ādityānām ahaṁ viṣṇuh jyotiṣāṁ ravir amśumān
marīcir marutām asminakṣhatrāṇām ahaṁ śaśī
ādityānām – of the suns
jyotiṣāṁ -one’s future/fate of life (vedic astrology)
ravir – at the discretion of sun’s
amśumān – brilliance/radiance
marīcir -of time
marutām -that which changes
asminakṣhatrāṇām – this among the stars
ahaṁ – I am
śaśī – the moon
Of the suns I am vishnu, one’s future or fate of life at the discretion of the sun’s brilliance of time, that which changes of this among the stars I am the moon.
We know the fate of our life is in vimorti dasas, the dasas or the time spans of stars and the planetary positions. Of that the sun is the best? (could this be true, we also have the snake rahu and ketu inside the sun? Or is that even associated with the sun?) The verse says, of that which changes, this among the stars I am the moon. The cyclic nature of the moon and why the Hindu calendars are never the same each year and why the vedic astrology is based on lunar calendar. What else I find fascinating about this verse is sun is not a star? If I have to think about what exists inside in a star, would Sun be a star, I would have to say no. Sun for one not like the other planets. I have to say, I might not actually believe in joysitam (or vedic astrology) it makes more sense to think of it as science of action. However, I want to say there maybe truth to this science also, and there is a difference in believing and informing about what is also practiced in India all the time.
What does it say in Gita?
This is what it says in the Gita, take a look at the image. There are 12 suns? Maybe in our universe? It does not say 12 in this verse though. I do remember a long time ago reading from a canto (another literature) and it mentions crores of suns. Cores of suns! There are questions marks and exclamation marks here for a reason.