Vedic Astrology Lesson 29 - The 36 Decanantes
The definition of a Decanate or Drekkana
The 30 degrees Sign divided by 3 is a decanate. The decanates are very important in V A.
A decanate ( Drekkana in Sanskrit ) is 1/3 rd of a house. The first Drekkana is, therefore, 0 to 10 degrees, the second decanate is 10 to 20 degrees & the third decanate is 20 to 30 degrees. Since each Sign has 3 decanates, there are 36 decanates in all. Check out which Drekkana your Ascendant falls in. Look at the Ascending Degree and check where it falls. Also you can read the Drekkana of your Dasa lord. See where the Dasa ruler is posited. Check the decanate. These symbolic representations are closely related to your Fate.
The first decanate of any sign is ruled by the owning planet, second decanate by the 5th lord and the third decanate by the 9th lord. For example, the first decanate of Aries is ruled by Mars, the second decanate is owned by Sun and the third decanate is owned by Jupiter.
The first decanate of Aries ruled by Mars
The first Drekkana of Aries represents a dark complexioned man with a white cloth round his waist, liberal minded, ready to don the garb of the Redeemer, oriented to protect, with awesome red eyes & with a lifted axe. This is a human decanate and an armed decanate.
Since the first decanate of Aries is rising, the native's fortunes are subject to vicissitudes. They will gain from marriage, property and rural industries. They are meticulous and cautious in approach. They should contain anger and Ego as these negative elements can destroy them. They are able exploit circumstances to their benefit & gain thereby. The important years in their life are 18,28,36,42,46 & 50.
The second decanate of Aries ruled by the Sun
The second Drekkana of Aries is described as representing a woman with a pot belly. attired in a red cloth, horse faced, a lover of food & ornaments, single footed & thirsty. This is a female decanate
Since the second decanate of Aries is rising they maintain that End Justifies the Means and go all out for Wealth. They show off and people get the impression that they are richer than what they really are. They should control the base passions like Anger & envy. The important years in their life are 20, 24, 29, 36, 47,56 & 61.
The third decanate of Aries ruled by Jupiter
The third Drekkana of Aries represents a yellow complexioned man, festooned in cruelty, with artistic skill, a workaholic, unscrupulous, with an irate temparament, with lifted-up stick, clad in purple clothes. This is an armed decanate and human.
Since the third decanate of Aries is rising they have entreprenaurial ability. They generate enemies who are powerful. They become lucky in financial dealings as they combine both risk and caution. They should control their negative aspect as it can destroy them. The most important years in their life are 21, 25, 31, 34 ,36, 42, 45
51 & 52.
The first decanate of Taurus ruled by Venus
The first decanate of Taurus represents a woman with torn ringlets, pot bellied, with fiery clothes, hungry & thirsty, with a penchant for gold and food. This is a female decanate and fiery.
As the first decanate of Taurus is rising they have heavy expenditure commensurate with income. They spend all that they have as they believe that money is for comforts. They have to take care not to get into debts. They should also control their anger. Their dependents hardly get anything. The most important years in their life are 21, 23, 31,42, 51, 65 & 68.
The second decanate of Taurus ruled by Mercury
The second Drekkana of Taurus represents a man possessing a discriminative intellect, with good knowledge of lands, grains, houses, cows, arts, ploughing and carts, hungry, sheep faced, dirty clothes and shoulders like the hump of an ox. This is a human decanate . Also an agriculturist's.
Since the second decanate of Taurus is rising they are likely to practice thrift and be careful with their money. They follow the principle " Economy is Prudence " . The world may condemn them as misers. They miss good opportunities as they are meticulous in investing money. The important years in their life are 17, 21, 24
33, 50 & 55.
The third decanate of Taurus ruled by Saturn
The 3rd Drekkana of Taurus represents by an elephant bodied man, with expertise in capturing deer & sheep, yellow compexioned, with mental tension supreme, white teeth, with speedy legs like that of Sarabha. This is a human decanate.
