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.

7 of Wands: Challenge--Daniel Day-Lewis


Hawkeye accepts the Mohawk challenge.
The Seven of Wands is the recognition that at some time or other we will be challenged, and in that moment of challenge we are tested. Do we rise to the challenge, or do we run away? Is this a worthy fight? Sometimes the true challenge is having the wisdom to not accept the illusion challenge.



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 #4: The Emperor--Patrick Stewart


Captain Picard tells someone what to do.
The Emperor is the force of authority, the essence of paternalism. He molds events through the strength of his awesome will. He knows what he needs to do, and he knows what everyone else needs to do too.



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.

6 of Wands: Glory--Elvis Presley


Embracing his glory.
Ah, Glory. Wanted by so many, achieved by so few. Hollywood Tarot cliche #738: "Fame carries a high price."



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.

5 of Wands: Impasse--Elaine Miles as Marilyn Whirlwind


You'll never get her to change her mind.
Sometimes you meet an immovable force. When you encounter such a person or situation, the most efficient use of your time is to figure some other way to reach your goal, because this path is closed to you.



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 Pentacles: The Apprentice--Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker


Luke listens to Master Yoda.
The Apprentice will experience many teachers before achieving Mastery. This is necessary, because you can't have true understanding of your field unless you've seen it through a variety of eyes. Learn as much as you can from your masters, and cherish those teachings



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.

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 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.

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 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 Cups: Depression--Judy Garland


Judy ponders her life.
The Four of Cups reflects the fact that creativity, genius and madness are often only different profiles of the same gift. It can be as difficult to control one's own spirals into depression as it is to control one's own bursts of creative genius.



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 Wands: Bruce Lee


His mind and body are one.
The Prince of Wands combines mysticism with power. He is keenly aware of all of his bodies, not just the physical one; he uses them as tools. He is self-assured to the point of cockiness.



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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