Planets act like guides. At specific times they step to the foreground and work to help you learn valuable lessons about yourself and your path in the world.
The energy that showers upon you must take form and manifest. However, it's up to you what form the energy takes.
If you learn about and emulate the better qualities of your planetary teacher, the power it wields will take shape along the lines of these better qualities. Otherwise, much like Murphy's law, the lessons will tend to be less helpful.
This IS the place to start your journey to fulfillment, health and any other worthwhile goal you might have. While you don’t need to be a versed Jyotish astrologer to succeed, you do need to be canny and listen to the good advice.