TESLA: 

 

 

The Genius Who Lit the World

 

 

By Sister Ray the Astrologer

 

 

© Gail Lawson Clough 2014

 

 

As originally published in the August, 2014 issue of Dell Horoscope, The World's Leading Astrology Magazine

 

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There is no subject more captivating, more worthy of study, than nature.  To understand this great mechanism, to discover the forces which are active, and the laws which govern them, is the highest aim of the intellect of man.[1]

 

 

Introduction

The Outer Planets

Pluto in Taurus Rising:  The Great Transformer

Uranus in Taurus in the First House:  Genius in Rebellion

AC v. DC:  The Battle of the Currents

Uranus and Pluto Together:  The Power of Genius Lights the World

Neptune and the Reluctant Clairvoyant

Mighty Jupiter

Jupiter in Aries:  Tesla and the Kundalini Fire

Tesla and Twain:  Great Minds Think Alike

The Sun, Moon and Personal Planets

Sun/Venus Square Moon/Mars

Saturn and Mercury:  Mind Over Matter

Electrical Earth:  Terrestrial Stationary Waves

 

Introduction

 

When the names of the greatest intellects in modern history are mentioned -- Copernicus, Kepler, Tycho Brae, Galileo, Kant, Descartes, Newtown, Einstein and Hawkins, for example -- one name is almost always left out:  TESLA.  Every time you turn on your radio, you are using an invention devised by the mysterious Serbian-American genius, Nikola Tesla.  He invented radio, fluorescent lighting, neon lighting and X-rays, just for starters.  The electric current in your wall sockets exists because of this extraordinary person, who, with fellow inventor, George Westinghouse, provided electric light to the public for the first time at the Chicago World’s Fair in 1893.  He also designed the world’s first commercial power plant in 1895 at Niagara Falls, New York.  It is difficult to keep up with his many inventions and the number of patents awarded to him by the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office.  He is rarely given credit for his important contributions to the advancement of the human race, and in many cases, such as wireless broadcasting and the existence of cosmic rays, for example, others are given credit for his work. 

 

For years, his memory was neglected and even suppressed.  In the 1980's, there was only one book about him in the entire New York Public library system, a small paperback that you could not check out!  In the 1990's, a movement began to rediscover Tesla's legacy.  Some of the injustice visited upon him by history has been rectified, but what he considered his greatest discovery is rarely mentioned.  Tesla was known mainly as an electrical engineer and inventor, but the discovery he considered his most important has significant implications for the study of astrology.

 

Tesla was born on the stroke of midnight between July 9 and 10, 1856 in Smiljan, Croatia.  He was a complicated man, private and inscrutable with an unfathomable intellect, but his horoscope has a clear design:  It is almost as though the outer planets have taken over the inner planets.  The outer planets and one inner planet, Jupiter, are grouped around the Ascendant; and the inner planets are all paired together with the Sun, Moon and Saturn.  For centuries, astrologers only had the Sun, Moon and the five personal planets to guide them, nevertheless, they made astonishingly accurate predictions such as the death of Julius Caesar and Alexander the Great.  When the outer planets were discovered (Uranus in 1781; Neptune in 1846; and Pluto in 1930), they were originally believed to affect mostly generations, with minimal personal involvement in the horoscope, however, when they interact with the Sun, Moon and five classic personal planets, they most certainly do have a personal effect.  In some horoscopes, such as Tesla's, for example, the outer planets have tremendous significance.  He was driven by the outer planets and, with Jupiter's support, they seemed to dominate his life, especially Uranus and Pluto.

 

The Outer Planets

 

 

Pluto in Taurus Rising:  The Great Transformer

 

Pluto in Taurus occurred from 1851-1882 at the height of the Industrial Revolution when the world was transformed by big money and big machines.  Pluto in Taurus is rising in Tesla's chart, only two degrees from the Ascendant.  It is not surprising that, in his time, people were in awe to be in his presence, not only for his titanic intellect, but also for his appearance for he was a sight to behold at 6'2," tall and handsome with magnetic eyes.  He was secretive, stubborn and domineering, always insisting on doing things his own way.  Pluto is the Great Transformer, and it was Tesla’s invention of the transformer that made it possible to distribute electricity on a mass-market basis and light up America.  Tesla's motors drove the machines and power plants that changed the way we live.  Pluto is quintile the Sun, enhancing Tesla's deep creativity; Pluto is also sextile Saturn, representing the power to translate vision into form.  He transformed (Pluto) the world (Taurus, the sign that rules the Earth) by making electricity (Uranus) commercially feasible (Jupiter). 

