Our mission is to create tools that support social transformation through the layers of self-awareness, harmonious community, and global abundance.
The Personal Astrological Almanac is our first offering towards this aim, and we welcome your feedback and suggestions.
Honeycomb Collective is founded and operated by Madeline DeCotes and Colin Hawkett, with assistance and customer support by Amy Marie Truax. The three of us met while studying at Portland School of Astrology in Portland, OR, USA, in 2017–2019. Madeline, with a background in graphic and information design, and Colin, with a background in technology infrastructure and software engineering, wanted to collaborate and innovate something for the astrological community.
The idea for the personal almanac occurred one day in October 2018, when Colin observed Madeline manually transcribing all her personal astrological transits for the month into her journal.
"We should automate this," he said. And together they embarked on a journey of development, prototyping, and finding print-on-demand suppliers.
Version 1.0 of the personal almanac was released in May 2019 at NORWAC in Seattle, WA, USA. Version 2.0 was released the following year at the virtual NORWAC event.
Over time, we plan to continue improving and expanding our offerings, and we appreciate you for joining us in this journey.
Madeline (Aries Sun, Leo Moon, Capricorn Rising) is an astrologer, visual designer, and illustrator with a passion for helping others find mental and emotional clarity. Madeline is primarily a self-taught astrologer and has also earned a two-year certificate in Astro-Fluency from Portland School of Astrology and presently studies Chris Brennan’s Hellenistic Astrology Course. They currently reside in Australia on Wurundjeri land with their partner, Colin, and their cat, Lucy (Leo Sun, Gemini Moon).
Colin (Pisces Sun & Rising, Cancer Moon) has been independently studying astrology since the late '90s and writing astrology software as a hobbyist for many years. He formally studied with Christine Rothwell in Melbourne in 2012 and with the Portland School of Astrology in 2017–2019.
Colin sees astrology as a fractal framework for mapping and understanding the self, community, and the broader social structures that make up the fabric of our global existence. Much of his time with astrology has been spent considering how its various elements might be tested for accuracy.
Amy Marie (Scorpio Sun, Aries Moon, Virgo Rising) is our customer support and order processing extraordinaire. She is a second-year graduate of Portland School of Astrology, has a private practice, and has given hundreds of astrology readings while working with Sanctuary. Her background is in community organizing and anti-racist activism, and she believes that astrology can be a tool for collective liberation, personal healing, and radical re-imaginings of our world. She resides in Portland, Oregon, on the unceded lands of the Chinookan peoples. Follow her on Instagram at @liberationastrology.
Ophilia Mandara (Taurus Sun, Aquarius Moon, Virgo Rising) is a multidisciplinary artist, diviner, and musician based in Oakland, CA. Her creative practice is rooted in etheric exploration, seeing all artistic outlets as an opportunity for prayer, ritual, and sacred play. Primarily, her visions take form through the acts of painting, drawing, performance, and sculpture. For commission inquiries and art prints, please contact Ophilia at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also follow her work on Instagram at @mythandmandara or visit her website at planetarybloom.com.
Em Wills (Aries Sun, Pisces Moon, Scorpio Rising) is a self-taught illustrator and intuitive astrologer currently based out of the Chicagoland area. Her work pulls from nostalgic storytelling elements of video games, cartoons, and comics - vehicles of her mission to help drive home the point that astrology is also a mode of creative storytelling. Through both digital illustration, painting, and writing, Em translates the language of the stars into an exciting visual experience. For more info about her work, you can follow on instagram, check out her website lastnamewills.com, or contact directly at email@example.com.
Dave Mockaitis (Gemini Sun & Moon, Libra Rising) is an astrologer, designer and educator living in Portland, OR. A graduate of the Avalon School of Astrology and former resident astrologer at the Omega Institute in New York, he currently practices online and teaches at the Portland School of Astrology. The collage mandalas in this series seek to access and invoke the collective consciousness through the discarded texts of advertising and the popular press. Learn more, book a session, or commission a collage at livingconstellation.com. You can also keep up with the monthly mandalas and view a complete series of Sabian Symbol collages on Instagram at @living.constellation.
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