"Our future lies in our hands and not on the position of planets," said eminent scientist and internationally acclaimed astro-physicist Prof J V Narlikar.
He said there was a wrong concept that planets influenced the future. "The planets are powerless. Stand on your own feet, know your problem and try to solve it yourself."
The astronomer pointed out there were even differences among astrologers with western astrology differing from Indian astrology.
"Astrology is not science, but superstition, he said.
Astrologers knew that people came to them when they faced problems and kept them hanging so that they made repeated visits.
Narlikar was speaking at a seminar 'Astrology-a pseudo-sience' here last night organised by the Orissa Rationalists Association.