 

Pluto in the first house indicates the possibility of great wealth, but Pluto can also indicate great deprivation.  Tesla was a millionaire before he was 40, but he every time he got his hands on a large sum of money, he would spend it on experiments, most of which were the first of their kind and very expensive.  Pluto in the first house inevitably leads to power struggles.  Tesla was prey to a plethora of Plutonian power struggles, which affected his ability to gain funding from the powerful bankers who controlled big money, like J.P. Morgan.  By far, the most famous of Tesla's power struggles involved Thomas Edison in a war that is called, "The Battle of the Currents."

 

Uranus in Taurus in the First House:  Genius in Rebellion

 

Uranus is the planet of genius and rebellion. Tesla couldn’t help but rebel against the contemporary corporate and intellectual power structures constraining him because he was so far ahead of his time, no one understood him.  One of his first rebellions was against Thomas Edison when Edison failed to honor a contract and cheated Tesla out of his $50,000 fee for remodeling all of Continental Edison Company’s DC generators.  Tesla walked out on Edison over this, but it would not be the first time that Tesla would be cheated out of, or lose a fortune, nor the last time he would battle Edison.  His greatest battle with Edison was yet to come.

 

Uranus is the planet of electricity.  Tesla understood electricity like few others, except perhaps Daniel Faraday.  This came naturally to Tesla, with Uranus in Taurus in sextile aspect to the Sun and Neptune.  He viewed electricity as a fluid, and solved the problem of how to adapt alternating electrical current (AC) for commercial and consumer use.  When the young Tesla was studying to be an electrical engineer, one of his professors told him that it was impossible to build an AC motor!  Tesla disagreed.  He would eventually build all kinds of AC motors, but his most valuable motor was the polyphase transformer, which made it possible to mass-market electricity.  Lighting up America with electrical power was perhaps the greatest challenge since the construction of the transcontinental railroad.  This Promethean feat involved a major power struggle between Nikola Tesla and George Westinghouse v. Thomas Edison and J.P. Morgan.

 

AC v. DC:  The Battle of the Currents

 

There are two types of electrical current, direct current (DC), the kind of electricity that is used in batteries, and alternating current (AC), the kind that is used in power plants and your home.  DC goes in only one direction and runs at low voltages; AC goes back and forth and runs at very high voltages.  Tesla and Edison had a great battle over which type of current was safer and more economical.  Edison favored DC current, but DC current couldn’t be transmitted more than a mile, and it was simply not practical nor economically possible to build a power plant every mile in the geographically gigantic United States of America.  The problem was that no one knew how to harness AC for practical use because it goes back and forth, causing interruptions in power when the current switches directions.  Tesla solved this problem with his polyphase generator, which ran three cycles of current in successive intervals so that there would be no interruptions.  His transformer also made it possible to “shift gears” between high and low-voltage current.  Millions of volts of electricity could be transmitted long-distance from a central power plant, and then siphoned off into smaller, more manageable quantities for local commercial use. 

 

Edison launched a vicious public marketing campaign to try to prove that AC was too dangerous for commercial use.  His tactics included public electrocutions of animals (until this practice was stopped by the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) and promoting a change in the method of executing criminals condemned to death from hanging or lethal injection to electrocution in the electric chair.  The final showdown of AC v. DC came about over who would provide illumination for the Columbian Exhibition at the 1893 Chicago's World Fair.  The Fair was to last for six months, and would bring worldwide publicity to the winner of the contract.  Westinghouse outwitted Edison by leaving any profit margin out of his bid for the contract, thus underbidding him.  Westinghouse Electric & Manufacturing Company, together with the Tesla Polyphase System, won the contract to light the Columbian Exhibition and provide the first mass-market electrical illumination in the United States of America.  This led to the contract for the world's first hydro-electric power plant at Niagara Falls, which was also built by Tesla and Westinghouse, and is still in operation today.

