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 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
6°40 to 20°20' Libra
Scatter like the wind
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.