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Drekkana and Body Parts

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Drekkana and Body Parts
© Sarajit Poddar1. Introduction
This is a matter to wonder, why there are moles on certain parts and why certain partsof the body is more susceptible to cuts and bruises than other parts. However, this is notall, why should we know the influence of planets on different parts of the body. This is ainvariable part in medical astrology and can be used to track which planet is influencingthe body parts under trouble. Jyotish is a beautiful too to uncover, even those thingswhich are covered in the eyes of a seasoned medical practitioner. This makes usappreciate the association of the cosmos with all of us in this world, whether perceptibleor imperceptible to our senses. We are ad midst of the play of the cosmic drama and weare the player. The director is none other than the supreme consciousness, for whom theprinciple of operation of a universe and a cell inside human body are the same. Alas!We do not realize it with our limited senses. However, we can infer, from whatever wecan sense, that there is an invisible reality, which is truer than what we assume to betrue in this material plane of existence based on our senses.
 
2. What Classics Say?
1.
Decanates and Bodily Limbs.Head, eyes, ears, nose, temple, chin and face is theorder of limbs, denoted (by the various Bhavas), when the first decanate of a Rāśiascends. In the case of the second decanate ascending the order is neck, shoulder,arm, side, heart, stomach and navel. The order for the third decanate ascending ispelvis, anus/penis, testicles, thigh, knee, calf and foot. (BPHS 12.12-12.14)
2.
Left/ Right Parts:The portion already risen indicates left side of the body (whilethe one yet to rise, i.e. the invisible half, denotes the right side of the body).(BPHS 12.12-12.14)
3.
Limbs Affected:The limb, related to a malefic by occupation, will have ulcers, orscars, while the one, related to a benefic, will have a mark (like moles etc). So saythe Jyotishis. (BPHS 12.15)
4.
Marks from Birth or later:Should these planets be in their own Rāśi, or Amsa at birth, then the wound, or mole are right from birth. Otherwise these will becaused later on (in appropriate periods). (Sara 4.6) 
 
3. Interpretation
The three decanates divide the body into three parts. In each sign the decanate whereLagna is placed, would show some part of head (upper part: above the trunk), the 2nddecanate (from that of Lagna Decanate) would show the organs of the middle part(from neck to pelvis) and the 3rd decanate (from that of the Lagna) would show theorgans in the lower part (below the pelvis).For illustration if the Lagna is rising in the 2
nd
decanate, then 2
nd
decanate of all the signsshall show the part of the head, the 3
rd
decanate, shall show the parts of the trunk andthe 1
st
decanates of signs shall show the parts of the lower third.The classification of the body parts are shown below:DrekkanaRasiLagna Decanate2
nd
Decanate fromLagna Decanate3
rd
Decanate from LagnaDecanateLagnaHead* Neck*Pelvis*2nd HouseRight eyeRight ShoulderRight side of Anus andGenerative organs3rd HouseRight earRight armRight testicle/ovary4th HouseRight nostrilRight sideRight Thigh5th HouseRight cheekRight HeartRight knee6th HouseRight JawRight chestRight calf7th HouseMouth*Navel*Foot*8th HouseLeft JawLeft chestLeft calf9th HouseLeft cheekLeft heartLeft knee10th HouseLeft nostrilLeft sideLeft thigh11th HouseLeft earLeft armLeft testicle12th houseLeft eyeLeft shoulderLeft side of Anus andGenerative organs* The body parts represented by Lagna and the 7th have both the right and the left part.They are described below:
a. Lagna:
The two side of the Lagna cusp represent two sides. From the beginning of theLagna sign (0deg) to the cusp falls in the visible half and shall represent the left side ofthe body part and from the cusp to the end of the sign falls in the invisible half and shallrepresent the right side of the body part.
 
 
b. 7th house:
In the seventh house, the duration of beginning of the sign to the cusp ofthe 7th (equal to Lagna cusp in equal house division) falls in in the invisible half(already set in western horizon) and shall represent the right side of the body part andfrom the cusp to the end, falls in the visible part (yet to set in western horizon) representthe left side of the body part.
 
In the following illustration, Saturn is placed in the 7th house however is in the visiblehalf (cusp to end) of the 7th house and hence shall represent the left side of the bodypart. Saturn is placed in the 3rd decanate of 7th, which represent foot (since Lagna is in1
st
decanate, the head is ruled by the 1
st
decanate, the torso by the 2
nd
decanate and thepart below the navel by the 3
rd
decanate). Thus the body part influenced by Saturn is leftfoot.
 
Thus it is noteworthy that the visible part of the zodiac at the moment of birth (from 7th to 12th)show the left part of the body (controlled by right side of the brain), while the invisible part of thezodiac (Lagna to 7th) shows the right side of the body (controlled by the left side of the brain).Thus one should remember the association - Visible- Left; Invisible - Right.
 
4. Illustration:
Maharishis say that the moles, warts, birth marks, wounds and sores etc can bepredicted from the placement of planets in different decanates. Lets see how it works. Inthe following horoscope, the planets are placed in the following decanates:
 
+-----------------------------------------------+| |AL |Ke HL |Sa GL || | | | || | | | || | | | || | | | ||-----------+-----------------------+-----------||JuR | |Ve || | | || | | || | | || | | ||-----------| Rasi |-----------|| | |Su Ma || | |Me || | | || | | || | | ||-----------+-----------------------+-----------||As Md |Mo Ra | | ||Gk | | | || | | | || | | | || | | | |+-----------------------------------------------+

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