"All living beings have actions (Karma) as their own, their inheritance, their congenital cause, their kinsman, their refuge. It is Karma that differentiates beings into low and high states"
Astrology is also based on the theory of fate but is does not preach total dependence on it. It helps us know what qualities we were born with what our possibilities and limitations are; our strong and weak points.
In some ways, you can see astrology as a science. Have you ever been to an astrologer and seen him calculate your stars? They use scientific knowledge about heavenly bodies, as well as science tools, like star charts; and mix that in with a little Mathematics
Our planetary positions are decided the moment we are born. The work of an Astrologer is only to guide you on how to go about your way. So if you do not want to look back and blame the road map for having driven badly, let Panditji guide you which road to drive on or how to avoid the accidents along the way.
We believe that our fate is in our hands. Astrology for us is the guide which tells us which path to avoid, which path to follow and how to follow it. It is the guiding factor which answers questions like when what how and why - after that we as individuals have to act in accordance to our knowledge intelligence experience and discrimination