In Vedic Astrology, known as ‘Jyotish' in Sanskrit, the 27 constellations (Nakshatras) determines the core of celestial influences on our planet. The term Nakshatra when dissected gets split into Naksha - Map, and Tara – Star which points out the "Star mapping" technique. The 27 Nakshatras, in a way, represents our ideal path in the passage of life right from the moment of birth and goes till death.
Swati is among the few asterisms which are represented by a single star. Its representative is a yellowish star commonly known as Arcturus (Alpha-Bootis). It is the central star of the constellation of Bootis which can be said to lie on the top of the gateway formed between Virgo and Libra. However, we can see this asterism occupies the heart of the sign Libra and has nothing to do with the sign Virgo. With a Visual magnitude off 0.16, Arcturus is the third brightest among the stars in the night sky and can be spotted even in the polluted skies over big metropolitan cities. Ancient Vedic seers associated the bright star to the abode of Saraswati, the Goddess of Learning.
The male native of this Nakshatra is peaceful in nature but he is self- dependent. He will never cheat on someone, nor does he like to get cheated. He works hard and if someone criticizes him, he does not like it and feels bad about the same. HE is not short-tempered but when he gets angry its really difficult to control his anger. He is very helpful in nature, but he will never compromise on his own independence. He will never fail to respect someone when needed. It is also said that this native carries his childhood scar well into his adulthood.
Professional Life: The male native of this Nakshatra is intelligent and his work is very impressive. Till the age of 25, he will suffer mentally and financially. Till the age of 30, there will be no progress in his career and work, but from 30 to 60, this native will live a happy, successful, and prosperous life.
Compatibility: The male native of this Nakshatra is unlikely to enjoy a happy and peaceful life. To the outsiders, they may appear to be a very happy couple that’s only because they keep their domestic problems to themselves.
Health: The health of the male native of this Nakshatra will be excellent. However, at some point, he may suffer from piles, bone-aches and stomach problems. But if taken good care these can be cured.
The female native of this Nakshatra is kind and possesses great social esteem. She is very religious and performs all the daily rituals required by her family. The native of this Nakshatra is honest and pure-hearted that she can make friends so easily. She doesn’t like traveling much and prefers to stay home as much as possible.
Professional Life: The female native of this Nakshatra earns more name and fame in the profession she gets into. She doesn’t like traveling but the circumstances will force her to because her job involves traveling.
Compatibility: The female native of this Nakshatra has to compromise due to few compulsions in her family. This often makes her distressed, but the love she gets from her children makes her happy always.
Health: The health of the female native of this Nakshatra suffers a lot from the inside, even though she may look fit from the outside. She may suffer from mild asthma, breast pain, stress fractures and problems of the uterus
Name: “Self going”, “good goer”, “independent”, “mind-blowing”
Symbol: Young plant shoot blew by the wind. The alternate symbol of this Nakshatra is “Coral”
Deity or God: Vayu, The God of Wind.
Nature: Balance Nakshatra.
Mode of Functioning: Passive Nakshatra
Caste: Butcher Caste
Gender: Female Nakshatra
Body Parts: Chest, which emphasizes its connection with the breathing.
Direction: West, South-west and the South-East
Profession: Businessmen and Tradespeople, wrestlers, Musicians playing Wind Instruments, Government related services, Pilots, Lawyers, Educators, Teachers, Judges, Trade Unions, and Working Class Leaders, Diplomats, Hosts, Airhostresses.
Places: High Cliffs, Places where the wind blows strongly, Coral reefs, Business Centres, Banks, Aeronautical Facilities, Parliament houses, Computer places like Train stations, Bus stations, etc.
Guna (Essence): Rajasic Nakshatra
Tattwa (Element): Fire Element
Gana (Type): Deva or Godly Nakshatra
Orientation: Level Nakshatra
Disposition: Moveable Nakshatra
Lunar Month: Last Nine Days of the Lunar Month of Chithra.
Lunar Day: Saptami (7th Tithi or Day)
Auspicious Activities: This Nakshatra is auspicious for activities which include business and trade activities, Recommended for starting any educational venture, good for learning in general. Social activities and events, Dealing with the public, Activities which require a calm and flexible approach, Buying and Selling, Actions where Diplomacy is required, Pursuing Art and Science, etc.
Inauspicious Activities: Not good for activities which involve traveling, Fierce or warlike activities, any type of activity which involves aggressive behavior is not recommended for this Nakshatra.
Planetary Ruler: Rahu is the planetary ruler.
Vowels and Alphabets: “Ru”, “Re”, “Ro”, “Ta”
Sexual Type: Buffalo, makes it fertile and is dominant in sexual activities.
Esoteric: This Nakshatra represents Equilibrium for everything.
Gotra (Celestial lineage): Sage Marichi
Remedial: The best remedy is worshipping Goddess Saraswati
Historical Personalities: Like any commercial king, Nelson Rockefeller has his moon placed in Swati Nakshatra. In this chart, Moon is the lord of the Eleventh house and is placed on his second house, thus influencing him financially.
Mark Twain, he is a famous author and a social commentator, was born with his ascendant Mercury and Saturn. It is generally seen that Mercury has to be connected with some form of Saraswati aspect of Swati to find expression.
1st Pada: The first pada or the quarter of this asterism 6 4 0’- 10 00’ Libra falls in Sagittarius navamsa and is ruled by Jupiter. This pada epitome is a restless and inquisitive aspect of Swati. It gives talent in writing, communication and promotes all kinds of travels. All the planets give favorable results in this pada because of its open-minded nature.
2nd Pada: The second pada or quarter of this asterism 10 00’- 13 20’ Libra falls in Capricorn navamsa and is so ruled by Saturn. This Pada embodies the materialistic aspects of Swati’s functioning. It is the most rooted compared to the other Pada’s of this nakshatra. This pada is concerned with Stability and Material growth. It can be called selfish when it comes to personal comforts and other materialistic factors. Planets here give a sound business sense to the natives.
3rd Pada: The third pada or the quarter of this asterism 13 20’- 16 40’ Libra falls in Aquarius navamsa are led by Saturn. This is the most intelligent amongst the four padas. The emphasis is on learning, creativity, and cooperation. Planets here encourage all kinds of group works in order to achieve the chosen goals. Mercury, Venus, and Saturn are the strongest in this Pada.
4th Pada: The fourth pada or the quarter of this asterism 16 40’- 20 00’ Libra falls in Pisces navamsa ruled by Jupiter. This is the most flexible and adaptable pada. Being the Pushkara navamsa pada, it promises success through rough, hard-working, flexibility and accountability. All the planets except the Mercury give the best results here.
Lucky Number: 4
Lucky Letters: L & R
Lucky Colours: Black
Lucky Stones: Gomedhaka
Advantages of Wearing Gomedhaka