 

 

Uranus and Pluto Together:  The Power of Genius Lights America

 

Uranus rules electricity and Pluto rules power -- with both in the first house, there would be great pressure on Tesla to leave his mark on the world, and he would do it with the power of electricity.  Before his motors were invented, only the very wealthy could have electrical power because it was DC and required a huge, noisy, expensive, nearby generator.  Tesla's polyphase motor made it possible to provide affordable electricity to the public from centralized power stations, which could transmit power over long distances, then step it down and distribute it to local substations.  The genius of this one man made it possible to light the United States of America, improving life dramatically for millions of people, yet he rarely gets credit.  With the planet of revolution sharing the same house as the planet of upheaval, Tesla led a life of extremes.  He experienced great triumph and bitter disappointment in his life.  One of his greatest disappointments was the award of the Nobel Peace Prize to Guglielmo Marconi for inventing radio, which was Tesla’s invention.  Tesla was eventually vindicated by the U.S. Supreme Court, which declared that his patent pre-dated and superseded Marconi’s by more than a decade.  Sadly, Tesla was not able to savor this victory because the case was decided posthumously.  Pluto, planet of death, in action again.

Uranus in Taurus is in its fall, and Tesla would not get credit for his many of his discoveries.  One of the most important, the existence of cosmic rays, was ignored by the scientific establishment for years until the 1930's when another scientist was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for Tesla's discovery!  Tesla discovered cosmic rays when he realized that the Sun has a powerful electric charge that spews millions of tiny particles into space.  These combine with other interplanetary and interstellar particle bombardments to produce cosmic rays.  Tesla loved demonstrating this in his shows with an empty vacuum tube he called a "carbon button lamp" which he would hold in one hand while hundreds of thousands of volts poured through his body.  The lamp produced a brilliant, incandescent light which Tesla used as a model for sunlight.  Unfortunately, the exact details of this mind-blowing demonstration are lost in time.  Perhaps Tesla, with his secretive nature (Sun in Cancer, Jupiter and Neptune in the twelfth house), wanted to keep this flashy technique to himself.  Tesla believed the aurora borealis was caused by cosmic rays.  Cosmic rays are now an accepted phenomenon, and protecting astronauts traveling in space from them is a top priority for NASA's space program.  Since Tesla's death, cosmic rays have been studied and further categorized into solar cosmic rays, galactic cosmic rays, anomalous cosmic rays and extragalactic cosmic rays.   For those of us who study and practice astrology, the existence of cosmic rays could shed light on how the Sun, Moon, planets and stars influence us physically, but we still need to know more before we understand exactly how this happens.  It is regrettable that Tesla's papers on this subject were long ago lost.  He destroyed the records and apparatus of many of his experiments and this may have been one of them.

 

Tesla's rebellious nature, combined with constant power struggles and a complete lack of business sense, would cause him lots of trouble during his life and beyond.  It would be fair to say that Tesla was his own worst enemy.  His inability to compromise, combined with his original and brilliant intellect, made him unique among men and difficult to understand.  It must have been quite a challenge to have such an advanced mind, and to compensate, Tesla may have denied the human part of himself, including the spiritual part.  There is little doubt that Tesla was clairvoyant, but this he vehemently denied.  It is certainly clear in his horoscope.

 

Neptune and the Reluctant Clairvoyant

 

It is no exaggeration to say that the outer planets seemed to take over Tesla's life.  In the 12th house, along with Jupiter, is mysterious Neptune, the second of the three outer planets and the other blue planet.  She is powerfully placed in her own sign and house.  Neptune rules the ocean, oil, earthquakes, divine inspiration, the imagination, mysticism and psychic phenomenon of all kinds, especially clairvoyance.  Tesla angrily denied having clairvoyance, but it is undeniable that his inventions came from visions that could have been supernatural, encouraged by Neptune sextile brilliant Uranus and trine the Sun conjunct Venus.  Neptune is also square Mercury and Chiron, and quincunx Mars, so he resisted and even denied his gift (which also caused him great physical suffering).  He claimed to believe that human beings are automatons, "meat machines," as he so bluntly put it.  Regardless of Tesla's attitude towards spiritual matters, he used his vision and inspiration to create marvelous inventions.

