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Nakshatra of Rahu


Swati * Vayu

Arcturus

a sword

Chakrini raaga vivarthini gnaanamaya swaathithevi sahaayakrube|

Chandra in Swati

Four Pada of Swati

Wikipedia: Vayu

Arrhythmic

Vayu

Regional Names for Swati Nakshatra

Swati * Svati * Svathi * Swatiya

Swaathi * Svasti * Swastika * Svaati * Svata

Vayavya

Praabhanyjana * Pavana

Chotthi

Sachisrabha

Arcturus

Enlil (babylonian)

Rahu's navamsha trine

Great Leap Upward

Risk-seeking

Smoky, oily,

wild (not lawful)

Ambitious for Privilege

Arudra

Swati

Shatavisakhya

Nakshatra Vana

Plants Sacred to Swathi nakshatra

www.vedicvanas.com/nakshatravana.html

  • western botanical name =Terminalia arjuna

  • Samskrita namah: Arjuna

  • Tibetan names: si-drub, sakpa

  • common names: Arjun, Arjuna

Terminalia arjuna tree sacred to Swati Nakshatra

Terminalia arjuna * "Arjuna tree" *sacred to Swati Nakshatra

Swati Nakshatra Planetary Ruler:

Swati Nakshatra Body Part

  • Chest of Kalapurushaa

Swati Nakshatra

BPHS Auspicious events:

  • Construction of religious buildings,

  • auspicious activities,

  • sowing seeds,

  • warfare,

  • making tools or weapons. [BPHS]

Swati Nakshatra Regents = bhapa = bheza:

  • Vayu, the Wind
  • The winds = Marut = Lords of North-West.

Swati Nakshatra Symbol:

  • A sword

  • Sapphire

Swati Nakshatra Gana / group:

  • Heavenly / Deva

Swati Nakshatra Tibetan Tradition
  • Sari (Sa-Ri) = Goddess
  • Lunggi Lhamo = Goddess of the Wind
  • Lunggi = Mighty Lord of the Wind
  • Namthong Gong = High Celestial Vision

Swati Nakshatra Celestial Location

the Fifteenth Nakshatra

  • 06:40 until 20:00 Thula * Libra
  • pada # 57, 58, 59, 60 of total 108
  • the golden star Arcturus: alpha Boötis -- The Circle of Stars

Swati Nakshatra Meanings

"Independent"

"Self-Going"

Windy, Vatya, ambitious, ever-moving

Shakti of the Swati Nakshatra

commentary by Pandit David Frawley,

"The Wind desired, "May I win the freedom to move as I wish in all the worlds."

One who makes the appropriate offering to the Wind, to Swati,

  • gains the freedom to move as he wishes in all the worlds.

The Wind, Vayu, has free movement in all the worlds.

Those born in Vayu' s Nakshatra of Swati have a similar desire.

  • They don' t like to be held or tied down.

  • They like to travel where they want and when they want."

Shakti of Swatiya Nakshatra

commentary by Dennis Harness

"15. Swati: The Self-Going Star

(Libra 06 40'to 20 00')

The symbol for Swati is a single blade of grass blowing in the wind, reflecting the independent and autonomous nature of this asterism. It has a chara or moveable nature and is ruled by restless Rahu, the North Node of the Moon.

A love of educational travel and the need for positive change is often experienced here. The primary deity is Vayu, the God of the Wind and Prana. The shakti is the power to scatter like the wind”. Other symbols for this lunar mansion are a sword (discrimination) and a priest or priestess.

Swati is of deva temperament with a primary motivation of artha or attainment of wealth. Saraswati, the Goddess of Learning is the female deity associated with Swati. This is a very intellectual nakshatra that demonstrates excellent communication skills. It has the capacity to achieve justice (Libra) thru personal power.

Swati Career Interests:

  • Independent profession, positions of leadership.
  • Business skill, sales, transportation and travel industry.
  • Yoga and meditation teachers, priests.
  • Legal professions, judges.
  • Stock brokers, traders in drugs and alcohol.

Swati is located by the bright star, Arcturus, in the constellation of Bootis."

