As we have said earlier, the 36 decanates are very important in both Natal and Horary Astrology. The student of Astrology must be familiar with all the 36 decanates. In V A, there are 36 verses dealing with the 36 decanates,  in Varaha's Hora Sastra. Serpentine decanates, Bird decanates, Armed decanates are all considered negative in  Hindu Astrology. 

When the longitude of the Ascendant or the Moon falls in negative decanates,  negativity is indicated. In Horary, the longitude of the Base Ascendant ( Aroodha ) should not fall in the negative regions.  Also  the important longitudes like  Trisphuta ( longitudes of Ascendant, Moon & Gulika ) and the longitude of Guna Pinda ( longitudes of Ascendant &  the House lord multiplied by the numbers of Signs and Planets ).  



The first decanate of Scorpio ruled by Mars

 The First Drekkana of Scorpio represents a beautiful woman, absolutely ravishing, with ornaments, devoid of clothes,  dislocated from her place of domicile, arriving from the middle of the ocean to the shore, with serpents all over her feet. This is a female and a serpentine decanate.

 As the first decanate of  Scorpio  is rising  the native  may  have to struggle hard in the early part of life. They  work hard and become workaholics. They  may amass wealth  beyond  the  dreams of avaricewhen  time  comes. They  have  many  sources  of  income. They have the  courage  to  face powerful enemies. The  important  years  in their life are 14, 22, 23, 29, 30, 40, 41 & 45.

 The second decanate of Scorpio ruled by Jupiter

 The middle Drekkana of Scorpio represents a woman, big bellied, with a penchant for house and husband's happiness, with serpents all over her body, with a body which resembles a pot and a tortoise. This is a serpentine and female decanate.

As the second decanate  of   Scorpio  is  rising, the native becomes a dreamer  whose dreams  are not  fulfilled. In  fiscal  matters they  are not clever. They  spend  money  when they  have & adjust when they  do  not  have. The important  years in  their life  are 25, 32 41,49, 57 and  63.  They  have  to  incorporate  shrewdness  and practical insight.

The third decanate of Scorpio ruled by Moon 
The last Drekkana of Scorpio represents a being with a human face and a lion's body from neck downwards, with a flattened nose, face as big as a tortoise, frightening foxes,  deers,  pigs in the  forest, protecting the sandalwood tree infested forest. This is a quadruped & a male decanate


Since the third decanate for Scorpio is rising  the native may get some legacies. They  study things in advance and are always cautious. They  are quite meticulous  when  it  comes to  fiscal  matters.  They  do not  trust  people. This becomes a  negative  quality in life. The important years in their life are 22, 25, 33, 36, 41, 44, 49 & 52.


The first decanate of Sagittarius ruled by Jupiter 


The First Drekkana of Sagittarius represents a man with the body of a horse and with a face human, protecting a hemitage  inhabited by Rishies and protecting their articles for Yajnas. This is a human & a quadruped decanate.


As the first  decanate  of Sagittarius is rising, they  jump into new ventures without proper study & thought. They  have many sources of income. They may be involved  with fraudulent  associations and lose money. They  are  advised not to   associate  with  such groups.  The important years in their life are 19, 20, 28, 29, 37, 38, 46 & 55.



The second decanate of Sagittarius ruled by Mars


The middle Drekkana of Sagittarius represents a magnificent woman, ravishing, golden hued, seated in the Bhadrasana pose, picking up gemstones from the ocean. This is a female decanate. 


Since the  second decanate  of Sagittarius is rising they  may have to change professions. Society may consider them  as rolling stones They  will be subject to dire vicissitudes. They  should avoid  speculative tendencies. Shipping, metallurgy and  transport   will suit them well. The most important years in their life are 20,29,38, 40, 47,49 & 56.


The third decanate of Sagittarius ruled by Sun


The third Drekkana of Sagittarius represents a man appareled in silken cloth and skins of deers and tigers, golden complexioned, with hair all over the face, sitting in a highly elevated posture, holding a stick in one hand. This is a human decanate and an armed one.


As the third  decanate of Sagittarius is rising, they  are likely to suffer in early life and  improve  their finances in the latter part of life.  They  will employ  means that are not above board and make largesse.  They  benefit  fiscally by  marriage. The  important years in their life are 17, 26, 29, 35, 38, 42 & 45.


The first decanate of Capricorn ruled by Saturn 


The First Drekkana of Capricorn represents a golden hued man

with a hairy face, with a fiendish & cruel face, with wicked teeth like those of a crocodile, with a pig like body & keeping nets, bandages and yokes. This is an quadruped, human and armed decanate.


Since the first  decanate of Capricorn is rising their  speculation bears fruit. Due to their intelligence  and  merits they  will attain to  wealth. They  are advised to  exercise  caution  and  be careful about people and check all before  dealing with them. The important years in their are 20, 21, 30, 31, 40, 45 & 50.


