It is with the deepest regret that we announce that Sue sadly passed away on 14th August 2022 after an illness.

Her funeral will be on Monday 12th September 2022 in London and will be attended by family and close friends.

Sue’s main send off will be a ‘Celebration of Life’ event that we intend to host at a later date, where we will toast her with stories & contributions to remember the best of who she was and how she is fondly remembered. This will be open to a wider group of her friends, colleagues and family. Details will follow soon.



My new book is published!

  • Astrology Forecasting has just been published by Rider/Random House/Penguin – which is a follow-up to Astrology Decoded – or is for anyone who simply wishes to learn more about Astrological Forecasting.

Astrology Forecasting does what it says in the title – this book is about learning how to forecast the future using the techniques of astrology. It teaches you how to put astrological forecasting together for yourself, and shows you how to arrive at the meanings of it all. Four main methods used in everyday Western astrology are explained:

· Transits

· Secondary progressions

· Solar arcs

· Solar return charts

Like its predecessor, my first book Astrology Decoded, the book is written in an easy to follow style. Some new features include the meaning of the progressed lunation phase, and the asteroids, plus interpretations of planetary combinations that are given to help you to work it out for yourself.

Two ‘case study charts’ of real people – called Elaina and Leon – are given. The current or recent past main life stories of these two individuals are illustrated through interpreting their relevant astrology. There are plenty of other astrological examples given – and some are remarkable, and some are funny…but all these examples will grab your interest.

Buy this book and find out how to dive into your own future, or that of close people in your life!


I am delighted to say that Astrology Decoded has been at the top of Amazon’s wished for astrology books list, and number 8 (or 6, depending on the day you look) on their best sellers astrology books!! Very exciting.


And check out reviews of my book here:


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NOTE: If you have logged on to my site in order to generate a birth chart, please go to the Astrology Decoded page, where you will find the link to do this. There have been one or two technical issues with the chart generator recently. If you have difficulties, please email me with your name, date, place and time of birth, and will do what I can to help. There is also information there about how to access your forecasting.

What are astrology and tarot?

‘Astrology is the study of the planets as they orbit through the zodiac signs, as viewed from the Earth, and the observed correlations with earthly events.’ From my new book, Astrology Decoded 

That is the simple explanation, but the meaning of those planetary patterns in a birth chart is what concerns most of us. This is explained in depth in my book. You can gain an immense amount of knowledge about yourself and your purpose for being here from studying astrology, or by having your chart read by an experienced professional astrologer. The meaning of the magical symbolism underlying astrology’s firm basis in mathematical astronomy is one of the most profound open secrets of the universe, and anyone who truly wishes to deepen their understanding of life can learn how to do this. If you would like to know more, please visit our new online Astrology School website The Academy of Astrology – http://www.academyofastrology.co.uk/

And the mysterious world of TAROT cards, what is that about?  It is perhaps best explained as a centuries old system of symbolism, that if you learn how to read, can offer you profound insights into your own life, and into the way things are.

There is much more to astrology or to the tarot than divining your future.

I believe that, based on many years of experience of working with people, you have the power to create your own life, make choices, find courage when it is needed, find your true direction: in other words, you are in control. What I can offer is guidance to open your vision up to new possibilities; help you to deal with change and challenges; support you in becoming more fully who you truly are, in moving towards finding the inner joy that is your birthright. I do this by working with you using the wisdom of the ancient symbols of astrology and tarot, to enhance your ability to transform your life yourself – and to make it last. Click here for information about personal consultations face to face, or by phone or Skype.



Past talks/workshops

  • The Links between Astrology and Tarot  in May 2017:    

    Day workshop at Cornwall Astrology Group, Landrake, Cornwall

    ‘It was a perfect day with a great subject..well done!’  Val, participant

  • UK Tarot Conference in London on Saturday 10 October 2015 I lectured on the Influence of the Minor card images. See http://tarotconference.co.uk/ for info on this/next year’s Conference.
  • Tarot Beginners Day Workshop: The Magic of Tarot. Saturday 18 July 2015 at Treadwells.
  • Creativity and Change. Evening talk in Croydon. Friday 7 August. At Alternatively Speaking monthly group meetings.

Recently completed international work:

In Melbourne, Australia:   On Saturday 14 March at the Theosophical Bookstore – Magical Thinking and Astrology, and a book signing for Astrology Decoded.

In Melbourne:   On Saturday 21 March at Victorian Astrologers Association (VAA), on the subject of The Power of Chart Imbalances http://www.vicastrology.net/ What is missing in the birth chart is just as important as what is present, because whatever is missing tends to have great power over us.  A fascinating astrological exploration.

Tarot workshop at the Riviera Reiki Centre, in the coastal town Villefranche, next door to Nice in France, in October 2014, evening, in English: The Fool’s Journey. 

More details of current work are on Sue’s Diary page


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Hi Kevin,
Yes, Steve Judd was very complimentary about my book. If you decide to purchase it, do please email me if you have any comments, on info@suemerlyn.com
Best, Sue

Posted on May 15th, 2014 at 10:19 am by Sue Merlyn Farebrother 

Steve Judd Astrology over on Youtube was just telling us about your book. I hope to purchase it soon. -hugs- Kevin Baird

Posted on February 22nd, 2014 at 1:48 pm by Kevin Baird