 

 

In fact, nearly all of Tesla's marvelous motors were conceived in a single visionary incident in Budapest in February, 1882.  It was sunset and Nikola was reciting Goethe's Faust from memory while walking through the city park with a good friend, Anital Szigety.  Suddenly, Tesla went into a trance (sounds like Neptune to me).  In the blinding setting sun, a series of visions appeared, which presented to him not just the designs, but the finished products for all of the important motors he invented, including the polyphase generator. 

 

Tesla had mysterious breakdowns all of his life.  The Moon conjunct Mars in Libra in his sixth house of work is burdened by squares and an opposition to Jupiter.  Tesla overworked himself to the point of exhaustion as a habit, which probably contributed to some of his extrasensory experiences.  The worst one occurred right after he moved to Budapest in January, 1881 and right before the visions in the setting sun.  He had a catastrophic nervous attack in which his senses became so amplified that he could hear a fly alight on a lamp and a watch ticking three rooms away.  The touch of the sun's rays stunned him like he was being kicked in the head.  There was no cure nor hope from the many doctors who treated him, and he was not expected to recover.  His friend, Anital, an athlete and master mechanic, somehow nursed him back to health, but it took almost a year.  Perhaps the severity of these reoccurring attacks was partly attributable to Neptune's neighbor in the twelfth house, mighty Jupiter.

 

Mighty Jupiter

 

Jupiter and Neptune in the twelfth house fed Tesla’s revolutionary insight and, combined with Uranus and Pluto in the next house over, created an extravagant (Jupiter in Aries), clairvoyant visionary (Neptune in Pisces) with a headstrong (Taurus), even reckless (Uranus), megalomaniacal (Pluto) personality.  He became the archetype of the “mad scientist,” but Tesla was not crazy.  He was idealistic and way ahead of his time.  Tesla wanted to help advance the human race.  Uranus rules Aquarius, sign of humanity, and Tesla gave up his greatest fortune, the royalties on his Westinghouse patents, for the welfare of humanity.  In a grand humanitarian and Plutonian gesture, Tesla tore up his twelve-million dollar patent royalty contract with Westinghouse so General Electric (which was facing bankruptcy) could build power plants nationwide to provide the public affordable electric power.  This gesture sealed his victory over Edison in the Battle of the Currents.  Jupiter in Aries indicates headstrong excess, and this was true of Tesla, both in his intellectual pursuits and his fiscal practices.   With Tesla, it was easy come, easy go when it came to money.  He viewed money as a means to finance his experiments, not an end to attain financial stability. 

 

One of his most expensive projects was Wardencliff Tower in Shoreham, Long Island.  AT 187-feet tall, it was meant to be the first broadcasting tower in the world and was meant to transmit electricity without wires.  That he intended to provide free electricity with this invention earned him the wrath of super-capitalist, J.P. Morgan, who had funded some of Tesla’s early experiments.  Morgan rallied his colleagues in the business world and they colluded to ensure that Tesla would not receive funding for any more of his revolutionary ideas.  This conspiracy eventually prevented Tesla from conducting any more experiments because he could not obtain the funding and Wardencliff Tower was ultimately dismantled for scrap metal by creditors who had foreclosed on the property. 

