Currently, the personal astrological almanac does not contain any interpretations of the astrological data presented. It is intended to be a tool that saves time and energy for professional and student astrologers while conducting their study and research.
Learning to interpret astrological data for yourself can feel intimidating at first, but it is very rewarding! For a list of recommended resources to get you started on your journey, please visit our resources page.
Please contact us right away at firstname.lastname@example.org. Ensuring the almanac meets your expectations is our top priority. We’d like to hear about any and all concerns you might have!
The almanac is a unique, personalized book printed on-demand at a number of partner printing facilities around the world. Our print partner strives to provide a comparable print experience across all their facilities. For this reason, they only offer a limited number of paper and binding options. Our binding and paper choices are constrained to those available.
The almanac is available with two different bindings options - a paperback option that is well suited for a reference book, and a spiral bound option that lays flat for ease of writing. We are also looking to make a hardcover option available in the near future.
The almanac is also available with two paper types - a robust 80# coated/semi-gloss paper that we have used over a longer period in previous versions of the almanac, and a new, lighter 60# uncoated/matte paper that is currently in beta while we assess it for durability and international consistency. The uncoated paper offers an improved writing experience, but some users may find it too thin.
The wall calendar contains much of the same content as the almanac, however there are some differences.
There are a few reasons people choose the 6 month almanac:
Both the 6-month and 12-month almanacs contain 24 months of outer planet transit graphs! These graphs start 3 months before your almanac start date, and extend 21 months into the future.
Both also include 12 months of mundane and natal aspects to lunation and planetary stations, and 12 months of ephemeris pages!
On occasion, for birth years prior to 1970, we may miscalculate whether Daylight Saving Time was in effect at your birth time and place. We currently rely on the IANA Timezone Database to tell us whether DST was in effect, and unfortunately they don't always have accurate data before 1970.
If you enter a birth year before 1970, the website will show a button that lets you manually force DST to your expected setting, which will almost certainly give you the ascendant you were expecting!
If for some reason your ascendant still looks incorrect, please contact support and let us know what you were expecting. We'll work with you to identify the issue and make sure we get your almanac configured as you expect!
The almanac will be printed and shipped within 7-10 business days, and delivery time depends on the shipping option chosen. A good estimate of the arrival date is given at checkout and in your order confirmation email. In our experience, deliveries in the US often arrive earlier than the estimated date.
The following are indicative times:
Upon receipt of your order, it is processed and held for 24 hours, and then forwarded to our print partner for both printing and shipping. Our print partner works with multiple international facilities for fulfilment, and your order will be forwarded to an appropriate print facility based on your shipping address. Your almanac will ship using the delivery method chosen at checkout, as shown in your order confirmation.
Yes, we do!
In most parts of Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand shipping costs should be $9.99 or less. While prices to other locations may be higher, we're still able to ship to most international destinations.
After placing your order, it may take up to 10 business days (or, two full weeks) for your almanac to print and ship from our printing partners, at which point you will receive an email with your tracking code.
We always try to subsidize the cheapest trackable shipping option our carriers offer us in order to present affordable options to our customers. In the US, this means we can offer free shipping, and internationally it means that we are often giving significant discounts on what we’re actually paying our carriers.
We’re able to offer better international shipping prices on the 12-month almanac, because the $35 price point gives us a little more room to subsidize the cost of the shipping prices we’re paying. Our carriers generally charge us the same shipping fee for both the 12-month and 6-month almanac. Because of this, the 6-month almanac may sometimes have a higher shipping price than the 12-month.
Unfortunately, the shipping prices we offer reflect what our carriers are charging us. In the US we have access to a $3.99 trackable shipping method, which we cover the cost of in order to offer a free option. International shipping to many parts of the world is $9.99 or less. We're always looking for opportunities to offer better shipping prices!
You can choose either a tropical zodiac or a sidereal zodiac. If you choose the sidereal zodiac, you can also choose from a selection of popular ayanamsas. Please let us know if you need an alternative ayanamsa, and we'll do our best to add it in a future version!
