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.

Princess of Wands: Madonna


She wants it now.
The Princess of Wands is pure ravening sexuality. This is the card of someone who will do it with anyone at any time, and still want more. This is the card of vampires. She is in charge. Sex is her source of power.



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.

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.



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.

10 of Cups: Salvation--Jeffrey Hunter


Jeffrey as Jesus Christ.
Sometimes you're the saved, sometimes you're the savior (or "saver"). The wise person has the ability to recognize when it's appropriate to be one, and when it's appropriate to be the other, and when you have the blessed opportunity to be both at once.



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.

8 of Swords: Disillusion--Humphrey Bogart


Charlie's been burnt one too many times.
The Eight of Swords represents Disillusion. This is the card of the cynic, the person who's seen it all and doesn't trust any of it. Remember: disillusionment can itself be an illusion. Just because you're a cynic doesn't mean you're right.



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.

4 of Cups: Depression--Judy Garland


Judy ponders her life.
The Four of Cups reflects the fact that creativity, genius and madness are often only different profiles of the same gift. It can be as difficult to control one's own spirals into depression as it is to control one's own bursts of creative genius.



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 #21: The World--The Audience


Who's watching whom?
"All the world's a stage, and the men and women merely players."-(Bacon's garbled Shakespeare). We are each of us both actor and audience. Star or heckler: which is your primary role?



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.

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 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.

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

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 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 Cups: Grace--Dolly Parton


Dolly comforts a dove.
The Three of Cups represents Grace, that extraordinary blessing by God that we receive and that we then pass on to others. It is gentle, and kind, and overwhelming in its majesty, resulting in the profoundest of gratitude. Note: don't confuse "full of grace" with "graceful". These are two completely different concepts.



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