Astrology is only a tool of guiding you to keep going in the right direction along with the possible obstructions. However, fate will favour you when there are 50% efforts, then it may make you gain 75-80% results. However, when fate doesn't favour you, you may get a 40-50% result depending on your merit. But ultimately in both situations, you have to work hard. Astrology makes you work smartly, however, there is no other way out, to skip the indispensable aspect i.e. one’s hard work or karma.