Have you visited Area 52 yet?
I was lucky enough to get a sneak peek at this…
And my first impression was… this is good… this is very good… I’ve never seen anything quite like it before…
So… my initial quote was “Take Hoggard’s expansive mind, add his wealth of experiences, toss in some planetary influences and what do you get? Area 52 … A thought provoking and intriguing new approach to using tarot as a daily scene setter. The perfect blend of solid down to earth advice and witty cosmic ways to rock your days.”
Then I sat back and eagerly waited for the whole book to arrive… In due time it did and now I’ve had plenty of time to delve further and have spent the last week working with the daily advice that is given.
So… basically, there’s a short tarot reading for each day which consists of:
- The Earth Year Card – which is VII The Chariot
- 2 monthly moon Court Cards
- 2 daily cards
Which are combined to give an overview for the day.
So… for example, today’s reading…
Monthly Moon Court Cards for January
Daily cards for January 8
Which have been read together by Mr Hoggard to give you the following advice:
Wed Jan 8. Page of Cups ~ Queen of Wands.
It’s a great day to roll out a playful new development in a way to show how it can provide very masterful results. There are some mirrors in play today that you might want to notice though play through rather than address. Stick to your guns and don’t address every gig that tries to grab your attention away from your focus. If there were ever a day to outline technical specifications while playing in a sandbox, this is it. You might want to go mobile for a portion of the day so your office or studio provides a fresh change of pace when you return.
Now… I’m a self-confessed Mystereum junky 😀 but that’s not why I love Area 52 so much…
Why do I love Area 52?
- No Tarot skills required! Don’t know your Tarot? No worries! Read them like you would your daily horoscopes in the newspaper…
- Hoggard’s style is dynamic and upbeat, there’s a great blend of wit and wisdom.
- Oh… you have Tarot skills? Cool… there’s loads of opportunities for you to add your own twist and play it your way… (and no… you don’t have to use Mystereum… any deck of choice will do… or even runes or crystals… what ever floats your boat…)
- It’s great to use as a journal (especially if you’re like me and a bit lazy! :D) It’s been more than interesting, to read at the end of the day, look back over the day’s events and note down anything that has resonated with the card pairing for the day.
- I’m not much of an Astro thinker… However… for those who are, cleverly included are links to Moon sign schedules, where you can find further helpful tips.
- Six reasons??? Don’t you think I talk too much? Here… follow the links and go investigate for yourself…
or you can visit Jordan Hoggard
5 thoughts on “Check Out the View… with Area 52”
Thanks for the wonderful and expressive and clear review of what Area 52 is and does!… and what Area 52 will do for everyone’s 2014!
I could have written much much more… but hey! as already noted… I’m a touch on the lazy side 😉 You’re welcome Mr H 🙂
I love it because it works on so many levels… there’s something there for those with little or no tarot knowledge, right the way through to experts , and I think you may even manage to teach a few old dogs some new tricks!
I hope Area 52 reaches the wide audience it deserves.