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.

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



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 #18: The Moon--Ava Gardner


Howl.
The Moon symbolizes dark, rich, deep mystery. Sultry. Irresistible. Dangerous, unknowable--compelling. Think chocolate personified.



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 Cups: Leonard Nimoy as Mr. Spock


When he loses control of his emotions, get out of his way.
The King of Cups embodies the struggle of reason and control over emotion, the desire to keep passions under leash. If he loses control of his emotions, watch out!



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.

7 of Cups: Dream--Fabio


Tarzan, with wind in his hair.
Some fantasies are best left to our dreams. Real life can be so sordid: washing socks, and scrubbing bathrooms, and paying bills. In our dreams, Elle MacPherson has no cellulite and Fabio never has a bad hair day. It's better that way.



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.

8 of Cups: Loss--Clara Bow


Clara mourns the loss of her career.
The Eight of Cups represents loss-- unexpected, out of our control, impossible to prepare for.



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.

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 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.

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 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.

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

Ace of Pentacles: Reward--Harrison Ford


This one was too easy.
The Ace of Pentacles represents the material Reward that we receive for hard work, the princess, grail, truth or riches we expect to receive when we complete our quest. In the end, the material reward is secondary to the value of the quest itself.



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!

Queen of Swords: Katharine Hepburn


Don't even think about lying to her.
The Queen of Swords is the destroyer of illusion. The embodiment of integrity and honesty, she compels you to face the truth, even when it's not pretty, even when it's not kind.



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