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Hi, my name is Adam Elenbaas and I'm a professional astrologer. I write daily horoscopes that I share through multiple social media platforms with thousands of people all over the world. The intention of my horoscopes are to provide people with deeper symbolic meaning and spiritual reflections, each and every day. It's my goal to raise $7500 over the next 40 days in order to support myself in another full year of writing daily horoscopes in 2016. That's a daily salary of $25 for 300 more horoscopes. In 2016 I will write 300+ more daily horoscopes, but it's only by the support of my readers that I'm able to do this work and make sure my column remains free and accessible for everyone to read.

Beyond this I have created several stretch goals to shoot for as the fundraising continues until January 1st, 2016.

$15,000 = hiring part time child care in the mornings to help me and my wife during busy hours at the yoga studio and while I write my horoscopes. We are expecting our first baby this month!

$17,500 = Building a small resource library of ancient astrology texts and study resources for my professional development and for the development of my students

$30,000 = Everything raised beyond $17,500 will go toward the building of a community teaching garden for our yoga, herbal, and astrology students. This will also allow my wife and I to teach more interactive workshops for our community on the ancient connection between the planets and the use of medicinal plants for healing.


My daily horoscopes take me between sixty minutes and two hours each morning, and so it's' a big chunk of my daily work time and energy. This is why I'm asking for help from my readers again this year. In return I promise to give you the best research, scholarship, writing, and honest reflection on the daily planetary weather for another full year.

My simplest request is that if you're one of the many people who read my horoscopes regularly, if they've touched your life in the past year, then please contribute to this fundraiser and support me in my work for 2016. Check out the rewards page and please give whatever you can. If you can't afford to give anything, then please pray for me and pray for my work, that it be renewed and focused for another year. Thank you!

A big thank you to Garden House Films for the great work on our kickstarter video! Check them out here: https://vimeo.com/gardenhousefilms

Risks and challenges

The biggest risk is in asking for money for something I would likely continue doing regardless of whether or not I met my fundraising goal. Though I am asking for financial support, writing horoscopes is something I started from a place of daily prayer, in the spirit of a sincere and free offering several years ago. However, with a child on the way next month, it's a little more pressing that I am earning money for the amount of time I spend writing these columns each morning. So it's a scary and exciting place to be in right now with my work. I trust it will all work out as it should and that if it's a service people value or is meant to continue that I'll once more receive the financial backing to keep going forward with it!

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    Pledge $25 or more About $25

    The most basic way to say, "I read and support your daily horoscopes." As a reward you will receive all of Adam's 2016 horoscopes to your email inbox each and every day, plus special updates and extra bonus features.

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    Receive Adam's daily horoscopes to your email inbox each and every day, plus receive a set of in depth recordings by Adam for your Sun/Moon and Rising signs.

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    Pledge $75 or more About $75

    Contribute $75 and receive a personally recorded (MP3) year ahead Tarot reading from Adam.

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    Receive two miniature birth chart recordings, one for yourself and one for a friend, or two recordings just for your friends. This is a limited offer and is not of the same length or depth as the birth chart recording set at $150.

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    Pledge $100 or more About $100

    Receive Adam's daily horoscopes to your email inbox each and every day, plus receive a personalized "Year Ahead" forecast recording for 2016.

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    Pledge $120 or more About $120

    Contribute $120 and receive a personalized I Ching reading for either a specific question or for the year ahead. Additionally receive the MP3 recordings for your Sun/Moon and Rising signs.

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    Pledge $150 or more About $150

    Receive Adam's daily horoscopes to your email inbox, plus the set of Sun/Moon/Rising MP3 recordings for your chart, plus a personalized birth chart reading, sent via MP3 download.

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    Alumni recording thank you gift! This reward is exclusively for alumni of our programs who donate.

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    Pledge $250 or more About $250

    Donate at the $250 level and receive a special Birth Chart & Herbal Remedy report geared toward the needs of your birth chart. We will send you your supportive herbal remedy from the Sky House apothecary along with your personalized recording!

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    Pledge $275 or more About $275

    Contribute $275 and receive more than 25 hours of archived lectures from our classrooms on the basics of astrology: Planets, Signs, Houses, and Aspects!

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    Pledge $300 or more About $300

    Receive everything at the $150 tier + audio/video copies of all twelve seasonal guest speaker lectures we host through the Nightlight Seasonal Lecture series. Past lectures have included astrologers like Steven Forrest, Demetra George, Chris Brennan, and others!

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    Pledge $450 or more About $450

    Receive 4 seasonal skype check ins with Adam to discuss your birth chart and the current planetary weather effecting you.

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    Pledge $475 or more About $475

    Support Adam's horoscopes at the $475 level and attend a special 6 month astrology immersion course online, starting in the spring or fall of 2016!

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    Pledge $600 or more About $600

    Support Adam's horoscopes at the $600 level and attend a special year long, horary apprenticeship course online!

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    Pledge $799 or more About $799

    Support Adams horoscopes at the $799 level and attend a special year long, online astrology apprenticeship course online, starting in the spring or fall of 2016!

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