For the tropical zodiac, you can choose from whole signs, Placidus, Porphyry, Koch, equal house, Campanus, and Regiomontanus systems. For the sidereal zodiac we offer the equal house, and whole sign systems.
We've really agonized over striking a balance between simplicity and choice. We very much want to avoid an overwhelming set of choices in the ordering process. We also want to make sure we do a smaller set of things well, rather than a larger set not so well. The current set of options represents our effort to strike a balance here. That said, we love feedback, and letting us know what you want to see is the best way to see those changes in future versions of the almanac!
Conjunction (0º), sextile (60º), square (90º), trine (120º), and opposition (180º) aspects are shown in the transits. Additionally, the natal chart shows quincunx (150º) aspects.
The weekly and monthly planner pages show all mundane transits, including the Moon, and all natal transits (except for the Moon, where only conjunctions are shown).
You may cancel your order within 24 hours of placing it for a full refund. After this time your almanac will have gone to print and can no longer be cancelled.
We will issue a full refund if you choose to cancel your order within 24 hours. You dont need a reason to cancel during this time.
While printing or binding issues are very rare, they can occur with on-demand printing. In the event that you receive an almanac with such an issue, you may request a refund or a reprint. We may ask for a photo of the issue, as our print partner requires this when issuing a reprint or refund.
Refunds are not available for almanacs ordered with incorrect birth data. Aesthetic concerns such as disliking the colors or fonts used in the almanac do not qualify for a refund.
Each of our almanacs is unique to the individual, and as such we do not handle returns. An almanac that has printing or binding issues is eligible for either a reprint or refund as noted in the previous section.
We work very hard to ensure that there are no errors in the products we publish, and will never knowingly ship a product with a data error. Nevertheless, our products are generated by software, and software can have bugs. Our version history page lists the bugs we have previously identified. If a bug is identified, we:
Follow the steps below to save your almanac into the default iOS pdf viewing app, called Books.
Follow the steps below to download the free pdf viewing application Adobe Acrobat Reader, which will allow you to view your almanac pdf in its intended two-page spread on your iPad or tablet and to write on the pdf using your Apple Pencil or stylus.
Note: If you already have the almanac pdf loaded into your iPad Books app, you may skip steps 3 – 6 about downloading the almanac from your email. Simply go to the Library page in your Books app and click on the three dots next to your almanac file to open the options menu. Scroll down until you see the option "Import to Acrobat" and click on this.
Follow these steps to edit your almanac pdf in the Books app.
Follow these steps on both of your devices to sync your pdf file using iCloud Drive.
We do not, but we recommend checking out The Digital Astrology Calendar from Robin Langford of wickedveracity.com!
Without any paid extras, the base prices for our almanac and calendar are:
Prices to add special artwork:
Prices to add extra note pages:
Prices to add asteroid transits:
Prices to add solar return charts:
Prices to add lunation charts:
Prices to add Hellenistic features:
The minimum total purchase price for one of our products is $10 for a 6-month digital almanac with no add-ons. The maximum possible purchase price is $57 for a 12-month physical + digital almanac with special artwork, note pages, and Hellenistic add-ons.
It is quite common for the date of a solar return to differ from the date of your birthday. The solar return is based on the exact moment that the Sun reaches the exact position that it was at your birth, and this moment varies from year to year. Sometimes it falls on your actual birthday, and other times it is one or even two days different than your birthday.
The reason for the variation is that the Earth takes approximately 365.25 days to orbit the Sun, while our calendar is only 365 days long. We usually add an extra day every 4 years to account for this - a leap year. The rotation of the Earth around the Sun is quite consistent, and does not respect these quirks of our calendar system!
If you would like to verify your solar return information, you can generate a solar return chart on astro.com in the Extended Chart Selection area. You can expect the time and date presented to match the one in your almanac, provided you use the same location for the reference place as the one in your almanac.