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.

4 of Wands: Success--Barbra Streisand


Successful at love.
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 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.

Prince of Wands: Bruce Lee


His mind and body are one.
The Prince of Wands combines mysticism with power. He is keenly aware of all of his bodies, not just the physical one; he uses them as tools. He is self-assured to the point of cockiness.



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.

Card #15: The Devil--James Earl Jones as Darth Vadar


Darth Vadar and his minions stepping over the trash.
This is the card of temptation. There's a lot of power on the Dark Side, plus life seems a lot easier and more amusing over there. Good guys seem to work so hard. This is also the card of ignorance, because, of course, the temptation is an illusion. Power and work coexist on both sides of the Force.



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.

6 of Wands: Glory--Elvis Presley


Embracing his glory.
Ah, Glory. Wanted by so many, achieved by so few. Hollywood Tarot cliche #738: "Fame carries a high price."



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.

Princess of Pentacles: Kim Novack


What is she really thinking?
The Princess of Pentacles is an earth occultist, an expert on the mysteries of the earth. She may be a witch or a sorceress. Or she may simply be a very mysterious person who always seems to know things. Her serenity hides an impenetrable depth, hidden worlds of ancient knowledge only the chosen can touch.



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.

5 of Cups: Regret--Hugh Grant


He feels really bad about it.
The Five of Cups represents the fact that sometimes we do stupid things that we really, really regret later. The message of this card is: Think before you act.



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.

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 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 #13: Death--Christopher Reeve


Christopher Reeve at work.
"On Memorial Day weekend, 1995, my world changed forever"-Christopher Reeve, in "Still Me". The Death card of the Tarot implies major transformative life change, the kind of experience that completely changes your world. The bigger the change, the more frightening, but also the larger the inherent lessons.



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

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 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!

3 of Swords: Sorrow--Billie Holiday


Lady sings the blues.
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.



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