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.

10 of Pentacles: Protection--Marlon Brando as Don Corleone


He has an offer you can't refuse.
This is not the only Protection card in the Tarot; the Princess of Swords is also a card of protection. But the 10 of Pentacles reminds us that protection isn't always a good thing; it isn't always provided altruistically, and sometimes it comes with a very high price.



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.

5 of Pentacles: Hardship--Frances Farmer


Frances had a hard life.
Most of us experience moments of hardship in our lives. A few of us have lives that are mostly hardship. Don't confuse hardship moments with the hardship life. A rule of thumb: if you own the computer on which you are currently viewing this sentence, you probably do not have a hardship life-you just have the occasional bad day.



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.

Ace of Cups: Love--Elizabeth Taylor


She lives for love.
The Ace of Cups reminds us that being in love is wonderful, but sometimes it isn't enough.



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.

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 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.

King of Pentacles: Ving Rhames


Doing business over lunch by the pool.
The King of Pentacles is a sensualist, an utterly physical man. He is a good business man who does not enjoy business for its own sake, but rather for the things of the flesh that money can buy him. He is authoritarian, stable and reliable. Just don't get between him and his stuff.



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.

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 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.

Princess of Swords: Lucy Lawless as Xena, Warrior Princess


She takes care of her friends.
The Princess of Swords is the Protector. A fierce nurturer, she is the mother who will kill to keep her children safe.



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

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.



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