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.

King of Swords: Sylvester Stallone as Rambo


Rambo punishes the wrongdoers.
The King of Swords represents the consequences to behavior. Good behavior results in reward. Bad behavior results in punishment.



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.

Card #8: Strength--Sigourney Weaver as Lt. Ellen Ripley


Lt. Ripley saves a child from the Alien.
Strength is a combo of brawn and bravery. Steadfast, determined, strong of will, strong of character, strong of heart, strong of body. True strength exists in tandem with gentleness, and with love.



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.

9 of Wands: Mistrust--David Duchovny as Agent Fox Mulder


Mulder doesn't know whom to trust.
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.

4 of Swords: Seclusion--The Artist Formerly Known As Prince


Some things are best done alone.
The Four of Swords is the card of seclusion, because sometimes a person just has to be alone. Seclusion can take many forms. Sometimes it's physical seclusion; it may or may not be voluntary. Sometimes it's the emotional seclusion of the loner.



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.

6 of Pentacles: Charity--Paul Newman


Even on spaghetti sauce, he looks good.
The Six of Pentacles is the card of Charity, of being generous in sharing what you have with others. It requires an ability to accurately assess how much you really need, and a willingness to let go of the rest.



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.

Card #16: The Tower--Bruce Willis as the Crisis Guy


McClane faces trouble at the tower.
Life is full of crises. Some people seem to encounter them more than others. In fact, some people seem to live from crisis to crisis. The good news about crisis is: it's a chance to shake out all the problems and start out fresh. The bad news is: crisis kind of wears on a body. You might want to take a few days off afterwards.



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.

10 of Wands: Oppression--Kevin Costner


Mr. Costner faces an unknown oppressor.
We all feel oppressed from time to time, and some of us actually are. The Ten of Wands represents the frustrations and challenges that are faced by victims of oppression.



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.

4 of Pentacles: Avarice--Montgomery Burns


Mr. Burns gloats over a new acquisition.
Some people are not satisfied with having everything they want. They want everything everyone else wants, too. It's hard to be friends with such a person, because you can't trust them not to want your stuff.



CARD 9 is the role you were born to play in the movie of this question, the archetype you should be modeling yourself on.

Card #14: Temperance--Lou Gossett and Richard Gere in "An Officer And A Gentleman"


Tempers under control.
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."



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!

Card #20: Judgment--John Wayne


Making a judgment call.
Deciding who's right and who's wrong is a serious job. It's made much easier if you're able to see the world in very stark black and white. Shades of gray make judgment very difficult.



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