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Swati Nakshatra

The Swati Nakshatra is the fifteenth Nakshatra in the series of the lunar constellations or Nakshatras in Vedic Astrology. All four quarters or padas of this Nakshatra falls under the zodiac sign of Libra.

Symbol: Shoot of a plant swaying in the wind, coral

The symbol of Swati Nakshatra is shoot of a plant or coral, which personifies the air qualities of independence, gentleness, flexibility, strength and restlessness in the natives born in this Nakshatra. Coral is symbolic of the creative, intuitive and psychic abilities present in the native.

Knowing the Characteristics

People born under Swati Nakshatra place lot of value on freedom and independence in all aspects of their life. They like to do things at their own pace and believe in long term planning. They like to have a ‘space’ even in their personal relationships and do not like being forced into doing something. The combined effect of Venus and Rahu on this Nakshatra makes its natives diplomatic, good communicators and fond of making new connections and social contacts. Always eager and open to learn and try new things, they strongly believe in social etiquette and behavior. They are very skillful, clever in business and are fond of travelling and meeting new people.

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Know in detail about Swati Nakshatra

  Translation   Independent
  Symbol     Shoot of a plant, coral
  Animal Symbol   Male buffalo
  Presiding Deity   Vayu, god of wind
  Controlling/Ruling Planet   Rahu
  Ruling Deity of the Planet   Durga
  The 4 Quarters of Swati Nakshatra  
  1st quarter   Ruled by Jupiter
  2nd quarter   Ruled by Saturn
  3rd quarter   Ruled by Saturn
  4th quarter   Ruled by Jupiter
  Nature     Devas (God-like)
  Mode     Passive
  Number   15
  Gender     Female
  Dosha     Kapha
  Guna   Tamasic
  Element   Fire
  Disposition   Moveable
  Bird   Honey Bee
  Common Name of the Tree   Arjuna
  Botanical Name of the Tree   Terinalia
  Seed Sounds   Ru, Re, Ro, Ta


The Ruling Planet of Swati Nakshatra (Graha Devta): Rahu

Graha Devta is the one who gives the ability to understand the nature of the planet so that we can work based on that planet in our chart. Based on Vedic Astrology, the Graha Devta or Ruling Planet for the Swati Nakshatra is Rahu, which gives the natives of this Nakshatra a strong appealing personality, open-minded nature, excellent communication skills and opportunities to succeed in foreign lands. They have an inherently sound business sense and achieve success due to their hard work, social nature and flexible attitude. They always exhibit a sense of sophistication in their mannerisms and carry themselves with grace and poise. Rahu gives them strong PR skills and they do well as PR agents, salesmen, designers, artists and entrepreneurs.

The energy source of Swati Nakshatra (Adhi Devta): Vayu

The Adhi Devta gives mental clarity about the ruling planet and through them, we can come in contact with the divine energy source of the planet. The Adhi devta of Swati Nakshatra is Vayu. In Vedic Astrology, Vayu is in the form of vitality or prana in the body. Due to the Air element, natives of this Nakshatra can do well as a Yoga teacher, Gym trainer, or Aerobics trainer. They could also be good musicians and singers especially the ones to play wind instruments like mouth organ. If the Moon in Swati Nakshatra is badly afflicted, the native could be arrogant, rude and prone to nervousness. They should always be careful of their diet causing too much wind.

Presiding Deity of Swati Nakshatra (Pratyadi Devta): Hanuman/Saraswati

Pratyadi Devta helps us understand the function of the Nakshatra and the planet in our birth chart, and has total command over the functions related to the Nakshatras placed in the birth chart.The presiding deity of Swati Nakshatra is Hanuman/Saraswati. The natives of this Nakshatra are of curious and inquisitive nature and have the ability to excel in the fields of music, literature and arts. They are always open to new ideas and information and willing to learn new things.

Gender: Female

Gender of any Nakshatra is used in Vedic astrology for matchmaking but if we deeply analyze this, we come to know a rather fascinating fact that the gender signifies our mental inclination towards material things and how we manipulate life’s challenges for our survival. The gender of Swati Nakshatra is female and natives of this Nakshatra are compassionate, merciful, charitable and soft spoken. They have a calm and controlled nature and take care of the needy and suffering.

Dosha: Kapha

Dosha represents which type of disease will affect the native. Swati Nakshatra natives are dominated by Kapha. The main function of Kapha is to protect the body by holding the muscle, bone and fat together. Swati born people need to take care of this dosha so that their vitality is maintained. Stomach ache, indigestion, and lack of appetite could trouble the natives of this Nakshatra.

Guna: Tamasic

In Indian philosophy, there are three Gunas, known as - Sattwa, Rajas, and Tamas. These are known as the three processes that build a successful life. The guna of Swati Nakshatra is Tamasic due to which the natives of this Nakshatra could be overindulgent and spendthrift. They could also be lazy. stubborn, critical and short-tempered.

Element: Fire

Swati Nakshatra is governed by the Fire element, which gives passion and enthusiasm to the natives of this Nakshatra. It also gives the energy and vigor to accomplish their goals. The natives of this Nakshatra are brave and valiant and are survivors in the real sense of the term.

Bird: Honey bee

Birds are the highly spiritual creatures, which came into life to give us the message from the universe. Each Nakshatra has a particular bird symbol, which shows us that the energy related to that bird is residing within us related to that particular constellation/Nakshatra. The bird symbolic to Swati Nakshatra is honeybee which indicates the ability to work both independently and within a team along with the patience to accomplish their goals. They are highly efficient and always remain motivated to achieve their goals.

First letter for naming Swati Nakshatra born baby - Ru, Re, Ro, Ta

The first letter of the name also produces a vibration, which is connected with the individual, as per the Vedas. It is advisable to choose a name with the letter that creates harmony between the human and the Universe, so that the native gets every happiness and success, promised in his birth chart. This is akin to us coming in the network coverage area of the Nakshatra we are born under, and thus getting a proper signal from it, which helps us rejuvenate and connect better with the world.

The first letter for a baby born in Swati Nakshatra could be Ru, Re, Ro, Ta.

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