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.
Quarters or Padas
Pada 1 : Sagittarius Navamsa (6.40–10.00 Libra): This quarter is ruled by Jupiter. It is characterized by communication, writing, open mindedness
Pada 2 : Capricorn Navamsa (10.00-13.20 Libra): This quarter is ruled by Saturn. It is characterized by materialism, fragility, stability, growth, selfishness, commerce
Pada 3 : Aquarius Navamsa (13.20-16.40 Libra): This quarter is ruled by Saturn. It is characterized by intellect, creativity, cooperation, knowledge, goal-oriented
Pada 4 : Pisces Navamsa (16.40–20.00 Libra): This quarter is ruled by Jupiter. It is characterized by flexibility, adaptability, ingenuity, perseverance
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.