The Moon’s Conjunction with Swati ||25||
1The same effects as for the Moon’s conjunction with Rohini apply to her conjunction with Swati and Ashadha. But the observations have to be made in the bright half of the month of Ashadha. I am now going to explain the special features of this latter conjunction.
2-3If it rains in the first four-hour period of the night during the Moon’s stay in Swati all field products will thrive; the second part, sesamum, green gram and black gram will thrive, and in the third, summer crop alone will flourish and not the autumnal. If it rains in the first part of the day, there will be excellent rain during the year. In the second, the effect will be the same coupled with insects and snakes; and in the third part, the rain will be moderate. If there rain both day and night, there will be very good rain.
4There is a star due north of Chittra called Apam Vatsa “little one of water”. The conjunction with Swati taking place when the Moon is near the above star proves beneficial.
5If during the Moon’s conjunction with Swati there is snow-fall on the 7th day of the dark half in the month of Magha, or if the wind is head-long, or the clouds thunder frequently, or if the heavens wherefrom the Sun, the Moon and the stars have disappeared, are filled with wreaths of lightning, one may be sure that the rainy season will be rich in all sorts of crops, gladdening mankind.
6In the same manner, one should consider the Moon’s conjunction with Swati when occurring in the month of Phalguna, Chaitra or the dark half of Vaisakha and particularly in the month of Ashadha.