Swathi – The Corn Sheaf
Swathi (6.40-20.00 Libra) is the central constellation ruled by Vayu, the God of the Wind. It relates to the breeze, wind, and elimination of negativity. It invokes meanings of words like good going, independence, delicate and fragile.
Swathi needs to be used well for eliminating its negative influences, as it may lead to negativity. Symbolized as a young shoot blown by the wind, Swathi suggests every form of delicacy.
Swathi indicates balance and harmony and this itself may have the dual aspects like adherence to ideals and the lack of taking a stance. Often, the asterism does not have a particular point of view, and decisive action can only be manifested in evolved Swathi individuals. Extreme procrastination is one of the worst traits of Swathi whose openness to ideas makes it ideal for learning. However, only a few receive accomplishment in their chosen field.
Lower Swathi natives may signal lightness, always concerned with the need of coming to a position of stability without the need to hurry things up. This is something that makes Saturn favorable in this nakshatra. The core basis of this asterism is futuristic planning and often they ensure that their long term goals witness success. Swathi natives have proportioned and elegant looking bodies that is on the slender side. They can easily be recognized in a group having a smiling countenance.
The conjoined emphasis of Rahu and Venus makes Swathi a basis of diplomacy. They love socializing and can go to any lengths to achieve that. Civilized behavior appeals to them like nothing else and they often follow mass trends blindly. In fact they often ask themselves the question, “Who am I to blow against the wind?” despite a clear realization of the fact that they cannot please everyone at the same time.
Swathi refers to the aspects of independence or letting go of the self. It is a constellation that advocates individuality and this is further realized with the solar influence that has optimum debilitation. The spirit of individuality is not realized here in its spiritual aspect, although the nature of the conscience is more towards the mental and the material depending often on certain acquired skill or talent on an earthly plane.
A lot of rich and wealthy men of the earth have their nakshatras in Swathi. The asterism while functioning on its lower plane can lead to overindulgence and a lack of morality. A major part of this nakshatra is demarcated by law, fiancé and sexuality.
Padas or Quarters
The first pada falls on the
Sagittarius Navamsa which is ruled by Jupiter. The pada stands for the inquisitive
and restless aspect of Swati. It helps communication, learning and all sorts of
travel. Planets generate comparatively favorable results as the pada is open
minded and eager.
The second pada falls on the
Capricorn Navamsa which is ruled by Saturn. The quarter is an embodiment of materialism.
It is the most grounded among the four padas and hence lacks the fragile
element of Swati. However, concerns include material growth and stability. It
is often hailed as selfish in comparison to the material aspects and personal comforts.
There is a keen sense of business.
The third pada falls on the
Aquarius Navamsa which is ruled by Saturn. Highly intellectual, the emphasis is
on creativity, learning and cooperation. The planets encourage group activities
so that goals can be attained. Venus, Saturn and Mercury are favorably placed.
The fourth pada falls on the
Pisces Navamsa which is ruled by Jupiter. Most adaptable and flexible, this
pada represents the spirit of Swati which is to go with the flow. A Pushkara
navamsa pada, there is success through perseverance, sociability, flexibility
and ingenuity. Although the planets might appear flimsy, they are goal oriented
and hardworking. All planets, other than Mercury, generate good results.
Tradesmen, businessmen; Wrestlers;
sports with breath control; singers; musicians playing horns, organs and wind
instruments; researchers; Technology experts; Inventors; Independent
Enterprises; Aeronautical Industry; government servants; Pilots; aviation jobs;
Socialites; Transportation Industry; professions that use speech such as news
reading; software and computer industry; flexible and genius based jobs; service
jobs like right hand men and housekeepers; Adventure Sports like skydiving,
balloonists; kite makers; Lawyers; Judges; Educators, Teachers; Working Class
Leaders; Trade-Union leaders; diplomats; hosts or hostesses; politicians
Gana: Swathi is a ‘deva’/godly nakshatra, conducive to all kinds of learning due to the presence of Rahu.
Business, trade, socializing, buying/selling, art and science, diplomacy, grooming of oneself
Travel, confrontation, aggression
Swathi natives should worship SaraSwathi, the goddess of learning and chant the root mantra “Om Lam”, “Om Am”, “Om Ksham” and “Om Aam” 108 times during the lunar transition of this nakshatra to alleviate afflictions. Wearing light, varied and pastel colors is also recommended. All important actions should correspond to the course of this constellation for best results.
In the words of Varahamihira, the lunar influence gives Swathi a well-spoken attribute, with self-control and compassion. Nelson Rockefeller, the commercial kingpin is a typical Swathi native.