Swati Nakshatra in Astrology | Health, Financial & Relationship Prediction

People born in Swati Nakshatra are Intellectual, Sharp Intellect, Well Learned, Of Strong Vast Amounts of Knowledge and Curious Nature Communicative, Speaking Talents, Pleasantly Spoken, Humorous, Diplomatic and Mildly Reserved Strong Networking Skill, Persuasive Talent, Winning Over Others, Natural Diplomat and Deal Maker Respectful of People of all Kinds, Unshaped by Other People's Authority, Against Confinement.

Swati nakshatra in astrology is one of the Tiryaka Mukhi Nakshatras (or the Nakshatras, which have their mouths curved). In these nakshatras, things related to roads, dams, the expansion of metals, chariots, boats, etc., can be auspiciously begun and performed.

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Swati Nakshatra in Astrology

Symbol: A Coral

The symbol for Swati is coral. Coral is a gemstone of Mars. Mars is a masculine planet indicating the development of male genitals. This is connected to a symbol of the previous Nakshatra.

Deity: The Vayu

The deity of Swati is Vayu or the wind. Vayu is strong and beautiful. He is like the flames of fire (due to clouds' crashing). He acts upon the words of his parents. He is the main cause of rains. He speeds up the streams of water. He gives us strong and beautiful sons. He is the god of war, so he is both destructive and benevolent.

Vedic Story of Swati Nakshatra

Vayu is described as exceptionally beautiful, moving noisily in his shining couch with either 2, 49, or 1000 white and purple horses. He is a fighter, a destroyer, powerful and heroic. He is a God who controls bodily functions. Vayu is the only deity not afflicted by demons. He roamed all over the universe and was the northwest direction guardian. He was a violent god who did not think before causing destruction. He had a bad temper. He was also known for his lustful character and many affairs. His mount is deer.

Range186⁰ 40” – 200⁰
YogatharaArcturus or Alpha Bootis
PositionThe brightest star of Swati
Apparent Magnitude-0.04
Latitude+30⁰ 44” 23’
Longitude180⁰ 22” 36’
Right ascension1h 15m 26s
Declination+19⁰ 12” 30’

