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.

Ace of Wands: Power--Arnold Schwarzeneggar


Don't try to arm wrestle this guy.
The Ace of Wands represents Power. There are many kinds of power. Power is the ability to influence and/or intimidate. Some people embody power through their strength of personality, using their charisma or money or connections to get what they want. Other people are just really big.



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.

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 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.

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 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.

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 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.

10 of Wands: Oppression--Kevin Costner


Mr. Costner faces an unknown oppressor.
We all feel oppressed from time to time, and some of us actually are. The Ten of Wands represents the frustrations and challenges that are faced by victims of oppression.



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 #6: The Lovers--Roy Rogers and Dale Evans


The King and Queen of the Cowboys.
The Lovers of the Major Arcana are innocent and naive. Think Luke and Leia, not Han and Leia. This card means partnership, two halves joining to make a complete whole. Passion would only confuse things.



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 Swords: Cruelty--John Malkovich


John makes Nicole cry.
The Nine of Swords recognizes that some folks are just mean. Cruel. Nasty. These folks are generally viewed as bad guys. They usually lose. They have acquaintances and sycophants, but not a lot of friends. They are not positive role models.



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 #12: The Hanged Man--Clint Eastwood as the Man With No Name


The Stranger has put his hang-ups behind him.
You can't be resurrected unless you've first died. You can't understand pain unless you've first experienced it. This is the card of sacrifice that leads to a wiser life.



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 #7: The Charioteer--Charlton Heston


Maneuvering a corner.
The Charioteer is the embodiment of goals and action, being in charge of oneself and others, knowing where you're going and how to get there, riding ahead of the pack, getting stuff done. Ready, set, go!



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!

Princess of Cups: Vivien Leigh as Scarlett O'Hara


Scarlett flirts with her beaux.
The Princess of Cups is a femme fatale, using her charm and sexuality to manipulate men into giving her what she wants. You cannot trust what this person says because she does not speak out of truth. Her words and gestures are carefully chosen to accomplish her goals.



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