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.

3 of Pentacles: Work--Oprah Winfrey


Combining your work gives you time for more work.
"If the work which any man has built on the foundation survives, he will receive a reward."-1 Corinthians 3:14



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.

9 of Pentacles: Accomplishment--David Bowie


Bowie is in the green.
This is the card of achieving your goals, particularly goals related to money, since the Hollywood Tarot way of measuring Accomplishment is: How much money did you make?



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 Swords: Defeat--Pre-Vietnam-era Movie Indians


You don't even have to see the movie to know who's going to lose.
The concept of "defeat" is sometimes valid, sometimes an illusion, sometimes a lie, and sometimes simply propaganda by those who claim themselves as the "winners".



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 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 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 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.



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.

King of Swords: Sylvester Stallone as Rambo


Rambo punishes the wrongdoers.
The King of Swords represents the consequences to behavior. Good behavior results in reward. Bad behavior results in punishment.



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.

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 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 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 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!

Queen of Swords: Katharine Hepburn


Don't even think about lying to her.
The Queen of Swords is the destroyer of illusion. The embodiment of integrity and honesty, she compels you to face the truth, even when it's not pretty, even when it's not kind.



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