I am 70 years old and has experience of 50+ years studying and researching on Astrology and that too very scientifically as by profession I had been a software architect for as many number of years. I totally base Astrology on the Mathematics behind it as would be evident from my blog navagrahastro.blogspot.in
To my mind astrology can only evaluate a horoscope. My friend Navneet ji follows traditional astrology and most of the people asking questions on this forum are a bit more superstitious and think that their problems can be remedied by shortcuts like Gems and Mantras and Thantras. I do not believe in such thoughts.
Variety is the spice of life and it happens with astrology too. Readers are welcome to opt for their choices.