Demystifying Astrology: Reclaim the Power of the Stars

Tuesday, 26 June 2018, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM [EST]

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Tuesday, 26 June 2018, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM [EST]

Have you heard of your moon sign, but not really sure what it means? What about ‘Mercury retrograde’? Join Certified Alchemical Astrologer Ashley Matthews to demystify the basics of western astrology. Astrology is a tool that allows us to learn about our own karmic path as well as our individual and relational tendencies. You will walk away understanding the difference between planets, signs, houses and aspects, the basic elements and “modes” of the 12 zodiacal signs, the difference between your sun, moon, and rising sign, and the reasons behind astrological compatibility. 


If you are not aware of your sun, moon and rising sign, please feel free to enter your birth info into the free form on and bring with you a print copy of your birth chart. If you do not know your birth time, try telephoning the hospital or city in which you were born.


You may email with any questions related to the astrology portion of this workshop.




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.


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