To put in other words, Astrology is probabilistic and not deterministic. Man is free arbiter of his fate in the ocean of life. Famous Pandit planetary configurations only show what is likely to happen or events likelihood of which is, say 90%. But no astrological forecast is completely deterministic, that is one that is likely to be 100%. This statement is based on the fact that the planets are material entities and may be influenced only material components of a person who has the physical body and mind. The soul of man is not affected or influenced in any way by planets.
Thus fatalism exists only in the material sphere. The soul is beyond fatalism. It is true that the majority of the events and the phenomena of life, it turns out that the results are determined. This is because of the imperfections of the soul. This one is reminded of a Famous Pandit quote from Canal, the famous philosopher, scholar of medieval India. Which means strong will and effort can change the course of destiny. So fate has power over your life largely, but not fully and completely.
Our Famous Pandit ancient sages and Rishis known that changes in rates of fate and currents of the time by kaliyuga, the age of science, technology and machinery. People tend to think, to speak, to handle and to operate in a commercial manner. Spiritual consciousness is on the wane. Astrology can be used to guide the person in a holistic sense, aimed at its material development and spiritual transcendence; given that salvation is the ultimate goal of the soul. Using the science of astrology, to satisfy curiosity and material realization of tangible goals should be a route to the top, but not an end in itself.