Characteristics of Swati Nakshatra in Astrology

  • The animal of this nakshatra is a male buffalo.
  • They are part of a Bovidae family, which includes bison, caribou, antelope and water buffalo.
  • They have thick, large horns, which join in the middle of their head.
  • Just like a bull they too are extremely powerful and can weigh a ton.
  • They love being in water and this is especially true for water buffalo found in India.
  • Buffalo is also known as the ride of lord Yama. Just like other family of Bovidae they eat only grass and bushes and are mainly used in India to push carts and farming activities.
  • At one point in life Swati natives will become either vegan or vegetarians, and due to the nature of water buffalo they love taking long showers and to be in bathtub.
  • Swati natives like to live near an ocean or a river because they need a body of water they can step in, like a water buffalo.
  • The symbolism of Swati nakshatra is the blade of grass being swayed by the wind or a sword.
  • The symbolism speaks poetry of 1000 words.
  • Swati nakshatra people are extremely independent. They want to travel, do things on their own, and know how the world works.
  • The blade of grass is the Swati individual who moves in the direction of the wind.
  • They love to travel, want to know everybody, and like the wind they want to take one piece of information and spread it to all directions.
  • If you take a single paper and throw it in high wind with a message you do not know where it will go and land, kind of like a message in the bottle.
  • They cannot stick to one particular thought; they must move, they must ride the way of current time.
  • The Swati person is a bit ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder) in nature, which is why it makes them excellent entrepreneurs.
  • An entrepreneur is to be at the right place at the right time and execute the idea to get the maximum result, after which you move to the next venture and do the same.
  • The wind blowing over the United States will flow over India and Russia; by this we can easily see that the Swati native is a worldly person.
  • They want to experience the world, travel the world and are obsessed with knowing what is happening in the world.
  • The wind touches all economies, people, animals and mountains.
  • The information that is in a single molecule of oxygen is the same molecule inside a Swati native.
  • Wind is oxygen, oxygen is the vehicle of prana and prana is what gives us the life force.
  • Swati natives are profoundly known as yogis or yoga experts.
  • They can easily master the techniques of breathing yoga like Anulom vilom pranayama, Kapalbhaati, Kriya etc.
  • As wind is felt about 3 feet from the ground till all the way to mountain peaks so the wind master Swati is obsessed with reaching the highest ground which makes them interested in space, rockets, airplanes.
  • Wind can also cause issues with lungs due to too much kapha dosha, which a person can fall victim to if Swati is influenced by malefics.
  • The other symbolism of this nakshatra is the blade or sword.
  • The caste of Swati nakshatra is the butcher.
  • Swati native naturally have a grasp of dealing with the blade like fencing, sword fighting, cutting meat or having interest in collecting sharp blades, which also translate into the nature of Swati native.
  • They will cut you in conversation, when angry and frustrated.
  • They can butcher a perfectly made business plan if they are not careful.
  • The deity of this nakshatra is Vayu, the wind god, king of celestial musicians.
Vayu Dev - Swati Nakshatra in Astrology
  • Vayu is a life-giving breath that nourishes us with the life force or prana.
  • He is the father of Bhima amongst the Pandavas, and the spiritual father of Hanuman.
  • Many qualities of Vayu can be seen through Hanuman.
  • When Hanuman was young, he thought Sun was a big fruit, and jumped into the sky to eat it.
Swati Nakshatra in Astrology.
  • The Sun god felt intimidated by the little child coming up to him, and asked Indra to bring the child down with his weapon.
  • Hanuman was struck on his jaw by Indra’s weapon known as Vajra, the thunderbolt.
  • Impressed by the child’s resistance, devas blessed Hanuman with various powers.
  • The child Hanuman used his powers to play pranks upon others.
  • He ended up being cursed by rishis that he may forget his gifts and powers. When he apologized for his mistake, rishis said his powers would come back to him if reminded by someone else.
  • Later when Hanuman was searching for Sita, Lord Rama’s wife, Hanuman feels dejected knowing that the only place left to search for Sita was Lanka, and that he had to jump across the ocean to reach Lanka.
  • Having lost his powers, he was reminded of it by Jambavan, the bear headed being, about his youthful exploits, and the subsequent curse. Hanuman regains confidence, and ends up playing out multiple roles of being a messenger to Sita, being a diplomat to Vibhishana, and a soldier against Ravan.
  • Hanuman is also supposed to have lifted the entire mountain named Dronagiri and brought it to the battlefield of Lanka for Lakshman, who was poisoned by a weapon.
  • Hanuman’s story can play out through Swati nakshatra.
  • From the mythology we can see that just like the child Hanuman, Swati native want to achieve the impossible, they want to reach the top, they have no fear of where they are going, whom they are going to meet or what they are climbing, once they see their object of fasciation they go for it; for this is why Swati native love climbing mountains, hiking to the highest trail.
Swati Nakshatra in Astrology - Lord Hanuman
  • They also love collecting shoes, buying shoes and if a shoe breaks for them major karma gets released or plays out in their life.
  • Why are shoes connected with Swati? If you look at the yogatara star of Swati, which is Arcturus, it is at the leg region of the virgin lady of the Virgo zodiac sign.
  • The yogatara of Swati is at the zero degree of Libra.
  • This is why Chitra and Swati natives in Libra zodiac sign will share the same traits.
  • We also see Swati individuals love playing musical air instruments like flute and piano.
  • A Swati person always needs a mentor or a manager, who helps them in their journey to become successful as they keep forgetting they have the ability to conquer the world.
  • They should have a vision board to remind themselves what they can and must achieve.
  • The most obvious power of Hanuman is his body, strength, and flying ability.
  • When you observe a Chitra or Swati individual between 0--7 degrees of Libra you will see they have great obsession with flying, bodybuilding, and sculpting their body.
  • Such people also become obsessed with Superman.
  • But when Swati person is trying to reach the top of their career they will face a big fight with an enemy who will try to bring them down at all cost, just like how Indra tried to use his weapon on young Hanuman.

Attributes of Swati Nakshatra in Astrology

  • Spread from 6'40" to 20'00" Tula.
  • Restlessness disposition or physical restlessness, inability to stay still at any place, fidgetiness, and noise come from the attributes of its deity, the wind. It is self-assured and asserting.
  • The winds (Marut) are the Lords of North-West. There are 49 of them under 'Pavana'. Of all Gods, he is the strongest and most obstinate. These are derived the
    knowledge, the physical internal adjustments of the 5 Winds - Pan, Apan, Vyan, Udan and Saman. Also from this comes the storms and the whirl-wind, the concrete disturbance of the atmosphere; a person born under this star is good at buying and selling; his wealth and property comes and goes quite easily. He is an independent sort of man, always striving for more independence.
  • Asceticism is yet another attribute of this star. Diseases of the wind are to be treated about this. The Wind is the great scavenger; it sweats the dross and purifies. The winnowing of rice bears a comparison to this.

