To put in other words, astrology is probabilistic and not deterministic. Man is the free will of his destiny through the ocean of life. Planetary configurations only indicate what is likely to happen or events the likelihood of occurrence of which is, say 90 percent. But no astrological prediction is completely deterministic, which is has a probability of 100 percent. This statement is based on the fact that the planets are material entities and may influence constituents only human material which is the physical body and mind. The human soul is not affected or influenced in any way by the planets.
As fatalism exists only in the material realm. The soul is beyond fatalism. Certainly for most events and phenomena of human life, it seems that the results were predestined. This is due to imperfections of the soul. In one is reminded of a famous quote by Chanakya, the famous scientist philosopher of medieval India. This means that power and effort can change the course of your destiny strong will. Thus the fate reign over your life largely, but not entirely and completely.
Our ancient Rishis and sages are famous for having changed the course of destiny and the currents of time through kaliyuga, the age of science, technology and machinery. People tend to think, talk, process and work in a commercial manner. Spiritual consciousness is on the decline. Astrology can be used to guide a person in a holistic sense to its material progress and spiritual transcendence, considering that salvation is the ultimate goal of the soul. Using the science of astrology to satisfy the curiosity and material achievement of physical targets should be means to the higher end but not an end in itself.