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.

Card #9: The Hermit--Greta Garbo

Queen Christina reflects on being alone.
The Hermit knows that every individual needs solitude from time to time in order to reflect on the various mysteries of life. The Hermit realizes that the noise of other lives can distract from hearing one's own song.

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 #10: Wheel of Fortune--Kevin Bacon

Making connections.
There is a pattern to creation. Everything's connected. There are reasons for what happens. That's the good part. The bad part is, we seldom have enough clues to see the big picture.

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.

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 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.

Card #5: The Hierophant--Noriyuki 'Pat' Morita

Mr. Miyagi teaches his student.
The Hierophant is the Teacher, the Guru, the possessor of mystical knowledge that you will be darned lucky to be deemed worthy enough to receive. Blessed is the student who finds such a Master to learn from. If you want to learn the Hierophant's lessons, you'll have to listen well and work hard.

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.

Prince of Pentacles: Raymond Burr

Putting the clues together.
The Prince of Pentacles is the mystery solver. Curious and rational, he will analyze the facts in any situation to figure out what's really going on. Don't try to hide the facts from him. It will only whet his curiosity and make him dig harder.

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.

Queen of Pentacles: Mae West

Come on up and see her some time.
The Queen of Pentacles is the goddess of everything earthy: sex and food and plants and animals and material possessions--she embodies the joy of daily life on our material planet. Laughter, sex, eating--it's all the same to her. She is fertility and abundance.

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.

Card #4: The Emperor--Patrick Stewart

Captain Picard tells someone what to do.
The Emperor is the force of authority, the essence of paternalism. He molds events through the strength of his awesome will. He knows what he needs to do, and he knows what everyone else needs to do too.

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

9 of Swords: Cruelty--John Malkovich

John makes Nicole cry.
The Nine of Swords recognizes that some folks are just mean. Cruel. Nasty. These folks are generally viewed as bad guys. They usually lose. They have acquaintances and sycophants, but not a lot of friends. They are not positive role models.

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 #11: Justice--Gillian Anderson as Agent Dana Scully

Agent Scully picks a bone to discern its truth.
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.

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