Description of Swati Nakshatra in Vedic Astrology Treatise

  • According to Hora Sara: One born in Swati will be mild, happy, compassionate, affable, virtuous, incur debts, live in foreign places, be hatefully disposed to his relatives, be simple in dress, and will have few sons.
  • According to Jataka Parijata: If a person is born under the star (Swati), he will try to please Gods and Brahmins, devote himself to enjoyments, and will have much wealth but little intelligence.
  • According to Sage Narada: One born in Swati will be righteous, eloquent, valorous, an expert in trading activities, lustful, a celebrity of great order (or one who has much knowledge), self-restrained and educated.
  • According to Brihat Samhita: The star Swati makes one self-controlled, clever in trade, kind-hearted, virtuous and of pleasant speech.

Swati Nakshatra Pada Description

Swati Nakshatra 1st Pada:

  • Those born in the first pada of Swati Nakshatra are always brave, knowledgeable, speak little excess, good speakers, handsome, capable in doing any job, endowed with the sophisticated body but strong, critical in all undertakings, and winners of the hearts of people.
  • Those born in the first pada of Swati Nakshatra are Calm, Charm, Poised, and of an Open mind with Speaking Talents/CharmWell Educated, Scholarly, Open to New Ideas, Writers, Publishers, Teachers, Debaters.
  • Those born in the first pada of Swati Nakshatra are Desire for Travel, Interested in Foreign Concepts, Sciences, Current State of Society and philanthropy.
  • Those born in the first pada of Swati Nakshatra are Moral, Using Law, Legality, Negotiating Legal Deals and ContractsBusiness Ethics, Moral Sales Person, Working Deals through Speaking, HonestDeal Makers.

Swati Nakshatra 2nd Pada:

  • Those born in the second pada of Swati Nakshatra are recollected others' help; they undertake forbidden jobs, untruthful, handsome, hate brothers, irreligious, extremely stingy but endowed with good wife and children.
  • Those born in the second pada of Swati Nakshatra are Methodical in Nature, Disciplined, Organized, Structured, To the point, and Solid Business Dealings.
  • Those born in the second pada of Swati Nakshatra are Strict and to the Point, Putting it all On the Table, Wants and Needs Wanting Recognition and Status in their Business Dealings, Ensuring Own Gains Dealing with Government, Wanting Authority in Dealings, Being in Control of Others.
  • Those born in the second pada of Swati Nakshatra are Selfish, Satisfying own Needs, Interested in own Personal Comforts, Seeking Attention in Creative Undertakings May be Restricted from Opportunity in Life; Especially early on, Sometimes UN-ethical business practices to Earn.

Swati Nakshatra 3rd Pada:

  • Those born in the third pada of Swati Nakshatra are increased their enemy circle, great fools, expend money and time irresponsibly, agriculturist, not liked by the circle of friends and relatives, always thinking and unwanted by any.
  • Those born in the third pada of Swati Nakshatra are Gentle, Intellectual, Life Long Learning, Technical Skilled, Utilizing the Latest and Greatest Tech and Info Business Dealing in Science.
  • Those born in the third pada of Swati Nakshatra are Latest Technology Dealings, Dealing in Computers, Cutting Edge Robotics, the Internet in Business Using business to Change Society, Undertakings and Products that Help Society, Business Dealings to Assists Underprivileged, Making gains through Welfare Reform.
  • Those born in the third pada of Swati Nakshatra are Making Partnerships and Forming Groups to Achieve Goals, Creating Companies to Help Society, Business to suit the current Society's needs.

Swati Nakshatra 4th Pada:

  • Those born in the fourth pada of Swati Nakshatra are prominent persons. All, life like them? Angry, respectful of teachers, and wealthy. They are happy with their family and children. They are wise and bright and always interested in doing good works.
  • Those born in the fourth pada of Swati Nakshatra are intellectual, Emotional, Spiritual, Educated, Social, Flexible, and Adaptable Creative, Wanting to be Creative with Business.
  • Those born in the fourth pada of Swati Nakshatra are Working with Art Marketing towards Others, Making an Impact on Others through Creativity, Hard Working, Service Oriented.
  • Those born in the fourth pada of Swati Nakshatra are Sacrificial Nature Partnerships are with Creative People, Business or Marriage Partners may be from Foreign Lands.