Since the third decanate of Taurus is rising they may not gain happiness from wealth. They may experience difficulties as age advances and the need for money becomes more. They are advised to practice thrift and be cautious as they have a tendency to give away money. The important years in their life are 18, 22, 26, 31, 35
42, 51 & 57.
The first decanate of Gemini ruled by Mercury
The First Drekkana of Gemini represents a female fond of needlework, with a beauty equalling that of Rambha or Helen, without any issues , with a penchant for ornamentation, with lifted hands & in menses. This is a female decanate.
Since the first decanate of Gemini is rising they will be subject to dire vicissitudes. Their fortune will be influenced by women. At the age of 30 and after they will control big sums of money. They should be careful not to fall a prey to litigation. The important years in their life are 16, 23, 30, 45 & 56.
The second decanate of Gemini ruled by Venus
The Second Drekkana of Gemini represents a man, living in garden, well armoured , with a bow, warlike, armed with weapons, face like that of a Bird and fond of play, children, ornamentation and wealth. This is a human decanate and and a Bird decanate.
Since the second decanate of Gemini is rising they will shine in business and not in service. Since they spend a lot they may not save enough for old age. In spite of good IQ they may have to countenance losses. They should not allow themselves to be exploited. The important years in their life are 19, 23, 25, 29, 32, 36, 43 46 & 49.
The third decanate of Gemini ruled by Saturn
The 3rd Drekkana of Gemini represents a man adorned, with knowledge and expertise in Poesis, Aesthetics & Rhetoic, dancing, festooned in gems and jewellery, superbly decorated in gems, armed to the teeth, armoured with quiver and bow, & a master poet.
Since the third decanate of Gemini is rising they use their good intellect and make money. They are not likely to succeed in speculation. They may have to face litigation during their 45th or 46th year. The important years in their life are 24,29, 33, 35, 41, 47, 59 60 & 62.
The first decanate of Cancer ruled by Moon
The first Drekkana of Cancer represents a man, pig faced, apparelled in fruits, roots & leaves, elephant bodied residing on sandal trees in the forest, with speedy legs and horse necked. Know that this is a quadruped Drekkana.
Since the first decanate of Cancer is rising they are thrifty and careful with money. They follow the principle Economy is Prudence In fact society may dub them as misers. Their wealth will be subject to dire vicissitudes. The important years are 17, 24, 29, 31, 39, 49 and 52. Most probably they will gain by private enterprise.
The second decanate of Cancer ruled by Mars
The second Drekkana of Cancer represents a youthful female crowned with lotus flowers & serpents, in her first virginal blossom, inhabiting forests , crying holding a branch of a tree in a forest. Know that this is a serpentine decanate.
Since the second decanate of Cancer is rising Lady luck does not smile on them in financial matters. The very fact that they are kind & generous is a handicap to save money. They should avoid risk in investments .They may lose money due to litigation. The most important years in their life are 18, 27, 34, 44, 53 & 60.
The third decanate of Cancer ruled by Jupiter
The third Drekkana of Cancer represents a man covered with serpents, adorned with many golden ornaments, with a face flattened, crossing the ocean in a boat in order to make his wife rich and adorned with gold and jewellery. This is a serpentine decanate, human & watery.
Since the third decanate of Cancer is rising they are careless in money matters generally. In advanced years loss of economic position and money are likely. Their fortunes are subject to dire vicissitudes. They always find it difficult to manage their financIal matters. The most important years in life are 19, 26, 33, 36 & 45
The first decanate of Leo ruled by Sun
The First Drekkana of Leo represents a creature who is a cross between vulture and a jackal, a dog and a man dressed in dirty clothes, a creature who is away from its parents, and crying. This is a human decanate, quadruped, Bird decanate & generally sorrowful.
Since the first decanate of Leo is rising by their merits and efforts they make money. They spend as much as they earn. They do well trading in clothes & food. They may have bouts of bad luck in their professional sphere. The important years in life are 21, 26, 31, 33, 38, 43, 50 & 54.
The second decanate of Leo ruled by Jupiter
The second Drekkana of Leo represents a man resembling a horse's body, long and powerful. crowned with white garlands , appareled in clothes to make it warm, with Krishna Mriga, with a flat nose, with a leonine fierceness, with a bow in the hand . This is an armed human decanate.
