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.
||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 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 Princess of Swords is the Protector. A fierce nurturer, she is the mother who will kill to keep her children safe.|
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.
||The Moon symbolizes dark, rich, deep mystery. Sultry. Irresistible. Dangerous, unknowable--compelling. Think chocolate personified.|
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.
||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 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.
||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 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 Wands represents Success. Success entails many things. Having a lot of money, or the respect of your peers, or freedom to do what you want with your life, or awareness of being the best in your chosen field(s)--these are only parts of success. You are not successful if you are not also happy.|
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.
||Justice is not blind. She sees everything, objectively, analytically. She is not involved in determining "right" or "wrong"--she leaves that to the Judgment card. She is interested only in perceiving Truth.|
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.
||This is the card of "two heads are better than one." The Two of Wands recognizes that some things are just better done with an ally: someone to watch your back or give you a hand or provide feedback for your ideas; someone to share the blame when you get in trouble, and the credit when things go right.|
CARD 9 is the role you were born to play in the movie of this question, the archetype you should be modeling yourself on.
||The High Priestess exemplifies wisdom. She is also known as "The Papess", after Pope Joan; other traditions have known this archetype as Sophia, Goddess of Wisdom. Whatever her name, you can trust her counsel.|
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!
||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.|
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