Vocabulary for Swa-ti

svA-ti:

  • name of the star Arcturus = the 13th and 15th lunar asterism

  • one of the wives of the Sun

  • born under the star Arcturus


vAyavya

  • Of partic. Soma vessels shaped like mortars

  • The Nakshatra Svati (of which Vayu is the regent)

  • The northwest (as presided over by Vayu)

vAyu

  • wind, air (as one of the 5 elements ; the god of the wind/Indra)

  • ... as Vata with Parjanya...

he is said to have sprung form the breath of Purusha...

the son-in-law of Tvashtri;

  • he is said to move in a shining car drawn by a pair of red or purple horses

  • or by several teams consisting of 39 or 100 or even 1000 horses

  • he is regent of the Nakshatra Svati and north-west quarter

breathing, breath

The wind of the body, a vital air

  • (of which 5 are reckoned:

  • prana, apana, samana, udana, and vyana; or naga, kurma, kraram devadatta and dhanam-jaya)

(in medicine) the windy humour or any morbid affection of it

The wind as a kind of demon producing madness


prAbhaJjana

  • name of the Nakshatra Svati (presided over by Pra-bha-bhoda, the god of wind)


pavana

  • " purifier ", purification; clean, pure

  • wind or the god of wind, breeze, air; vital air, breath

  • The regent of the Nakshatra Svati and the north-west region

  • name of the number 5 (from the 5 vital airs)

  • A householder's sacred fire

  • A species of grass;

  • of a mountain

  • A broom

  • winnowing of corn; an instrument for purifying grain; sieve, strainer

  • The wild citron-tree

Swati nakshatra

commentary by BPL:

Swati lagna and Swati Chandra = somewhat peculiar in personal behavior.

One is externally, socially focused upon Thula philosophy of balance and the practice of diplomatic harmony ;

yet the interpersonal balance = Arrhythmic due to Rahu

  • Like A-rudra and Shata-taraka, the Swati folk = more complexly involved in taboo-breaking activities (Rahu) than their attractive surface appearance might immediately reveal.

  • Swati can be stand-off-ish and seem uncertain of their role. Yet can jump into the situation with unpredictable spring-forward motion (Rahu) to claim the object of desire.

  • What seems like pride is really uncertainty regarding one's proper social station. Wanting to maintain the highest available level of socially harmonious relationships (Shukra) yet at the same time self-identifying as some variety of pretender or poseur (Rahu), Swati despite pleasant appearance seems to not quite fit in.

  • Tendency to marry down.

Swati natives are nearly always attractive with balanced features; but there is something out of balance in the appearance.

  • Both physically and metaphorically, the Rahu-ruled Swati = mode of travel = arrhythmic, with an irregular (Rahu) gait

  • may seem restless for higher privilege despite many material advantages in life.

Craving for something or someone that beckons with the promise of higher privilege. The craving for this object of desire disturbs Swati's inner balance.

No matter the amount of personal discipline, numbing drugs, or logical argument, this Rahu-craving persists.

  • For an orphaned child, Swati's perpetual dissatisfaction may arise from the endless craving for mother who is deceased.

  • For a married woman, perhaps her great love is not her contractual partner. She may remain faithful to the union, yet the craving for her lover fills her dream-space, day and night.

  • For a champion fisherman, Swati could indicate a subconscious arrhythmic obsession with the One that Got Away.

It is a challenge for the Swati native to set one's life into a permanently harmonious swing. Rahu interrupts the balance.

The odd gait is subtle and usually physical, typically the swinging too far on one side, or even limping from congenital conditions, injury or accident. But there can be other bodily expressions of the odd cadence, since the origin is some irregularity of the spine which puts pressure on the internal organs particularly the heart.

Swati is weaker than appearances might reveal; the endless stress of irregular desires can erode the vitality. One may suddenly give out, in complete exhaustion. However the pendulum will usually swing back into a period of vitality after some refreshment.

FEMALES

Swati

  • Shil-Ponde. (1939). Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra. p 97

"This woman has a truthful honest straightforward character.

  • She can be identified by her speech and by her manner of walking.

  • Her gait and speech are rather heavy and ponderous,

  • at least deliberate and purposeful.

She has a very friendly disposition

  • and is popular with her own sex.

She will marry into a large family

  • and she will be very devoted to her husband."

Females

  • UK-PM 1979-1990 Margaret Thatcher

  • Pakistan-PM 1988-90; 1993-96 Benazir Bhutto

  • UK-Princess Anne Laurence + Mangala

  • dramatist Katharine Hepburn

  • dramatist, philanthropist Diane Keaton

  • USA Pres-43 partner, Mrs. Laura Welch Bush(?)

