The planets influencing the 1st
hour of the morning of each day of creation:
Note: The following parenthetical information is always interesting to most people. Many are amazed that something as basic as the non-Jewish names of the days of the week are based on idol worship, which is an adulterated version of astrology based on ancient Jewish sources. That is, the non-Jewish names of the days of the week are based on the names of the planets that ruled at the beginning of the morning of each day of creation (based on Rashi, Shabbat 129):
Swift tidings Weather
Tuesday (Tiw’s day)
(Odin’s day) (Thor’s day) (Frigga’s day)
Note: Recall that according to Rambam, non-Jews deified the planets, calling them by names of the gods, and dedicated the days of the week to them.
While the previous sources suggest mazal is fixed, on the other hand, the Torah is replete with promises of wealth, health and life for keeping the Torah, and punishment of poverty, sickness and death for transgressing the Torah. This implies that these matters depend on merit.
Also, consider the following:
תותואמו ודמלת לא םיוגה ךרד לא 'ה רמא הכ (י והימרי) רמאנש...לארשיל לזמ ןיא .לארשי אלו ותחי םה - המהמ םיוגה ותחי יכ ותחת לא םימשה
Resolution: While mazal plays a great role in determining one’s portion in life as well as one’s character traits, it is not entirely fixed. It can be changed.