The mysterious Yoga point rotates faster than the moon. Moon takes 27.3 days to rotate around the earth with reference to fixed stars. Astronomers call this as the sidereal rotation of the moon. Moon however returns to the same point with reference to the Sun once every 29.5 days. Astronomers call this as the synodic rotation of the moon. Astronomy books illustrate the synodic movement of earth as a circle around the Sun and the movement of Moon as a circle around the earth for ease of explanation. The sidereal rotation of the moon is difficult to ilustrate because Moon's path around the earth which is on the move is a lot more complex. Sidereal and the Synodic rotations are destined to be out of sync.
° and 20' from a new moon which can occur exactly at the first point of Aries. It creates a different Yoga effects in every one of the twenty seven Nakshatras or divisions of the sky. Rishis attribute the Yoga point to be an indicator of the influence of air element (Vayu Tattva) on the quality of Time. Yoga point afterall is the fastest moving entity in the sky with an elusive nature like air. Hindu astrologers consider the effect of the Yoga point in studying the harmony/disharmony aspects in one's life.