Astrology Decoded: a step by step guide to learning astrology by Sue Merlyn Farebrother

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Courses and workshops

I am in the process of writing my next astrology book for 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. This should be published in Spring 2019. 

Watch this space!


 I am the lead tutor working with 3 other established astrologers in our new online astrology school.

We are Sue, Mandi, Rod, and Marcos

for The Academy of Astrology UK

Our new Foundation course begins in Spring 2019

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Please visit our website for much more info.


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.

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 –

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.

 There are currently no Planetary Magic courses planned. If you are interested, or would like to go on my mailing list for future info, please email me.


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 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 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