Since the second decanate of Leo is rising their main interests are writing, literature, poetry, art, music and journalism. These areas can also become their profession. They unnecessarily earn the frown of their superiors and they suffer thereby. Moderate finances. The most important years are 26,31, 36, 45, 53, 54 & 56.
The third decanate of Leo ruled by Mars
The 3rd Drekkana of Leo represents a man with a face that of a bear and monkey, with a monkeyish character, long beard, curbed ringlets and holding fruits, flesh & stick. This is a quadruped & an armed decanate.
Since the third decanate of Leo is rising they will do well in the professional sphere. Unexpected ways bring in money. They do well in intellectual fields as well as in export business. They are good at contract work. The most important years in their life are 20, 25, 30, 33, 38, 43 & 48.
The first decanate of Virgo ruled by Mercury
The First Drekkana of Virgo represents a virgin holding a pot full of flowers, appareled in dirty raiments, fond of money and clothes and going to the house of the Guru or Initiator. This is a female decanate.
Since the first decanate of Virgo is rising they are workaholics & earn their wealth due to hard work. They have to curb their excessive penchant for Money and the pleasures of the mundane. They have to avoid risks & avoid speculative business. Loss is likely during the latter part of their life. They may be subject to deception and fraud. The important years in their life are 18, 2, 30, 36, 42, 49 & 55.
The second decanate of Virgo ruled by Saturn
The Second Drekkana of Virgo represents a man with a bow & a pen in the hand, dark complexioned, crowned by a cloth, always counting debit and credit, with dense hair all over the body. This is an armed decanate & a male one.
Since the second decanate of Virgo is rising their financial condition will be OK. If they minimize unnecessary risks they are likely to amass considerable wealth.
They practice thrift and are careful in fiscal matters. Jupiter's transit of Cancer, Aquarius & Scorpio will be important fiscally. The most important years in their life are 18, 24, 30, 36, 42, 49 & 55.
The third decanate of Virgo ruled by Venus
The third Drekkana of Virgo represents a virgin, yellow complexioned, appareled majestically in a white cloth,
with good height, holding a pot and a spoon, going to a divine place of worship in a purified state. This is a female
Since the third decanate of Virgo is rising they will be successful in the first half of life in fiscal matters. Many problems may have to be faced as wastage of money creates them. Disappointments stare them in the face. Better eschew speculation. The important years of their life are 20, 26, 32, 35, 40, 44 & 50.
The first decanate of Libra ruled by Venus
According to Yavanas, the First Drekkana of Libra, represents a man holding Scales or balances, thinking of his capital and goods, seated in a shop in the middle of the road, with expertise in weighing, and thinking to sell his goods & services. This is an urban and a male decanate.
Since the first decanate of Libra is rising money from business ventures & legal occupations will come to them. Extravagance comes to the fore & they may indulge in luxury. They have to understand that speculative ventures are generally harmful. The most important years in their life are 17, 24, 31, 33, 40, 43 & 57.
The second decanate of Libra ruled by Saturn
The middle Drekkana of Libra represents a vulture faced man hungry and thirsty, holding a pot which is ready to fall and thinking of his wife and children. This is a Bird decanate and human.
Since the second decanate of Libra is rising they have to prepare to face dire vicissitudes. Many feel that they have resorted to unfair methods to grab money. They can if you try make money out of literature . Beware of unnecessary expenses. They are not interested in the orthodox ways of making money. The important
years in their life are 15, 22, 24, 29, 31, 36, 42, 44 & 51.
The third decanate of Libra ruled by Mercury
The third Drekkana of Libra represents a man, decked with gems, wearing golden quiver and armour and frightening
the animals in the wilderness, resembling a monkey and holding in the hand fruits and flesh.
Since the third decanate of Libra is rising they have fiscal success. They have an aptitude for hotel management. They love music and the fine arts. They may have to struggle hard in early life. Their life will be marked by sudden elations. The most important years in their life are 16,18, 23, 25, 27, 32, 39, 46 & 53.