Astrology | Varg
12-Varg-D-3 - Drekkaan
D-3 Drekkaan -- 1/3rd of a Raashi Comprises of 10°
A 3rd part of a Raashi is called Drekkan - 3 degrees. Thus there are a total of 36 Drekkans in 12 Raaashi. There are a definitions for the Lords of Drekkans. The 12 Drekkans, from Aries to Cancer, will have the Lords of the 12 Raashi in order. And this arrangement will be repeated for the other two sets too. For example, the Lord of the 1st Drekkan of Leo will be Mars (the Lord of Aries); the Lord of the 2nd Drekkan will be Venus (Lord of Taurus) and so on.
Mainly there are four major
ancient texts that provide us with Drekkaan Swaroop. They are --
There is a total of 12 x 3 = 36 Tri-bhaag (Drekkaan). Description regarding only 5 out of those 36 is available to us from Skand Horaa. Drekkaan Swaroop provided by Naarad Puraan and Brihat Jataka seems to be more in tune with Skanda Horaa opinion and description judging from the comparison of 5 available quotes from Skand Horaa with the quotes available from Naarad Puraan, Brihat Jataka and Sphuji Dhwaj Horaa.
D-3, D-7 and D-9 etc Varg are very much cast mathematically. For example in D-3, a sign is divided in three parts and each part goes as per a definite rule. Like if we divide a Sign Representing Dharm, all its three parts will belong to Dharm and therefore can not go to Arth or Kaam etc. First part remain in itself Dharm Kon and second part goes to second Dharm Trikon and the third part goes to third Dharm Trikon. Similarly, it is done in Arth, Kaam and Moksh signs lalso.
Many people use Drekkaan for analyzing their siblings, but the exact wording in BPHS is 'happiness from co-borns'. 'Happiness' is a mental state denoting luck, inner peace, inner state of mind, 'from co-borns' related to our family as well as to all our contemporaries (of our own generation). Trikon are directly related to happiness and success.
Drekkaan show how to achieve happiness, success and fortunes through the particular planetary energies (represented by Ketu, Venus, Sun, Moon, Mars, Rahu, Jupiter, Saturn, Mercury, Neptune, Uranus and Pluto), they indicate the way to success by best using planetary energies. This is meant by 'happiness' in BPHS. Special perspective is achieving this happiness through other people of our generation, our contemporaries. Therefore Drekkaan is socially related as well.
Drekkaan are related to the Bhaav Kaarak of the 3rd Bhaav, Mars.
All indications from 3rd Bhaav can be derived from Graha's placements in Drekkaans: ambitions, desires and wishes to be fulfilled, interests, initiatives and activities to full own wishes, courage, brothers and sisters and happiness thereof.
Serpent Drekkaan (most difficult, 'evil' Drekkaan): The 2nd and 3rd Drekkaan in Cancer, the 1st Drekkaan in Scorpio and the last Drekkaan in Pisces are very difficult and are called 'evil' Drekkaan, leading to difficult life experiences.
Other Drekkaan -The 2nd decant (Drekkaan) of Aries and Taurus, the 1st Drekkaan of Leo and the 3rd of Scorpio are named as quadruped decants. According to Phal Deepika, 'the persons born when these decants are rising will be poor, cruel and unscrupulous'.
According to BPHS
All Avasthaa rules applies to Drekkaan as well as to all other Vargas, e.g. Saravali states about a planet in Swasth Avasthaa: 'A planet in its own decant confers virtues.'
Brihat Jataka maps the 1st Drekkaan of a Raashi to the Lord of that Raashi itself, the 2nd Drekkaan of a Raashi to the Lord of the 12th Raashi to it and the 3rd Drekkaan to the Lord of the the 11th Raashi of it. The resulting lordships and related Raashi are included in the following table.
Effects of Decanates
1-3. Decanates in Aries
If born in the second decanate of Aries, he will be attached to females, will wander, be interested in carnal pleasures and music, be intelligent, be endowed with friends and wealth, be good looking and will have an eye on women's property.
If born in the third decanate of Aries, he will be virtuous, will fault others, be fickle minded, mighty, will serve a king, be attached to his own men, be very righteous and honorable, but not learned.
4-6. Decanates in Taurus
If the birth be in the second decanate of Taurus, one will be beautiful, liked by women, will have large lips, be endowed with beauty and wealth, firmly wealthy, intelligent and attached to mean women.
