Tarot Tuesday Subject of the Week: Terminator Salvation
Those who haven’t been holding their breath must not know that the fourth installment of the Terminator series will be released this week. Here are the trailers:
This Tarot Tuesday reads the cards for the summer blockbuster Terminator:Salvation.
Here are the cards in a standard past-present-future layout.
- Eight of Wands
- Two of Swords
- Ace of Wands (Inverted)
Analyzing the Spread
Eight of Wands implies positive results through the use of speed or efficiency. Here, the Eight of Wands occurs in the past position.
The present position contains the Two of Swords, implying a decision.
Inverted Ace of Wands means failure big-time. The Inverted Ace of Wands occurs in the future position.
I’m not sure if the “past” here is pertaining to the movie franchise or specifically to the fourth installment. Since the subject of the question is only the one movie, I’ll run with that. Not a lot of intuition here, it seems the movie was successfully completed in a fast and efficient manner. (Although the movie was bumped out one week from the initially-listed release date, possibly so as not to compete with the release of “Demons and Angels”)
The Two of Swords points out a decision to be made. This could be the decision of the audience to see the movie or not, or a decision that the producers of the movie made. In other words, “reply hazy, ask again later.”
The inverted Ace of Wands spells trouble in the future position. Tough to say whether this means the movie will suck (technical failure) or if it simply won’t make enough money to break even (financial failure). It’s difficult for a movie to NOT break even now-a-days. Even those that flop at the box office still clean up in pay-per-view and DVD rental/sales.
The overall feeling I get is that the movie will be good, but won’t do well at the box office, or at least it won’t do as well as expected. Perhaps people are being more frugal and actually *considering* seeing the movie, and it’s success will depend on the reviews which will sway their decisions.
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