  • feminist-ethics philosopher Simone de Beauvoir

MALES

Swati

  • Shil-Ponde. (1939). Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra p 84

"... a slow and deliberative character,

  • almost ponderous in thought and action

  • yet intelligent and logical

While he may be slower at arriving at conclusions than most people,

  • on final analysis his reasoning is sound

  • and his conclusion more accurate than others who may be more brilliant.

He is very religious, somewhat orthodox,

  • and his environment permitting will attend church regularly

  • or at any rate participate in some religious activity.

Many priests or ministers are found to have Swati on the Rising Point."

Males

General Description of Swati

from Das/ Behari

(high arches)

"General results of being born in Swati Nakshatra :

1. Physical features:

One of the peculiar features of Swati born is that

  • the under part of the feet will appear to be curved and the ankle risen.

You will have an attractive appearance.


2. Character and general events:

You are a peace loving person, but adamant and independent.

  • You respect others' property.

  • You may be uneasy with criticism of your work.

You may have trouble controlling your temper once you lose it.

A proper balance of mind will result in a more positive life.

You are willing to extend a helping hand to others provided your own freedom is not questioned.

You give respect unconditionally.

You are the best friend in need and worst enemy of the hated.

  • You do not hesitate to take revenge on the persons who are against you.

You may experience difficult times in childhood.

You initially try to give help and protection to those close to you,

  • but later change your mind because of harsh criticism


3. Education, sources of earning/profession:

Your intelligence and capacity to do the work are excellent.

  • You may suffer, financially and mentally, even if born in a wealthy family, until your 25th year.

However, you may not experience much progress in profession or business up to the age of 30 years.

  • Thereafter you will have a golden period up to your 60th year.

You may earn through the profession of gold smith, traveler or pharmacist.


4. Family life:

Your married life may not be so congenial.

  • to outsiders it may seem that you are the most adjustable couple, but in reality you are not.

5. Health:

  • You will have very good health.

  • You may suffer from common human diseases."

Description of the Padaa (quarters) of Swati


Pada-1 Swati* Dhanushya navamsha

MALES

FEMALES

from Das/ Behari :

"you are intelligent and fond of religious worship.

  • Phlegmatic constitution.

  • There may be some trouble with organs.

  • You serve your parents and teachers with utmost care."


Description = Four Pada of Swati ; for the Male only Shil-Ponde. (1939). Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra .p 110.

  • "Height is usually between 5'9" and 5'11".

  • A very quiet life, charitable and just

  • Believes in supernatural powers;

  • may become a monk, priest, or philosopher.

  • Fond of animals.

  • May trade in food stuffs, and prefers to give food instead of money for charitable purposes."

Pada-2 Swati * Makara navamsha


MALES

FEMALES

from Das/ Behari :

"You are tall, have a long nose, and weak organs.

  • You are grateful to the persons who help you.

  • You enjoy respect from your family members.

  • However, you may be ruined by those same family members. "


Description of the Four Pada = quarters = of Swati for the Male only; Shil-Ponde. (1939). Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra. p 110.

same as Swati pada-1:

"Height is usually between 5'9" and 5'11".

  • A very quiet life, charitable and just

  • Believes in supernatural powers;

  • may become a monk, priest, or philosopher.

  • Fond of animals.

  • May trade in food stuffs,

and prefers to give food instead of money for charitable purposes."

Pada-3 Swati = Kumbha navamsha


MALE


FEMALE

from Das/ Behari :

"You will be clever in business.

  • You are rich and earn by frequent travel.

  • You will enjoy a very high reputation through good deeds.

  • You may live away from your family."


Description of the Four Pada = quarters = of Swati for the Male only; Shil-Ponde. (1939). Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra. p 110.

same as Swati pada-1:

  • "Height is usually between 5'9" and 5'11".

  • A very quiet life, charitable and just

  • Believes in supernatural powers;

  • may become a monk, priest, or philosopher.

  • Fond of animals.

  • May trade in food stuffs,

and prefers to give food instead of money for charitable purposes."

Pada-4 = Meena portion = Pushkara Navamsha


MALE

FEMALE

from Das/ Behari :

"You may be rejected by your relatives, even though you have been a help to them.

  • You will have a weak constitution. "


Description of the Four Pada = quarters = of Swati for the Male only; Shil-Ponde. (1939). Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra. p 110.

same as Swati pada-1:

  • "Height is usually between 5'9" and 5'11".

  • A very quiet life, charitable and just

  • Believes in supernatural powers;

  • may become a monk, priest, or philosopher.

  • Fond of animals.

  • May trade in food stuffs,

and prefers to give food instead of money for charitable purposes."

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