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.

2 of Wands: Alliance--Lucille Ball and Vivien Vance


Lucy and Ethel plan a new scheme.
This is the card of "two heads are better than one." The Two of Wands recognizes that some things are just better done with an ally: someone to watch your back or give you a hand or provide feedback for your ideas; someone to share the blame when you get in trouble, and the credit when things go right.



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.

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 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.

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.



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.

Card #18: The Moon--Ava Gardner


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



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.

Prince of Pentacles: Raymond Burr


Putting the clues together.
The Prince of Pentacles is the mystery solver. Curious and rational, he will analyze the facts in any situation to figure out what's really going on. Don't try to hide the facts from him. It will only whet his curiosity and make him dig harder.



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.

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 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.

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

Card #19: The Sun--Meg Ryan


Sunny Meg beams at the world.
The Sun is creative, sparkling bliss. Nothing can keep the sun down. Life is good and bright and anything is possible. Dance and sing and enjoy your wonderful life!



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!

5 of Cups: Regret--Hugh Grant


He feels really bad about it.
The Five of Cups represents the fact that sometimes we do stupid things that we really, really regret later. The message of this card is: Think before you act.



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