Ketu, the Moon’s South Node, and planet of spirituality and escape, is in Pada (part) One of Swati from April 24th to June 26th 2023, the nakshatra within zodiacal Libra.
Swati’s first pada is ruled by Sagittarius navamsha, the chart of marriage and good fortune, which enhances Ketu’s focus on freedom and higher knowledge. You combine a natural mysticism with a Jupiter-ruled affinity for education, and may even tap into an experience which changes the way you see the world.
This comes especially in a relationship, where you meet somebody through a love of study and travel, or move to another level with your partner through a blend of romance and spirituality.
Pada One is linked to the Dharma direction of life, and ambitions based in a harmonious and evolutionary purpose are favoured, and also balance Ketu’s tendency to act without thinking.
Swati’s Shakti, or special power, ‘To Scatter Like the Wind’, gives you a wide range of interests and suggests planting ideas on a subtle level, perhaps through chanting and affirmation.
This nakshatra is ruled by Vayu, the Wind God, where Ketu intensifies your interest in yoga and breath-work, specifically pranayama, as part of your meditation practice – it is good to study this discipline under an experienced teacher.
Wind and air also give power to your voice, and a philosophical debate may become deep, and even quite heated, and is only finally resolved on the level of personal experience. You want to share your insights, and may consider teaching an esoteric subject or enhancing your current knowledge offering.
Travelling takes on the quality of a pilgrimage or voyage of discovery, where even a simple holiday is an opportunity for mind-expansion and enlightenment.