Area 52 (2014)

Area 52 is a quirky self-empowerment tool from Jordan Hoggard, creator of the Tarot of the Mystereum. It's combines tarot and astrology into daily TarotScopes, designed to help the reader create and make the best of their year.

By Jordan Hoggard

PDF - 126 pages - Self Published



Review by Bonnie Cehovet

Many of us know Jordan Hoggard as the creator of “Tarot In the Land of Mystereum”. With unparalleled vision, and a wicked sense of humor, he gifted the Tarot world with a very edgy tool of self-empowerment. He has taken us many places with this deck … now he is taking us into Area 52! Oh … It isn’t this Area 52?

Ahem. “This” Area 52 is a daily resource, combining Tarot and astrology to help guide the Seeker through their day. My personal suggestion would be to keep a journal for the coming year, noting the wisdom in this book as it plays out in your life. And remember … we all have choices, we are the architect of our own life! (Yes, that was a nod to the architect in Jordan, and how he translates that into real life.) Our daily choices are the small steps that we take on manifesting our life purpose, and staying on our path.

In his Introduction, Jordan suggests that the Seeker pull out the cards for their day from their favorite deck as they read their daily TarotScopes … it gives a visual on the day ahead, to go with the written information. My own suggestion here is that you may also want to use a deck that you are just becoming familiar with, or a deck that you are perhaps “at odds” with. Or do it in comparative style, and use more than one deck. Jordan is sneaky … he also suggests that the Seeker may want to draw extra cards to expand those presented in the book each day.

“Monthly Court Card Couplings” are also discussed in the introduction. It is suggested that the Seeker combine them with the “Annual Earth Card”. Jordan gives the Seeker questions to ask about the “Monthly Court Cards”, and the theme that they present for the month. The Seeker is not just reading this material, nodding, and setting it aside. They are encouraged to put it to work in their life. The “Annual Earth Card” remains the same, while the “Monthly Court Cards” differ from month to month. (Note: Add the numbers of any given year together to determine the “Annual Earth Card”. For 2014, the “Annual Earth Card” is seven (2+1+4=7), which in the Tarot is the Chariot.) The Chariot will inform the Seeker throughout the year 2014, in combination with the astrological sign that the Moon is in. You have to love digital books … Jordan has provided a link to the moon sign schedule for each month! Jordan has provided a detailed graphic that shows how the “Annual Earth Card” and the “Monthly Court Cards” work together.

For each month, there is a link to the Moon sign schedule, the New Moon and Full Moon are indicated by day and time, there is a weekly theme, a weekly word wisdom, a pair of Tarot cards for each day, along with a few words of wisdom about each day.

For example: The “Monthly Court Card Coupling” for January is the King of Pentacles and the Page of Swords. The weekly theme for the first week is “Refresh your mood so that the happiness in your home supports your established directions.” The weekly word wisdom is “quench”. The Tarot card pair for the 1st of January is the Eight of Cups and the Eight of Cups. The wisdom for the day for the 1st of January is “Starting out the new year on the hump day plateau, restart your whole week with fresh new feelings of emotional resolve. This is a day where what you have in place IS what fills your cup. Keep your eyes open today for new things that fill up your motivation tanks. Make today feel like a really long day in all the right ways.”

There are three bonuses included at the end of this e-book: “The Chariot & Birth-Placing Identity With The Sevens” (this is a Birth Card article, with links at the end to the eight other Birth Card articles that Jordan has written), “Be Fluid Don’t Go With The Flow – Resistance Is Futile”, and “Tarot Warm-Up Technique: Interview With the Spampires”.

“Area 52” is a mind-expanding, fabulous tool for creating your year as you go. For making the best of the energy that is in your life, for understanding your life, and for living your BIG DREAM!

Bonnie Cehovet is Certified Tarot Grand Master, a professional Tarot reader with over ten years experience, a Reiki Master/Teacher and a writer. Bonnie has served in various capacities with the American Tarot Association, is co-founder of the World Tarot Network, and Vice President (as well as Director of Certification) for the American Board For Tarot Certification. She has had articles appear in the 2004 and 2005 Llewellyn Tarot Reader.





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