I'm always interested in people's names and the meaning behind them. You go by Aquarius Maximus. What is the significance of your name?
Aquarius (Uranus) rules visionaries, futurists, and technology. I am a developer by trade, as well as a visionary (psychic, as well a tech innovator - inventor - I have some patent pending technology). Maximus, denoting "greatness", is what I attribute to the Great Mother.
You are a cardologer. For those of us who are not familiar with cardology, can you explain what it is?
Cardology is a few things. It is firstly, the ancient and mystical science of the playing cards. Secondly, it is a method that uses numbers and symbols to quantify energy. If you wanted to assign a value to something to measure its magnetic properties with another object or person, Cardology has the methods for doing this.
You're also an astrologer. How do you think cardology ties into astrology?
Astrology is to Cardology, as heat is to cooking. Its an essential influence, because it determines how an energy - or a card is going to play out. The 7 major planets give more depth to each card influence. Within Cardology each time period (within a year, day, seven years, or lifetime) is broken up into planetary periods.
How were you introduced to this system?
I was introduced to this system, via a reading I had 8 years ago. Most Cardologers gained their passion for the cards, via a reading they had from someone else. At the time, I didn't know how impactful that reading would be to my life. I began studying the cards, so much so - I developed a near obsession with them
How can we use cardology and astrology to empower ourselves?
What I love about Cardology is, it is a tool that is fairly simple to learn - yet extremely powerful. It is much simpler than advanced astrology, and there are many levels to it. Cardology is a blueprint that can easily navigate a person through life's obstacles. More importantly, its not just tied to me or any other reader, the cards have a way of speaking for themselves. Both Cardology and Astrology are powerful in that they enable people to make more conscious decisions in their life, and making conscious decisions naturally empowers you. When you learn these tools, you cannot escape the fact that there are no victims in this game, only players.
Astrology and cardology bring up an interesting debate about destiny vs free will. Are our lives and the experiences that we will have predetermined or do we create our realities? What is your perspective on this?
There are the things we were "destined" to do, our free will comes into play - via the choices we make. We choose how we are going to "play" our cards. You can be given a bow and arrow and you can either choose to hunt for your food, or you might choose to use that bow and arrow in a slightly different way - but the ultimate outcome is what it was destined to be. Think of destiny as something that is created as a result of a formula. There are many ways to make fried chicken, many recipes - but at the end of the day you are still going to wind up with fried chicken.
Do you identify as a witch? If so, what does it mean for you to be a witch?
Yes I do. Traditionally, africa and all indigenous peoples have what would be translated into English as "witch". In my tradition, I am an initiated priestess of Ifa and Iyami (known as the witches), and I was told over and over than I am a natural born witch with great power. Most people are unaware of what that means. It means that I have a strong ancestral connection with the forces of nature - and those forces work through me in many ways. It is a great responsibility, and I have to control how I express that power everyday - because it is both creative and destructive.
Who are some magical black femmes who inspire you?
My Godmother for one, Iyanifa Fayele - she is one of the most knowledgeable and magical witches I've ever known. Next I would say my mother, my mother is very powerful even though I feel shes just now discovering how powerful she is.
What’s next for you?! What are you dreaming about and conjuring?
My mission is to inspire a legion of natural born witches (there are so many of you), to step up and take us to the next level.
I love your posts on Facebook and all of the wisdom you drop. A while ago you wrote about women needing to recover all lost archetype of ourselves, including "the bitch" archetype. How will this recovery assist or elevate us? How do we tap into the energy of these lost and vilified archetypes to begin the process of recovery?
We need to embrace all parts of ourselves, especially the parts that have been oppressed and suppressed. Women naturally move towards laying down our arms and giving in to oppression from our loved ones. We are the rightful spiritual protectors of the Earth and the Earth needs us to step up.
You speak often on the Divine Feminine and restoring this energy to its rightful place. Where do you think we are on the revival/restoration of the Divine Feminine and where do you see us going with this shift?
Absolutely! I've observed this taking place for the last decade. Women have come so far, we are the Cosmic mothers - we intuitively know whats best for EVERYONE. The world needs our healing powers. This time around, we are coming into this with our eyes wide open, we've been through ALOT. We are wiser and stronger. There is a sense of sadness, because we've seen the corruption that occurs when we do not assert ourselves as leaders, but we know for certain - that we are irreplaceable as the soul and spirit of Mother Earth.
Aquarius Maximus is an Intuitive Cardologer, Astrologer, Blogger, Coach, Developer, and Mommy. Contact for readings and her Master Course on Cardology