If the birth be in the third decanate of Taurus, one will be skillful, be not very fortunate, be valorous, dirty and will repent after spending money.
7-9. Decanates in Gemini
One born in the second decanate of Gemini will be miserly, dreaming, conquered by the fair sex, self respected, endowed with co-born, fickle-minded, sportive and tormented by many diseases.
One born in the third decanate of Gemini will hate women, will have a large head, will have enemies, be lofty, will possess rough nails and will not have firm wealth.
10-12. Decanates in Cancer
One born in the second decanate of Cancer will be miserly, dreaming, conquered by the fair sex, self-respected, endowed with co-born, fickle minded, sportive and be tormented by many diseases.
One born in the third decanate of Cancer will lose his firmness to females, be wealthy, intent on living in foreign places, fond of wine, be virtuous, will have liking for forests wine, have diseased eyes and will like garlands etc.
13-15. Decanates in Leo
One born in the second decanate of Leo will perform beneficial acts, be liberal, firm, fond of quarrels, happy, will follow the rules of Vedas and be intelligent.
One born in the third decanate of Leo will be a miser, will steal others wealth, be free from sickness, hard-hearted, very intelligent, roguish, will have a narrow physique, be pre-eminent and will have many children.
16-18. Decanates in Virgo
One born in the second decanate of Virgo will be bold, will live in foreign places, be skillful in fine arts, fables and battles, be garrulous, will honor Vaidik teachings and be dear to forest tribes.
Birth in the third decanate of Virgo indicates one enjoying music and others wealth. He will be dear to king, short in stature and will be endowed with large head and large eyes.
19-21. Decanates in Libra
If the Ascendant be in the second decanate of Libra, one will have eyes of the lotus-kind, be charming, affable in speech, valorous, famous and will perform acts to increase the reputation of ones race and family.
If the Ascendant be in the third decanate of Libra one will be fickle minded, crafty, ungrateful, crooked, will lose friends and wealth and will not be very intelligent.
22-24. Decanates in Scorpio
One will be fond of purified food, be skillful, will have rolling eyes, be gold-colored in complexion, splendorous, endowed with others wealth, virtuous and skillful in arts, if the Ascendant be in the second decanate of Scorpio.
One born in the third decanate of Scorpio will be devoid of beard, mustache etc., be torturous, will have tawny eyes and large belly, be an assailant, will incur loss of brothers and will possess long hands and brave heart.
25-27. Decanates in Sagittarius
If the birth be in the second decanate of Sagittarius, one will be expert in Shaastra, be a good speaker, will perform hundred Yagya (i.e. many sacrifices), will have knowledge of Mantras, be excellent in disposition and will visit many shrines.
If born in the third decanate of Sagittarius, one will be chief of his relatives, be skillful, will always take to virtuous path, be sensuous, will enjoy other women, be charming, famous and successful.
28-30. Decanates in Capricorn
One born in the second decanate of Capricorn will have a small face, be fickle minded, will steal the wealth of other women, skillful, be a fortune-teller, be liberal and will suffer from diseases of the feet.
One born in the third decanate of Capricorn will be garrulous, dirty, emaciated, long-limbed, devoid of father and will be reduced to evils in foreign places.
31-33. Decanates in Aquarius
If born in the second decanate of Aquarius, one will be a miser, be skillful, sweet, fair complexioned, tawny and broad eyed, will earn wealth through amusement, will speak unhesitatingly, be intelligent and will be endowed with many friends.
If born in the third decanate, one will be tall in stature, crafty, valorous, emaciated, short-armed, be endowed with sons and wealth, hard-hearted, will tell many lies, be crooked in nature, will have afflicted eyes and will have knowledge of sexology.
34-36. Decanates in Pisces
If it be the second decanate of Pisces, one will be skillful in serving the fair sex, will eat purified food, will enjoy others wealth, be sensuous, dear to females and virtuous people and be an excellent person.
If born in the last decanate of Pisces one will be dark in complexion, be skillful in arts, will have wide feet, will be generous with friends and will consume purified food and drinks.
37. Thus spoke of the decanates the preceptors well-versed in that branch. Should the Sign holding the decanate be strong, or be aspected by its Lord, these effects will mature in full.
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Created on 05/18/2008 and Updated on 10/14/2012