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 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 and visual designer with a passion for clarifying ideas and emotions. She is a graduate of Portland School of Astrology and presently studies Chris Brennan’s Hellenistic Astrology Course.
Madeline resides as an American expat in Australia on Wurundjeri land with her partner Colin (see below), their cat Lucy (Leo Sun, Gemini Moon), dog Pippa (Aries Sun, Aquarius Moon), and six chickens.
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 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 email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Xene Clare (Taurus Sun, Gemini Moon, Capricorn Rising) is an artist, musician and astrology student from the Philippines. They started doodling when they were in grade school and explored traditional and digital mediums as the years passed. They started their study of traditional astrology in 2018 and combined it with their passion for art in 2020. For commission inquiries, kindly contact Clare at email@example.com. They post their doodles the most on Twitter (@authormischief) and Instagram (@authorofmischief).
Alex Maune (Aries Sun, Libra Moon, Libra rising) is a Hellenistic astrologer and artist based in Topeka, KS. A freelance illustrator for over a decade, Alex grounds their intuitive artwork in the techniques of traditional astrology. For reading and commission inquiries please contact Alex at firstname.lastname@example.org, and to follow their weekly transit art and horoscopes find them @chthonicbacchae on Twitter and Instagram.
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