Swati Nakshatra

Swati Nakshatra, ‘The Self-Going Star or Star of Purity’ is the fifteenth nakshatra of 27 nakshatras. When the Moon is between 186°40 to 200°00′ Libra, this constellation is called Swati. Astronomically, Swati Nakshatra is one big star called Arcturus (Alpha-Bootis). Swati, in Sanskrit, means sword that denotes sharp nature or talent.

Razor-sharp intelligence, intensity, and balance are the core attributes of this star. Swati Nakshatra is ruled by Lord Vasudeva, the God of Wind, Prana, and life-breath. He bestows independence, flexibility, inevitable and omnipresent nature to this star. The ruling planet of this star is Rahu, which signifies hidden potential and spiritual ascension through Bhoga.

Swati Characteristics

Swati is symbolized by the sprouting shoot of a Plant, a Single Blade of Grass blowing in the Wind. This denotes the ultimate Independence and autonomous nature of the star. Swati Natives possess strong beliefs in social norms and family, regardless of their Independence. Luck, higher aims, out-of-the-box thinking, stubborn are some of the positive traits of this nakshatra.

Extreme Independence resulting in detachment or unawareness of the aftermath, easy prey to obstacles is the primary shortcoming of this Swati nakshatra. All the four padas of this nakshatra reside entirely in the Libra moon sign.

Interesting Facts of Swati Nakshatra

Ruling Planet


Angle Details

6°40 to 20°20' Libra



Animal Symbol

Male Buffalo


Devas (god-like)




Scatter like the wind

Nakshatra Nature


Goal Name








Starting Letter

Ru, Ray, Raa, Tha

Career for Swati Nakshatra

Lawyers, Judge, and legal advisor

Politicians, social media promoters, and Ad agencies.

Sales executives, trading, and stock market analyst. 

Entrepreneurs, software professionals, Government diplomats

Travel agents, bloggers, or journalists, all careers that involve travel.

Pilots and aeronautical domain

Music instruments that function with the wind.

Yoga instructor and all jobs needing flexibility

Compatibility and Incompatibility of Swati Nakshatra

Swati Nakshatra is compatible with nakshatras like Punarvasu, Chitra, and Hasta. This nakshatra is most incompatible with Rohini and Bharani nakshatras.

Favorable Activities

  • Trading and singing new monetary agreements.
  • Planting vegetables or other crops and general gardening work.
  • Commencing Education.
  • Social and public events.
  • Meditation and spiritual pursuits
  • Self-grooming and spa visits.
  • Diplomacy.

Unfavorable Activities

  • Begin Travel plans.
  • All activities that demand Fierce or harsh behavior.
  • Confrontation or combat.