I believe that going through your natal chart piece by piece (all at once or over time) you will come out of it a more self aware and self assured person. As you go deeper you become more clear on who you are, how you function, what you have to offer, where you are flawed, where your talents lie, what you value and how you want to live your life.
Knowing the details of your chart does not in any way guarantee success or happiness. It isn’t a magic solution to sorting out your life. Every part of a chart, as well as every chart itself, has both strengths and weaknesses. And the option for both is always there. Your chart gives you insight on your predispositions, your nature, your truest self.
But you are a human with free will and in constant flux. You are capable of leaning into both the good and the bad. A “negative” placement in a chart doesn’t confirm failure, just as a “positive” placement doesn’t guarantee your success. Your life and how you live it is always up to you at the end of the day. But being aware of yourself can save you a lot of time and trouble.
Knowing what you’re good at can help you hone in on and cultivate those skills. It can keep you from wasting unnecessary time figuring out where to put your focus. Not to mention give you the confidence of knowing that yes, you are in fact skilled in that certain area you thought you were. Additionally, being able to acknowledge where you’re lacking or where you are outright flawed is the first step in being able to overcome both.
It is no different than knowing you have a predisposition for a certain illness. Knowing this gives you the opportunity to be proactive and make the efforts needed to eliminate or lessen these weaknesses. Knowing in itself doesn’t fix a problem, but it makes it a whole lot more likely to get the attention it deserves if you are aware of it.