Based in Atlanta, Maxine Taylor is a true visionary with over fifty years of experience in spiritual work. She is an internationally-known astrologer, energy healer, spiritual coach, teacher, speaker and published author. One of Maxine’s 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.
After obtaining a Bachelor of Education degree in 1964, Maxine 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 of her pursuit to legalize astrology, 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 then-Governor Lester Maddox. 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 the upscale Buckhead business community of Atlanta. 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.
Maxine appeared regularly on CNN as its on-air astrologer for the first two years after the cable news network’s inaugural debut. She was subsequently interviewed as a guest on The Larry King Show and featured on all the major networks at the time.
Due to Maxine’s international recognition, the nation of Hungary contacted her shortly after the fall of its communist regime in 1989 and asked her to do a forecast for the country. This extraordinary reading was broadcast live over Hungary’s only radio station in Budapest and then published in the country’s leading newspaper.
A Journey Into Healing
Maxine is an ordained minister who has evolved spiritually over the years, as well as professionally. In 1979, she learned a method of emotional healing that identified childhood programming and how to release it. This gave her a broad understanding of human nature and laid the groundwork for her future life-transforming classes, webinars and her Amazon #1 best-selling book, Move Into the Magic.
Maxine’s interest in energy healing 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®. This exploration into the world of healing inspired Maxine to develop her own unique healing technique in 2008, which she calls Star Matrix.
Today, Maxine uses all of her training, experience and insight to assist her clients to move beyond their perceived limitations, rewrite the story of their lives and express their highest and best selves. Besides her private astrological practice, Maxine presents astrology and personal transformation workshops designed to instantly move her students forward.
The Babe On The Moon
“The Babe On The Moon” made her debut on Maxine’s website in 2008 and has since been found on subsequent websites and promotional materials. She is a nostalgic tribute to Maxine’s illustrious 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 upheaval 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.