The second decanate of Capricorn ruled by Venus 


The second Drekkana of Capricorn represents a woman, with a penchant for clothes and searching for them, a lover of arts and highly skilled in them, beautiful eyes like lotus petals, dark complexioned and wearing ear ornaments made up of iron.  This is a female decanate.


Since the second  decanate  of Capricorn is rising, they  are  swayed by Wealth. Their  pattern of expenditure will surprise many a people They  spend  money  not on  things  which are necessary but on purposes not worthwhile. They  will  become  overgenerous  in the latter half of life. The important  years in their life are 22, 24, 32, 35, 42, 45 & 50


The third decanate of Capricorn ruled by Mercury


The last Drekkana of Capricorn represents a man, with a face of a horse, holding bows and arrows, covered with strong clothes, and bearing a pot on its shoulder full of gems. This is a human & a quadruped decanate. 


Since the  third  decanate  of  Capricorn is rising  they  may lose money due to   undesirable  friends. The  fields  of Music, dancing literary work and other  arts  are  very  much  suited to them. They  should exercise ceaseless  vigilance in  money matters. The important years in their life are 26,29, 36, 41, 46, 49 & 55.


The first decanate of Aquarius ruled by Saturn 

The First Drekkana of Aquarius represents a man with a face like that of a vulture, fond of  oils, wines, water and food being brought to him and searching for them, appareled in silk cloth and deer skin. This is a Bird decanate and human.


Since the  first  decanate of  Aquarius  is  rising, they  will have many sources of income. They  may not feel the need for money. They  will shine in politics & journalism. Obstacles due  to hidden enemies & relatives  are to  be  expected. The  most  important  years in their life are 16, 24, 25, 29, 35, 46 & 57.


The second decanate of Aquarius ruled by Mercury


The second Drekkana of Aquarius represents a shabbily attired woman in a forest, amidst blooming trees, bearing pots on her head and dragging iron pieces in a burnt cart . This is a female decanate and a fiery decanate.


Since the second decanate  of  Aquarius  is  rising, they  will make excess money. Hotel management and mining will enthrall them. They  will indulge in luxury and  extravagance.  Wastage  of money is to be expected. They  will be  partially  successful  in   speculation. The important years in their life are  26, 27, 37, 38, 51, 58, 59 & 67.


The third decanate of Aquarius ruled by Venus


The Third Drekkana of Aquarius indicates a dark complexioned man, with hairy ears & crowned. This man is putting medicinal leaves, gums, fruits in an iron pot and changing these constantly. This is a human decanate.
Since the third  decanate  of  Aquarius is rising  their  financial condition  will be in an unsettled  state. Business  will not be good. They  will  shine well  in artistic  jobs. Adversity is to be  expected in the first half of  life. Facing  reversals  and struggling hard becomes the  order of the day. Important  years in  their life are 17, 22, 26, 33, 40, 44, 49, 53, 55 & 60.
The first decanate of Pisces ruled by Jupiter


The First Drekkana of Pisces represents a man festooned in ornaments, carrying vessels for sacrifice , holding in hand jewels, conch shells and changing them constantly because of their weight, and crossing the mighty ocean in a boat for gems for his better half. This is a human decanate and a watery one.


Since  the first  decanate  of  Pisces is rising, they get a lot of opportunities for amassing wealth. They  become generous & spend all in the first half of life. In the  second half they  become miserly
surprising everybody. Litigation may  torment them.  The  important years in  their life are 22, 24, 29, 34, 38, 41, 49 & 56.


The second decanate of Pisces ruled by Moon


The Second Drekkana of Pisces indicates a golden hued woman, surrounded by attendants galore & sailing in a boat decked with large flags, in search of the other side of the ocean . This is a watery and a female decanate. 


As the second decanate of Pisces is rising they will be hale  & healthy. They  may have two sources of income. They  will be self made. Even though they  make money they will not be satisfied with it. They need more. Uncertainty prevails during the latter half. The important years in  their life are  20, 29, 32, 43, 47, 55 &  61.


The third decanate of Pisces ruled by Mars


The 3rd Drekkana of Pisces represents a man crying, covered with serpents and naked, in a forest, and with a mind disturbed by thieves and the enveloping fire.  This is a human, fiery, serpentine and dolorous decanate.


Since   the third  decanate  of Pisces is rising in fiscal matters they  will be clever & intelligent. They  do not trust people and this become a  big handicap.  Lady  Luck  smiles on them in business. Be careful while signing documents. Success in investment & shares. The most important years in their life  are 25, 27, 28, 32, 37, 41, 47, 53 and 60 in Hindu Astrology.