Does the almanac contain interpretations?

Currently, the personal astrological almanacs and calendars do not contain any interpretations of the astrological data presented. It is intended to be a tool for profession, student, and enthusiast astrologers!

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.

What do I do if I have an issue with my almanac?

Please contact us right away at support@honeycomb.co. Ensuring the almanac meets your expectations is our top priority. We’d like to hear about any and all concerns you might have!

Do you have a privacy policy?

Yes, you can find our privacy policy here, including a section on our use of cookies.

What are the binding and paper options for the almanac?

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 three different bindings options - a paperback option that is well suited for a reference book, a spiral bound option that lays flat for ease of writing, and hardcover version which is an attractive and sturdy option.

The paperback and spiral bindings com with a glossy cover, while the hardcover has a matte finish.

The almanac is also available with two paper types - a robust 80# coated/semi-gloss paper that is most suited for reference use and ball point pens, and a lighter 60# uncoated/matte paper that offers an improved writing experience. Note that both paper types are the same thickness.

What are the differences between the almanac and the wall calendar?

The wall calendar contains much of the same content as the almanac, however there are some differences.

Why would I choose a 6-month almanac?

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!

Why is my ascendant wrong?

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!

How long does it take to receive my printed almanac after ordering?

All printed almanacs and calendars come with a complimentary PDF version that is delivered via email within 24 hours. 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:

How is my almanac delivered?

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.

Do you ship internationally?

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.

How do you calculate shipping prices?

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 continental 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 $40 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.

Why don't you offer free shipping outside the continental US?

Unfortunately, the shipping prices we offer reflect what our carriers are charging us. In the continental US we have access to a $5.99 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!

Which zodiac and house system does the almanac use?

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 both tropical and sidereal zodiacs, you can choose from whole signs, Placidus, Porphyry, Koch, equal house, Campanus, and Regiomontanus systems.

Why isn't my preferred house system available?

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!

Which aspects are shown in 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.

Which types of transits are shown in the almanac?

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).

What is your cancellation policy?

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.

What is your refund policy?

We will issue a full refund if you choose to cancel your order within 24 hours. You don't 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.

What is your return policy?

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.

What if there's a data error in my almanac?

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:

How do I save a digital almanac pdf to my iPhone or iPad?

Follow the steps below to save your almanac into the default iOS pdf viewing app, called Books.

  1. When you click the almanac download link in our email, the almanac pdf will open in your internet browser.
  2. After the almanac finishes loading (which may take a few moments depending on your internet speed), click the Share icon (it looks like a rectangle with an arrow pointing up) at the bottom of the screen on an iPhone or the top of the screen on an iPad.
  3. This button opens some options for sharing/saving your pdf. Swipe the app options over until you see the orange "Copy to Books" button and click on this.
  4. The Books app on your phone will launch and open to your almanac file.
  5. Whenever you want to reference your almanac in the future, just open the Books app!

How do I view my digital almanac pdf in a two-page spread on my iPad or tablet?

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.

  1. Go to your app store and search for “adobe reader.” When you see Adobe Acrobat Reader PDF in the list, click on the button to download it.
  2. When you open the Adobe Acrobat Reader app, login in to your existing Adobe account or create a new free account.
  3. Open your email from Honeycomb Collective containing the download link for your almanac, and click on the link. The almanac pdf will open in your internet browser. (Note: If you already have the almanac pdf loaded into your iBooks, see the note at the end of these instructions for a shortcut.)
  4. After the almanac finishes loading (which may take a few moments depending on your internet speed), click the Share icon (it looks like a rectangle with an arrow pointing up) at the bottom of the screen on an iPhone or the top of the screen on an iPad.
  5. This button opens some options for sharing/saving your pdf. Swipe the app options over until you see the red "Acrobat" button and click on this.
  6. A new menu of options will pop up. Click on the first option, “Import to Acrobat.”
  7. The almanac pdf will open up in Adobe Acrobat Reader. Click on the View Settings button at the top of the screen (it looks like a piece of paper with a rectangle on top of it.)
  8. In the View Settings menu, click on the fourth option, called “Two Pages With Cover Page.” This will display your almanac with the title page on its own and the remaining pages in their intended two-page format, allowing you to see the monthly calendar pages in one screen.

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.

How do I write in my digital almanac pdf on my iPad?

Follow these steps to edit your almanac pdf in the Books app.

  1. Open your Books app and click on your almanac pdf icon in the Library.
  2. Tap the screen once to bring up the toolbar.
  3. Click on the Markup icon (looks like a circle with the tip of a pen in it) in the top right corner of the toolbar.
  4. You should now be able to write on the pdf using your stylus or finger.
  5. Clicking on the pen preview circle in the lower right corner of the screen will open more options for your pen, including alternative colors, styles, and erasers.

How do I sync my digital almanac pdf across both my iPhone and iPad?

Follow these steps on both of your devices to sync your pdf file using iCloud Drive.

  1. Open the Settings app.
  2. Click on your name at the top of the menu.
  3. Click on iCloud.
  4. Scroll down until you see iCloud Drive, and click the slider button next to it to turn it on (it should now be green).
  5. Go back to the main Settings menu.
  6. Scroll down until you see Books and click on this.
  7. Scroll down until you see iCloud Drive beneath Syncing and click on the slider button to turn it on (it should now be green).
  8. Repeat this process on your other device.

Do you have a Google (or Outlook, iCal, etc.) calendar integration?

We do not, but we recommend checking out The Digital Astrology Calendar from Robin Langford of wickedveracity.com!

What are the various price possibilities for the almanac and calendar?

Without any paid extras, the base prices for our almanac and calendar are:

Choosing spiral binding for the almanac adds $4, and hardcover adds $6.50 to the base price

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 $63.50 for a 12-month printed hardcover almanac with special artwork, note pages, lunation charts, and Hellenistic add-ons.

Why is the date of my solar return different than my birth date?

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.

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