Swati Nakshatra - Swati is the fifteenth nakshatra in Vedic astrology ranging from 6°40' to 20° Tula.
Symbol - The symbol of this nakshatra is a shoot of plant, coral.
Astronomical Name - The astrological name of this nakshatra is Arcturus.
Deity of Nakshatra - Vayu, the Wind god is the deity of Swati nakshatra.
Ruling Planet - Swati nakshatra is ruled by Rahu (north lunar node).
Others - The word Swati means "the sword" and reflects a strong desire for independence. Swati nakshatra people have an ability to "bend with the wind" in order to survive the forces of change which they may encounter. Vayu, the deity is the purifier and cleanser that pervades in the universe and sustains life.