Be Purely Balanced Podcast: Episode 18

Alchemical Astrology with Ashley Matthews


Inspired by the Buddhist idea that our suffering stems from attaching to things that change, Ashley became a certified yoga teacher while pursuing her undergraduate degree.  She is grateful for learning early on that yoga is a state of being rather than something to be obtained.  Ashley's purpose, or dharma, as a yoga teacher crystalized when one of her regular students confided that attending her classes helped in her battle with depression.

Comforted by the moon's unchanging presence in the sky no matter where her journeys took her, she became a Certified Alchemical Astrologer in 2017 as a way to learn more deeply about herself and her soul's path.  Ashley weaves the wisdom of yoga with the knowledge of the stars into her yoga classes, retreats, and one-on-one natal and predictive chart readings in the Newburyport area.

Growing up on Plum Island gave Ashley a lifelong connection to the ocean and its teaching that, like the waves, life is impermanent, which ultimately became the motivation behind naming her practice Ride the Wave Yoga, Meditation and Astrology.  "Riding the Wave" is the practice of allowing things to be just as they are without resisting or grasping - the key to experiencing radical joy in this moment.


The planets, the zodiac & the houses

2 Theories of why astrology works on a vibrational level

The Natal Chart

Archetypes within us

As above, so below.

Clearing the subconscious of all learned behavior


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