this,
and that some Princess of Pentacles person is there with you, interpreting the meanings (which she really is, at some archetypal level).
For a more complete explanation of the cards (like, what the heck does this actor have to do with this card anyway?), see Who's On What Card.
NOTE: Major Arcana cards (the first 22 cards of the deck) do not belong to suits like Swords or Wands; they are simply called "Card 0", "Card 1", etc. They're the cards with the blue moon-and-stars frames. Don't be confused if you get, say, "Card 3" on the layout space called "Card 1". This just means that the third card of the deck is in the first card position.
Enjoy the Movie!
Cards 1 and 2 are the starting point. Think of them as the corner of Hollywood and Vine. CARD 1, Hollywood Boulevard, is the summarized plot of your question, the cards' edited version of the question you are asking.
||Sometimes change is real, but usually it's an illusion. This is the card of "the more things change, the more they stay the same."|
CARD 2, Vine Avenue, crosses Hollywood Boulevard. This card either complicates or compliments the question, kind of like a movie backer who insists on coming down to the studio to see what's going on.
||The Apprentice will experience many teachers before achieving Mastery. This is necessary, because you can't have true understanding of your field unless you've seen it through a variety of eyes. Learn as much as you can from your masters, and cherish those teachings|
CARD 3 is the Script you're supposed to be learning in this question. Is it hard to learn? Is it stupid? Is it worthy of you? This card is the challenge you face in this situation.
||We live in a difficult, paranoid and untrusting time. Your own reality is ultimately the only gauge you have to determine if the paranoia and mistrust you or others are feeling are valid perceptions.|
CARD 4 is the Producer, working behind the scenes. This is the card of the larger picture, the vision of what the movie of your question would tell the audience, assuming there was enough money to make the film and you were a good enough actor to do the part. Some would describe this card as God's purpose in this situation.
||The Three of Swords represents the sorrow that is part of life, whether it's a mild case of the blues or a great abyss of mourning. Remember: even the depths of sorrow can be the source of great beauty.|
CARD 5 is Podunk, Minnesota--or wherever you came from before you made it to the corner of Hollywood and Vine. This is all the strengths and skills you are bringing to the part, all those hours of high school musicals and dinner theater that have made you the performer you are today. This is the card of your past.
||The Prince of Swords is the god of war. He is not the strategist, the general, the officer in charge--he's the guy out on the battlefield, hacking away; he's the useful but expendable knight in someone else's chess game.|
CARD 6 is the completed movie of your question, assuming there are no last minute script changes or drug overdoses among the cast. If you don't do anything different, this is what the final screening will look like. This is the card of the predictable future.
||The Four of Cups reflects the fact that creativity, genius and madness are often only different profiles of the same gift. It can be as difficult to control one's own spirals into depression as it is to control one's own bursts of creative genius.|
CARD 7 is that secret script you wrote, that you have hidden in the bottom drawer of your dresser--it's the real question that you should have asked, the opportunity you should have pursued in this reading instead of doing yet another remake of Rocky Meets Lethal Weapon.
||The Ace of Wands represents Power. There are many kinds of power. Power is the ability to influence and/or intimidate. Some people embody power through their strength of personality, using their charisma or money or connections to get what they want. Other people are just really big.|
CARD 8 is the role people want you to play or want you to relate to in this movie--these are the unseen forces, the archetypes that are acting in this situation that you may not be entirely aware of.
||You can't be resurrected unless you've first died. You can't understand pain unless you've first experienced it. This is the card of sacrifice that leads to a wiser life.|
CARD 9 is the role you were born to play in the movie of this question, the archetype you should be modeling yourself on.
||"If the work which any man has built on the foundation survives, he will receive a reward."-1 Corinthians 3:14|
CARD 10 is the Academy Award ceremony: this is the best and brightest possible outcome for this project. It may be a sad card--but remember that even tear jerkers can have big value at the box office. Give us a big smile for the cameras!
||Temperance is a ritualized series of trials and tests that make you a stronger person, like tempering a metal weapon in fire to make it strong and hard. It is "that which does not kill you will only make you stronger."|
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