Swati Nakshatra (Swati 6-40 to 20-20' Libra) is taken as the fifteenth nakshatra among the 27 nakshatras. Its ruling planet is Rahu and presiding deity is Vayu. It's animal symbol is male buffalo. The word swa means "self" and Swati means self-going. Swati's other meaning is "sword". Swati Nakshatra's symbol is a new young plant under the influence of blowing wind.
Reflections of Swati :
The natives of Swati Nakshatra are perceived to be stubborn creatures with firm composure of mind and strength inside. They carry a potent personality and appear to be wiser individuals. They are independent souls who could not stay longer in any sort of confinements. They carry strong wisdom and knowledge besides which they are witty too. They are endowed with wealth and fame besides which they are givers too besides which they do receive love as well from the surroundings. These people carry a true inclination towards the divinity and pious arenas.
General Characteristics :
Sweet, soft spoken, virtuous, compassionate, mild, quiet nature, controls passions and desires, skilled in trade, merciful, charitable. Symbol: Coral - strong intuitive and psychic properties - A youn
The priest, the sword
A bright jewel or pearl reflecting the spirit within us, or a shining light.
Ruling planet : Rahu
Nature : Deva (god-like)
Career Interest :
Business skill, sales, Yoga teachers, priests, legal profession, judges, transportation, travel industry, stock brokers, traders in drugs and alcohol, merchants, independent business person, ascetic - engaged in devotional practice
Family Portrait :
The natives of Swati Nakshatra would confront a very difficult path of life specially in their childhood as they would be needed to bear much responsibilities upon land and would face much of criticism too for whatever they would do instead of being acknowledged for the same.
The conjugal path of their life would appear as pleasant to the outer world while at home they would have much differences and lack of peace and so on it won't be a very much blissful track for the couple but would stay quiet stable and satisfying.
The male natives of Swati Nakshatra are perceived to confront a good and well paved path of life which would comprise some little problems for shorter period of time as including abdomen problems, arthritis, piles and some heart problems. Altogether, his health would never appear as serious hurdle in his life path.
Favorable Activities :
Tender, moral, able in business - clever in trade and commerce, truth-seeking, studious, meek, truthful, humanitarian - cares about others, thinks before acting, accurate, reduces things to their simplest components, uncorrupted, friendly, positive outlook, disciplined, seeks harmony, generous, active in spiritual organizations or humanitarian causes, likes to be around religious or well integrated people, interested in scientific or philosophical thought, independent, traveler, persuasive communication.
Unfavorable Activities :
Do not know their limitations resulting in loss of money, status, and respect, creates debt due to high expenses, discontented due to lofty goals, restless, critical, fault finding, not concerned with family, shy, monastic, self isolating, secretive, hides their passions and sexual urges, gives too much away, absurd creative thinking, vulnerable to the whims of others, hot tempered.
Suggestions for Swati Natives :
Swati natives should worship SaraSwati, the goddess of learning and chant the root mantra "Om Lam", "Om Am", "Om Ksham" and "Om Aam" 108 times during the lunar transition of this nakshatra to alleviate afflictions. Wearing light, varied and pastel colors is also recommended. All important actions should correspond to the course of this constellation for best results.