Sun’s Ingress (Oct 23 - Nov 5) for Swati Nakshatra

  • The Sun enters Swati on Oct 23 and remains there till Nov 5. If you are born during this period, your Sun is in Swati Nakshatra. During this period, Deepavali is celebrated. Like Navaratri, Deepavali is celebrated for 5 days.
  • In many regions, Deepavali starts on Dhanathrayodhashi. This seems to be appropriate because Dhanathrayodhashi comes on Hasta Nakshatra and the next 5days come under Hasta Panchak. Therefore, this period is an Hasta Panchak of Moon between an Hasta Panchak of the Sun.
  • As you remember, Hasta Panchak of the Moon in Hasta Nakshatra of the Sun (Hastha Panchak of the Sun) was celebrated during Navaratri and Hasta Panchak of Moon during Swati Nakshatra is celebrated during Deepavali.

Tree of Swati: Arjun

A tree of Swati is Arjun. The flowers of Arjuna are offered to Lord Vishnu on Ananthapadhmanabha Vrata and lord Ganesh on Sankashta Chathurthi Vrata. Its bark produces a brown dye. Its leaves are fed to silkworms. This tree shall not be planted within the limits of the house. Its gum is used as an adhesive. Arjuna is an antioxidant; it reduces cholesterol and BP. It is useful in bleeding disorders and heals fractures and wounds quickly. It decreases LDL levels.
If you find an anthill to the north of the Arjuna tree, there will be an underground water source at a distance of 4.5 feet to the west of the anthill. The water source will be approximately 21 feet below the ground. 9 feet below the ground will be loose black earth, followed by yellowish-white soil and abundant water.

Applications for Swati Nakshatra

  • Arjuna bark's decoction is used to treat burning sensation while passing urine.
  • Bark powder mixed with milk is effective in sexual apathy.
  • The extract is also used to treat emotional turbulence.
  • The gum is effective as a purgativeExtract of tender leaves of Arjuna is effective in relieving ear pain.
  • An extract or paste of leaves applied on an abscess or wound accelerates healing.

Astronomical Information of Swati Nakshatra

  • Almost all astronomers agree that Yogathara of Swati is Arcturus alpha Bootis. Interestingly this star does not come in the range of Swati! This is because no star in Swati has an ecliptic latitude closer to 6.5. Even latitudes of Arcturus are +30.6. Arcturus or Alpha Bootis is the 4th brightest star in the night sky.
  • Arcturus is a red giant. It is 110 times brighter than the Sun. It can be observed in the day- time with a telescope. It is a yellow-orange star considered a very cool star.
  • Arcturus is moving at a rate of 122 km/s. It is cutting perpendicularly through the galactic disk. It moves with a group of 52 other such stars, known as the Arcturus stream. Considering this property of Arcturus, the deity of Swati, i.e. Vayu, seems appropriate.

Remedies for Swati Nakshatra in Vedic Astrology

FeedFlaxseed, Javas
DonateBrown cow or Kapila
VrathamVayu Vrata
Vedic SookthamVayu Sooktham

Swati Nakshatra Compatibility in Astrology

Sign(Rashi) compatibility of Swathi Nakshatra Bride or Groom

Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius

Nakshatra Compatibility of Swati Nakshatra Bride

  • Aries: Ashwini*, Bharani*
  • Taurus: Mrigashira*
  • Gemini: Mrigashira*, Ardra*, Punarvasu*
  • Cancer: Punarvasu*, Pushya*
  • Leo: Poorva, Uttara
  • Virgo: Uttara*, Hasta*, Chitra
  • Libra: Chitra*, Vishakha*
  • Scorpio: Anuradha
  • Sagittarius: Moola, Poorvashadha*, Uttharashadha
  • Capricorn: Uttharashadha, Shravana Dhanishta
  • Aquarius: Dhanishta*, Shatabhisha*, Poorvabhadrapada

Nakshatra Compatibility of Swati Nakshatra Groom

  • Aries: Ashwini, Bharani*
  • Taurus: Mrigashira*
  • Gemini: Mrigashira*, Ardra*, Punarvasu*
  • Cancer: Punarvasu, Pushya
  • Leo: Poorva, Uttara
  • Virgo: Uttara*, Hasta*, Chitra
  • Libra: Chitra*, Vishakha*
  • Scorpio: Anuradha
  • Sagittarius: Moola, Poorvashadha*, Uttarashadha
  • Capricorn: Uttarashada, Shravana, Dhanishtha
  • Aquarius: Dhanishta, Shatabhisha, Poorvabhadra*

