Sutra of the Day: [by perfect regulation of thoughts] on the moon – knowledge of the organization of the stars
candre taara-vyuuha-jnaanam ( Yoga Sutras, III.27)
On the moon – knowledge of the organization of the stars
This one has everything to do with astrology obviously.
I love this sutra’s clarity of construction and its fruits. Dharana, dhyaana, andsamadhi on the MOON gives you knowledge of the organization of the STARS.
That is how the ancient seers knew such advanced astrology and highlights the importance of the Moon in it. (For example, the nakshatra (lunar mansion) of the Moon determines your starting place in the Vimshottari dasha system and much else.)
Our next sutra related will be on how to have knowledge of the worlds.