Rasi or Sign – Libra (Tula)
Position – 186° 40’ to 200° 00’ (06° 40’ to 20° 00’ Libra)
Nakshatra Lord – Rahu
Star Cluster – Single Star
Star Formation / Symbol – Shape of Coral, a grass blowing in the wind
Colour – Red Colour
Gender – Female
Gana – Deva
Caste – Vaishya
Yoni – Mahisha
Deity – Vayu. the God of wind
Letters represented – Ru, Re, Ro, Tha
Representation in Triloka – Swarga (Heaven)
Category – Chara
Tridosha – Kapha (Phlegmatic)
Triguna – Tamo Guna
Purushartha (Motivation) – Artha (Material prosperity)
Body Part – Chest
Longevity – Alpayu
Gem – Gomedhaka
Swara (Sound) – Va and Ha karakshara
Bird – Shena Pakshi
Place – Shoonya (Dark place)
Tree – Arjuna Tree (Matti)
Nadi – Anthya
Swati Nakshatra in Scriptures
According to Jatakabharana, the person born in Swati Nakshatra will be well educated, do the duties in life judicially following good ethics in life, act and speak truthfully, courageous, will have good business talent, be helpful to the people, philanthropic and performs all the duties according to the rules of the land.
According to Horasara, the person will be mild, happy, virtuous, compassionate, lives a simple lifestyle, will incur debts and lives in foreign places.
According to Sage Narada, when a person is born in Swati star, he will be righteous, courageous, eloquent, lustful, celebrity, very knowledgeable and self-restrained.
Swati is represented as a first drop of the rain from the heaven. Rahu, a mystical planet rules over Swati Nakshatra. Another meaning is a razor or a sword, which indicate a sharp intellect. These people are of independent nature and very confident and courageous. They are very balanced in mindset yet very ambitious. They are like self-made people and grow in their domain or field independently. These are like shining stars in a social circuit and their presence will be clearly visible. They are visible because of their dynamic personality and humorous communication.
They will be liberal and open to new ideas. They will be pleasant and jovial people. Truthfulness and innocence are other positive traits of Swati people. These people are excellent at networking and have a knack of winning other people. They are also good intermediaries, who can strike a deal between two people, like in business or in political deals.
The deity of Swathi Nakshatra is Vayu, the God of Wind, which signifies free mind. They do not want to restrict themselves in anything. They may like to travel often and does not like to get confined to one place. In their personal life also, they do not like anybody to interfere in their path and wants to be like a free bird. As both Libra sign and Swati Nakshatra are Chara (moveable) category, their mind will always be on the move. Their dreams and wants will always change. Because of these fluctuations in their wishes, their decision making will affect considerably. The people closest to them will have difficulty to cope up with these individuals.
Swati Nakshatra people are very passionate and lustful in nature. Sometimes they become very stubborn and arrogant individuals. They may not like the criticism of their personality and work. They feel the resentment towards the people who criticize them. The problem with them is that they will have the difficulty in adjusting with the situation. They will want everything as per their wants and they will do anything to achieve it. If other planets support it, then life goes smoothly. Otherwise, they will face a lot of problems in fulfilling their desires. If Moon is afflicted or associated with negative planets, then there can be uncontrolled sexual urges and impulsive nature is seen
Apart from the above characteristics, some of the specific characters for different padas or quarters under Swati star are as follows.
Swati Nakshatra 1st Pada – (06° 40’ to 10° 00’ Libra) – Jupiter is the sub lord of 1st pada of Swati Nakshatra. These people are very scholarly, knowledgeable and will have good grasping power. They will be good looking and charming. They follow family tradition and rituals seriously. Will be philanthropic in nature. But will be arrogant of their knowledge and popularity.
Swati Nakshatra 2nd Pada – (10° 00’ to 13° 20’ Libra) – Saturn rules over this pada or quarter. These people want to explore new opportunities but the circumstances will restrict them from doing so. They will be very methodical and disciplined in nature. They go through a lot of fluctuations in finances and sometimes find themselves in a debt trap. They may be fond of alcohol and other such habits.
Swati Nakshatra 3rd Pada – (13° 20’ to 16° 40’ Libra) – It falls in Aquarius amsha and Saturn rules over this pada. These people are short-tempered and hated by enemies. They will be very spendthrift and lustful in nature. They may have a philosophical mindset and likes to be associated with people of the same liking. They will do good in business especially in the partnership business.
Swati Nakshatra 4th Pada – (16° 40’ to 20° 00’ Libra) – Jupiter rules over this pada. These people will have a sacrificing nature and work for others. They will be liked by everyone and respectable in society. They will have unusual desires and will experiment in relationships.
Swati Nakshatra in Muhurta or Electional Astrology
Swati Nakshatra is Chara (movable), and it is suitable for riding vehicles, horse and any type of journey and any other act which involve moving can be done.
Swati is also Tiryang mukhi (straight looking) Nakshatra. It is used for the construction of roads, dams, expansion of metals etc.