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 #17: The Star--Marilyn Monroe


Marilyn lights up the pool.
The Star is always above us, bigger and brighter than we can possibly imagine. It is our highest self, always unreachable yet always there. The Star is our ultimate potential, all that we can be, breathtaking, wondrous, illuminating.



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 Cups: Leonardo DiCaprio


He yearns for love.
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 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.

2 of Swords: Balance--Julie Andrews as Victor/Victoria


She as he.
The dualistic universe requires balance. Every action has an equal and opposite reaction. Light and dark. Good and evil. Yin and yang. Male and female.



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.

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 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.

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 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 #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 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.

3 of Wands: Fate--Lana Turner


Born to be bad.
The Three of Wands is the card of Fate. Now, you may or may not believe in fate; certainly a strong argument can be made that each of us as an individual is the master of our own destiny. Think of your life as an orchestra. Do you know the conductor?



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.

7 of Swords: Opposition--Dennis Hopper


The enemy has his eye on you.
Troubles, problems, opposition, enemies. The Seven of Swords represents those issues and people who will work to keep you from accomplishing your goals. The good thing about opposition is: having to work for success makes it all the more sweet.



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

8 of Wands: Fall--Paul Reubens as Pee Wee Herman


I know you are, but what am I?
The Eight of Wands represents Fall. Falls are best viewed as learning experiences, because it's only if you can gain strength from them that you can rise again.



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 Pentacles: Work--Oprah Winfrey


Combining your work gives you time for more work.
"If the work which any man has built on the foundation survives, he will receive a reward."-1 Corinthians 3:14



Hollywood Tarot Home | Hollywood Tarot: Ask Your Question | Who's On What Card | Lady Esmene and Madame Esmeralda Read The Cards | Links | FAQ | Make Your Own Deck | Buffalo Mel's Wild Web Show