Swati Nakshatra, the 15th Nakshatra in the Vedic Astrology, lies entirely in the sign of Libra. It consists of a single star, Arcturus (Alpha-Bootis), which is in the constellation of Bottis. It has a span that extends from 6°40 to 20°20′ Libra. The word Swati translates to “the independent one.” The symbol of this Nakshatra is a young sprout quivering in the wind. It is sometimes alternatively symbolized by using a sword.
The two different symbols for Swati Nakshatra imply different characteristics inherent to the natives of this star. The young plant flowing with the wind depicts independence and freedom. The word on the other hand, denotes flexibility and agility along with a sense of restlessness. The ruling deity of Swati is Vayu, the Hindu God of wind. He bestows upon this star a strong, yet humble demeanor. The natives, as such, possess a free flowing energy, which is as soothing as the wind. They have a sweet voice and are usually soft spoken.
Rahu is the planetary ruler for Swati Nakshatra. Rahu implies hidden potential and unforeseen strengths. People born under Swati are often unaware of their powers. They need a teacher or a guide to bring out the best in them. The natives of this star are humble creatures and possess the willingness for new learnings. However, sometimes dilemma or indecisiveness can get the best of them. They are prone to procrastination and becoming lazy. Those born under Swati are diplomatic and charming personalities. They are often merciful and charitable. The natives of Swati are strong advocates of social etiquette and do well to fit in with the society. They hold a positive outlook towards life and plan well before taking actions, instead of being impulsive.
Seed Sounds for baby names for natives of Swati Nakshatra begin with the following sounds: Ru, Re, Ro, Ta