Compatibility Factors of swati Nakshatra

  • Nadi: Aanthya or last.
  • Gana (Nature): Dev or God.
  • Yoni (Animal Symbol): Mahishi or buffalo.
  • Result of wearing new clothes on Ashwini Nakshatra: Good food and desserts.
  • Result of first menses on Ashwini Nakshatra: Affluent, fearful, excellent at a craft, accompanied by children and grandchildren, pious.
  • Result of performing Shraddha on Ashwini Nakshatra: Profitable trade.
  • Beneficial Activities on Ashwini: Wearing new clothes and jewellery, learning to ride animals and vehicles, travelling, plantation of trees and crop, washing precious clothes for the first time, selling, monetary investment, ploughing, sowing seeds, Vaman, Virechan, Shiramokshan and entering a new property.
  • Beneficial Savskara or Ceremonies on Ashwini: Naming, haircut, shave, manicure, pedicure, threading, intercourse for progeny, first solid feeding to baby, first shave of a baby, introducing letters to a baby, start learning a new subject, threading ceremony, Anugraha, Deeksha and wedding.

Quality of Swati Nakshatra

  • Swati is chara Nakshatra, which means when something requires movement, this nakshatra would work best like moving from one house to the other, purchasing land, sending something out for delivery, shifting office, arranging furniture in your home or buying new furniture.

Caste of Swati Nakshatra

  • This caste for Swati nakshatra is butcher.
  • They are the outcaste, unorthodox individuals whose viewpoints and ideas are above anyone’s head.
  • When they get into a conversation, they will butcher it.
  • When they start some work, they will butcher it at the beginning.
  • Butcher’s job is to cut the meat and hence, these folks love to cut people off in conversations.
  • An editor or a director takes many cuts in making a movie and directs attention from one thing to another and so represents energies of Swati nashatra.
  • This is a windy nakshatra and too much wind within the mind and brain can bring ADD, ADHD and Dyslexia; but these are sometimes blessings from God because in order to be an entrepreneur one must keep searching and stalking ideas.
  • They never are satisficed with one type of work.
  • They want to be like Goddess Durga with 10 hands, each one doing something completely different.

Sound of Swati Nakshatra

  • Roo- pada 1, Ray- pada 2, Row- pada 3, Taa- pada 4, sound has an extremely important role to play with nakshatra.
  • Everything we do, say, buy, wear, drive has a name attached to it known as a brand.
  • One must look at their chart with accurate time of birth and see where the nakshatra of Swati is in their chart, which means where is the sign of Libra.
  • If someone is with a Capricorn ascendant then the 10th house would be Libra; when using such brands or names that start with such sounds would be beneficial for career, status, fame, and favors from the government.

Remedies of Swati Nakshatra

  • The remedy for this nakshatra is to always keep wind chimes in the South or Southwest direction of home.
  • One can buy new shoes every year based on the color of the planet sitting in this nakshatra by looking at Varshaphala (yearly vedic chart), if Saturn transits the 6 th house of the yearly chart, then do not buy shoes because that will either affect one’s career or health.
  • If Rahu is in the 11 th house of the chart and Swati is your 2 nd house of wealth with Venus sitting in it, then buying white shoes every year or every 6 months will be very good for wealth, luxury and relationships.

Summary of Swati Nakshatra in Vedic Astrology

Dasha RulerRahu
Symbola tear drop
DeityMarut (the wind deity)
Rulershipbirds, beasts, horses, traders, grains that cause wind, unsteady friends, feeble characters, ascetics and connoisseurs of wares.
Work profileHunting and other cruel acts
Moon in Swatithe person has subdued passions, is a trader, generous at heart, sweet spoken, and religious in spirit and actions.
Directionlevel/ Sideways
NatureChara (movable)
PurusharthaArtha or finance

What is Special about Swati Nakshatra?

Swati is chara Nakshatra, which means when something requires movement, this nakshatra would work best like moving from one house to the other, purchasing land, sending something out for delivery, shifting office, arranging furniture in your home or buying new furniture.

Which Rashi is Swati Nakshatra?


Who is the Lord of Swati Nakshatra?


Who is the Deity of Swati Nakshatra?

Vayu, God of Wind 

What is the Symbol of Swati Nakshatra?

Blade of Grass swayed by the wind, Coral, Sword

What is the Gana of Swati Nakshatra?


What is the Quality of Swati Nakshatra?

Chara (Moveable) 

What is the Caste of Swati Nakshatra?


What is the Animal of Swati Nakshatra?

Male Buffalo

What is the Bird of Swati Nakshatra?


What is the Tree of Swati Nakshatra?

Queen’s Flower, Arjuna

What are the Initials of Swati Nakhatra?

Roo, Ray, Row, Taa

To read this article in Hindi, visit : Swati Nakshatra in Astrology in Hindi.

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