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.
||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 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.
||Ah, Glory. Wanted by so many, achieved by so few. Hollywood Tarot cliche #738: "Fame carries a high price."|
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 Two of Cups represents that elevation of the senses which is Romance, that flirtatious anticipation, enjoying the thrill of the now while looking forward to the unknown blissful moments to come. It is the splendid joy of your connection with each other, on all levels.|
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.
||This is the card of achieving your goals, particularly goals related to money, since the Hollywood Tarot way of measuring Accomplishment is: How much money did you make?|
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 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.
||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 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 Prince of Cups is the gallant and tortured romantic lover. A kind, loving humanitarian, overly emotional, this person can soar at the height of love's ecstasies in joy at a tender kiss, or fall into an abyss of heartache from one of love's cruel misunderstandings.|
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.
||The Princess of Cups is a femme fatale, using her charm and sexuality to manipulate men into giving her what she wants. You cannot trust what this person says because she does not speak out of truth. Her words and gestures are carefully chosen to accomplish her goals.|
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 Nine of Cups is about Happiness. Now, this is not a good Hollywood Tarot archetype, because Hollywood is a darned cynical place. If you get this card: GOOD FOR YOU!|
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 concept of "defeat" is sometimes valid, sometimes an illusion, sometimes a lie, and sometimes simply propaganda by those who claim themselves as the "winners".|
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