Swati (186°40 to 200°00′ Libra)
General Characteristics: Sweet, soft spoken, virtuous, compassionate, mild, quiet nature, controls passions and desires, skilled in trade, merciful, charitable. G
Translation: The priest, the sword
Symbol: Coral – strong intuitive and psychic properties – A young sprout quivering in the wind.
Animal Symbol: Male Buffalo
Ruling Planet: Rahu
Nature: Deva (god-like)
Presiding deity: Vayu the demigod of wind, air, breath, and prana.
Favorable: 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: 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.
In the astrology chart, swati resides entirely in the sign Libra. Swati translates as “Independent on.” The symbol of this nakshatra is a young plant blowing in the wind, which represents flexibility and agility as well as restlessness. The ruling deity Vayu, the God of wind bestow a strong yet gentle to this star. Rahu is the planetary ruler and signifies hidden potential. Those born under swati are humble and often need to be informed of their potential for greatness. They have an openness to learn new information, but must also avoid indecision and procrastination. Those born under Swati nakshatra are diplomatic and they use charm to navigate the world. These people have strong beliefs in social etiquette and try to fit into society. Swati can bring success later in life. The essence of Swati is balance and people born under this star take their time to act.