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.

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 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.

Queen of Pentacles: Mae West


Come on up and see her some time.
The Queen of Pentacles is the goddess of everything earthy: sex and food and plants and animals and material possessions--she embodies the joy of daily life on our material planet. Laughter, sex, eating--it's all the same to her. She is fertility and abundance.



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.

Princess of Pentacles: Kim Novack


What is she really thinking?
The Princess of Pentacles is an earth occultist, an expert on the mysteries of the earth. She may be a witch or a sorceress. Or she may simply be a very mysterious person who always seems to know things. Her serenity hides an impenetrable depth, hidden worlds of ancient knowledge only the chosen can touch.



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 #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 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.

Card #1: The Magician--Robin Williams


Robin Williams and Patch Adams, 1997
The Hero's Journey is a life cycle from Fool to Magician. It is Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz; it is Luke Skywalker, going from farmboy to Jedi Knight. The Magician is wise, complete, superb. . Everyone starts out a Fool, but not everyone manages to become a Magician. Once you do become a magician, you start the journey all over again, this time at a higher level.



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 Pentacles: Avarice--Montgomery Burns


Mr. Burns gloats over a new acquisition.
Some people are not satisfied with having everything they want. They want everything everyone else wants, too. It's hard to be friends with such a person, because you can't trust them not to want your stuff.



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.

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 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.

8 of Swords: Disillusion--Humphrey Bogart


Charlie's been burnt one too many times.
The Eight of Swords represents Disillusion. This is the card of the cynic, the person who's seen it all and doesn't trust any of it. Remember: disillusionment can itself be an illusion. Just because you're a cynic doesn't mean you're right.



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

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.



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