Based in Atlanta, Maxine Taylor is a true visionary with over forty-five years of experience in spiritual work. She is an internationally-known astrologer, energy healer, spiritual coach, teacher, speaker and published author. One of her greatest gifts is the ability to awaken people to the truth of who they are and empower them to transform their lives.
Maxine’s mission in life has been to uncover spiritual truth and apply it to the practical aspects of living. She has devoted herself to sharing her wisdom and experience with others to assist them in leading more successful, fulfilling lives.
Maxine was born in Brooklyn, where she spent her childhood. When she was fifteen, she moved with her family to Miami Beach and completed her high school education at Miami Beach Senior High. As a result of being part of an advanced educational program in New York, she was able to fast track her education and graduate from high school a year early.
She went on to attend the University of Florida in Gainesville, where she joined the Delta Phi Epsilon sorority. Maxine participated in several of the university’s beauty pageants during her time there and was a finalist in the 1962 Miss University of Florida contest (see picture on the right). After obtaining a Bachelor of Education degree in 1964, she moved back to Miami Beach and taught for two years at Miami Senior High School.
An Unexpected Turn of Events
In 1966, Maxine moved to Atlanta, where she had a “chance” meeting with a student of astrology. The student told Maxine all about herself (Maxine) based solely on her astrological sign. This intrigued Maxine and prompted her to learn more. Unknowingly, astrology became the introduction to what would become her life’s work.
Shortly thereafter, Maxine joined a group led by an Episcopal priest that met weekly to explore spiritual and psychic areas. The members of this group became the founders of the Atlanta Institute of Metaphysics, where Maxine would later teach astrology for several years.
Changing the Law and Making History
In 1969, Maxine decided to pursue astrology as a career, but it was considered “fortune telling” in Georgia. “Since astrology is not fortune telling,” she notes, “I wanted to distinguish it legally and give it dignity. So I met with the Cobb County Commissioners, who granted me the first license to practice astrology in the State of Georgia.” As a result, Maxine became America’s first licensed astrologer.
Subsequently, Maxine had a bill introduced into the Georgia General Assembly to legalize astrology in the City of Atlanta. In 1970, the bill was passed and signed into law by the governor. This historic event made Atlanta the first city in the country to license the practice of astrology.
Maxine continued to make history by spearheading the establishment of the Atlanta Board of Astrology Examiners and in 1977, opened the first astrology office in Atlanta. She was CNN’s on-air astrologer when they began broadcasting and was a guest on The Larry King Show. She was one of the founders of the Atlanta Astrological Society and currently serves on the Board of Directors of the American Federation of Astrologers.
A Journey into Healing
In 1979, Maxine learned a method of emotional healing that identified childhood programming and explained how to release it. This gave her a broad understanding of human nature and laid the groundwork for her life-transforming classes, webinars and her Amazon #1 best-selling book, Move Into the Magic.
Maxine has always had an interest in energy healing. This led her to study Reconnective Healing® with Dr. Eric Pearl, author of The Reconnection, an international bestseller. She went on to study Matrix Energetics with Dr. Richard Bartlett, best-selling author and founder of the powerful Matrix Energetics®. In 2008, Maxine developed her own unique healing technique, Star Matrix.
In 2003, Maxine began a new phase of her spiritual career by becoming an ordained minister through the Universal Brotherhood Movement (see picture on right). Her trans-denominational ministry allows Maxine to conduct sacred ceremonies for people of all beliefs and lifestyles.
Over the years, Maxine has evolved spiritually, as well as professionally. Today, Maxine uses all of her training and experience to assist her clients to move beyond their perceived limitations, rewrite the story of their lives and express their greatest selves. Besides her private astrological practice, she presents astrology and personal transformation workshops designed to instantly move her students forward.
About The Babe On The Moon
The Babe On The Moon is a nostalgic tribute to Maxine’s dynamic and vibrant past, as well as a depiction of her whimsical side.
Maxine’s claim to fame was getting astrology legalized in the Bible Belt city of Atlanta in 1970, a time of political turmoil and social unrest.
As a result of this stellar accomplishment, she brought astrology not only into the mainstream, but into the limelight. She published several books, produced workshops for large, national retail chains and appeared in all forms of media.
Maxine became a “media darling”. Not only was she pretty, popular, funny and direct, but her predictions were amazingly accurate. One of these predictions, published in The Wall Street Journal, detailed a successful comeback for Chrysler.
She gained international attention when the nation of Hungary called and asked Maxine to do a forecast for the country after the fall of its old regime. The extraordinary reading was broadcast live over Hungary’s only radio station in Budapest and then published in the country’s leading newspaper.
As CNN’s former on-air astrologer, Maxine is asked periodically to return to CNN’s recording studios as a guest astrologer. Her most recent appearance was in January of 2010 to dispel confusion over the two zodiacs (see below).