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First new print astrology magazine in 30 years was born this past August thanks to Kickstarter. Join us for our 2016 subscribers drive.
First new print astrology magazine in 30 years was born this past August thanks to Kickstarter. Join us for our 2016 subscribers drive.
107 backers pledged $5,482 to help bring this project to life.

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 How did Hexagon get started?

About a year ago I started feeling it was really time for something new in astrological media. I came up with the concept for Hexagon, discussed it with some colleagues, and got to work. We launched a Kickstarter in April of this year, were chosen as a Kickstarter "Staff Pick" and ultimately raised 118% of our goal. The premier issue was released August 19th, 2015.

Hexagon #1 and Hexagon #2
Hexagon #1 and Hexagon #2

We've since received overwhelmingly positive feedback from readers, including many high profile professional astrologers. Michael Lutin, the in house astrologer for Vanity Fair for 25 years, referred to Hexagon as "a startlingly alive publication." Armand Diaz of the Astrology News Service said "Hexagon is not your daddy's astrological publication." Rebecca Gordon of MyPathAstrology.com called our premier issue "a total re-branding of astrology."

We intend to continue the smart, sharp, and stunningly alive reinvention of astrological media with our 2nd issue and beyond.

Do you have any samples from Issue #2 ready?

Yes, here's the table of contents for starters:

Here's the opener to Jason Fleming's feature article on the birth chart of hip hop culture, we'll have more posted soon:

From Willow's article on Saturn in Sagittarius:

From "Deep Cover, Deep Space: The Astrology of America's Black Budget Space Program":

From Mystic Medusa's piece Hi-Lo Astro:

From Mike Lutin's article on the transits of Pluto in Capricorn and Neptune in Pisces:

Pages 38 and 39 from Willow's article on Saturn in Sagittarius and Freeing Suppressed Truths:

Author bios page:

Is Hexagon available in stores?

As of December 2015, Hexagon #2 is scheduled to be in 335 Barnes and Noble stores (and counting). That's about half of their locations in the U.S.A. We're waiting to hear back from a number of other outlets.

What articles and which astrologers are featured in Issue #2?

These are the articles and astrologers appearing in Hexagon #2:

"Mercury Retrograde is No Excuse for Dick-Twittery" by Madame Zolonga of Madame Zolonga Speaks

"Jupiter in Virgo: Fortune is In the Details" by Nick Dagan Best

"Profile of Linda Rose, The Astrologer's Astrologer" by Matt Savinar of HexagonAstrology.com

"Lunar Hair Care: Cutting Your Hair By The Moon’s Phases" by Kimberly Peta Dewhirst of StarSignStyle.com

"Astrological Review of 'Game of Thrones'" by Denise Menton

"Astrological Review of 'Bitch Planet' (new feminist themed sci-fi comic book)" by Heather Renae Horton of MythMandala.com

"Unlocking Venus, Igniting Mars: An Astrological Guide to Sexual Fulfillment" by Mecca Woods

"Signs and Their Drinks of Choice" by Lada Duncheva of AstroLada.com

"Astrological review of 'Straight Outta’ Compton'” by Matt Savinar of Hexagon Astrology

Chapter Three of "The Capricorn Conspiracy" by Michael Lutin of MichaelLutin.com

"Salt-N-Pepa: Is Saturn the Secret to Their Success?" by Mecca Woods of MyLifeCreated.com

"Unlocking Venus, Igniting Mars: An Astrological Guide to Sexual Fulfillment" by Mecca Woods of of MyLifeCreated.com

"Aquarius Sun, Gemini Moon: The High Tech Hitman" by Matt Savinar of Hexagon Astrology

"Hi-Lo Astro: The Signs at Their Benevolent Best and Absolute Worst" by Mystic Medusa of MysticMedusa.com

"Deep Cover, Deep Space: Astrology of America's Black Budget Space Program" by Matt Savinar of HexagonAstrology.com

"The Night that Changed the World: The Birth of Hip Hop Culture" by Jason Fleming of SagittarianMind.com

"Saturn in Sagittarius: Freeing Suppressed Truths with Our Blazing Arrows of Righteousness" by Willow of Willows Web Astrology

Quarterly Forecasts by Madame Zolonga of Madame Zolonga Speaks

Professional astrologer Elodie Miaow of 9thHouseAstrology.com with her copy of our premier issue
Professional astrologer Elodie Miaow of 9thHouseAstrology.com with her copy of our premier issue

I missed your first issue. Is there a way I can check it out before pledging?

Sure! You can order the first issue from our website HexagonInFullEffet.com. Most orders ship within 1 business day via USPS Priority Mail.

Professional astrologer Nadiyah Shah of NadiyahShah.com with her copy of our premier issue
Professional astrologer Nadiyah Shah of NadiyahShah.com with her copy of our premier issue

The embroidered mission patches sound cool. What do they look like?

This is the raw art, the patches are currently being produced. Once done they'll be 3.5-4 inches in diameter and have a really cool embroidered look.

What's the Hexagon "Wall of Fame" and how do I get on it?

Each of the first 144 subscribers gets listed, linked, and a 2-3 sentence bio of their choice. The Wall of Fame is linked in the navigation bar of the Hexagon website, prime digital real estate:

http://hexagoninfulleffect.com/hexagon-astrology-original-subscribers-wall-of-fame/

I missed your guys' first Kickstarter. Can I still check it out?

Sure, it's archived on the Kickstarter page here. You can also watch the video:

Risks and challenges

Whether this Kickstarter succeeds hinges on whether I've accurately discerned the community's desire for such a radically new astrology publication. Hexagon looks great, has really unique content, and sports a totally distinctive voice. Our premier issue received extremely enthusiastic feedback, from professional astrologers, dedicated readers of astrological media, and also those whose astrological literacy has yet to fully express itself (I.e. "beginners").

The biggest potential problem is that there are only 2 people working on the design and production of the magazine: myself and Scott Culins, the designer. If one of us was to get ill that could delay completion of issue #2.

I have no other projects I'm in the process of fulfilling. Just about all of my time and energy has been and will continue to be invested in Hexagon until this project is completed.

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    +Genuine grooved walnut or liquid black recognition plaque (See body for description)
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