I used to be a New Ager. I studied astrology, feng shui, reiki... anything I could learn. The deeper I got into it, the more I learned:
1. The real veterans were more like psychics, and said that is the secret.
2. No two people agree on how to interpret Western astrology. Americans look at the "sun sign" and use that. "Real" astrologers gasp and moan and proclaim their own superiority for considering all the planet::house relationships.
3. Chinese astrology is worse. Not only does it conflict with western astrology, it has many different camps of interpretation. And, those camps are at war. Each claims prowess for itself and idiocy for the others.
4. No matter which branch you studied, the deeper you got into it, the more you learned that most people are doing it wrong.
All that led me to conclude that astrology is a sham. I dumped it before I even fully rejected New Ageism.
However, what I eventually learned is this: God knows the future. He shows it to those who love Him (and even sometimes to those He is calling.) If I can learn from God, why would I ever try to learn from some schmucks who don't agree on anything how to interpret life from the position of planets?
God has not let me down once.