 

While we are discussing Jupiter and Neptune in the twelfth house, a word about Soul Choices is in order.  Soul Choices are the choices made by the soul between lifetimes and are measured by the fifth, ninth and twelfth houses.  Two of Tesla's Soul Choice houses, the fifth house of choosing the path and the ninth house of finding the path are empty, with fire signs Leo and Sagittarius on their respective cusps.  Fire is the element of spirit, and Tesla was clearly a highly-developed spirit with clear motivations.  As Prometheus brought fire to early humans, Tesla helped bring the light of electric illumination into the lives of modern humans.  The Sun, Leo's ruler, is situated one degree from the Nadir and Jupiter, Sagittarius's ruler, is situated in the twelfth house of walking the path, along with Neptune in Pisces.  The soul choices here are clear:  rocking the world through visionary experience in a life almost surreal in its extremes.  By the way, my fellow stargazers, without Tesla, we wouldn't have rock and roll because he invented the type of vacuum tube used to power Marshall and Fender amps in the 1960-s - 1970's!  With Jupiter and Neptune sharing the twelfth house, Tesla made mighty discoveries through his transcendent visions.  He reached into the higher worlds and gifted humanity with his complicated inventions.  Perhaps it is possible that he did this in part with the power of the Kundalini Fire.

Jupiter in Aries:  Tesla and the Kundalini Fire

 

Jupiter is the planet of thunder.  Tesla was said to have been born during a thunderstorm, which makes a lot of sense since Jupiter in his twelfth house represents immediate pre-natal conditions.  Jupiter is also the planet of abundance.  Tesla's intellectual and visionary prowess was extraordinary.  He regularly suffered from burnout because he insisted on continually working himself to the point of exhaustion, permitting himself only two hours of sleep per night.  This may have contributed to his numerous supernatural experiences and nervous breakdowns.  Jupiter is the co-ruler of Pisces, and in the sign of the warrior supported by mystical Neptune, it is no wonder that Tesla had Earth-shattering visions that nearly destroyed him at times.  At some point in his life, Jupiter in fire sign Aries may have caused a spontaneous awakening of the Kundalini force, the powerful force that is said to reside coiled like a serpent in the root chakra located in the lower back.  It is possible that the Kundalini fire played a role in Tesla's great 1882 Budapest setting sun visionary experience.  Tesla was in a state of ecstasy for two months following the occurrence of this vision, which is a condition that is reputed to coincide with the awakening of Kundalini.  The Kundalini force is not well understood  and one wonders if the awakening of the Kundalini could be an electrical or electromagnetic phenomenon.  It is unfortunate that Tesla was so stubborn when it came to the supernatural that he did not try to understand his remarkable visionary powers the way he tried to understand electricity. 

 

It is also unfortunate that Tesla had an afflicted Jupiter.  Mighty Jupiter does not like being hidden in the twelfth house (even though he is accidentally dignified by house position there), and he is burdened by three squares and an opposition.  Jupiter is square the Sun, Venus and Saturn, forming a T-Square with these three planets and their squares to the Moon (which is opposing Jupiter).  It is not surprising that Tesla would deny himself a "normal" life.  He never married because he was married to his work.  His work was his life.  Jupiter is opposite the Moon, which is the only opposition in Tesla's chart.  The tendency to extremes seems unavoidable with this opposition, and, indeed, Tesla experienced all sorts of physical and financial extremes in his life.  Besides being a lifelong workaholic, at one point, he was a compulsive gambler; at another, a heavy smoker.  He made and then lost a fortune.  People who have only one opposition in their charts tend to focus their emotions around the issues set forth in the planets and houses involved in the opposition.  In this case, Jupiter in Aries in the twelfth house is opposite the Moon conjunct Mars in the sixth house in the sign of relationships, Libra.  Tesla's most important relationship was the one he had with his work.  He funneled most of his life force into his work and hid his private life.  Although Tesla had many friends and social relationships in his life, in general, he was not very good at them.  One exception was his relationship with his close friend, Mark Twain.

 

 

Tesla and Twain:  Great Minds Think Alike

 

Tesla had Mercury in its own sign, Gemini, in out-of-sign conjunction with Saturn in Cancer.  He was obsessive/compulsive to an extreme, with numerous phobias.  He measured his food to the gram and always required two dozen napkins when he dined (which was always alone, unless he was giving one of his phenomenal gourmet dinner parties).  Another of Tesla's obsessions was in his reading -- once he selected an author to explore, he would read everything the author ever wrote.  He complained that this was a serious problem for him when he discovered Voltaire!  As a young man, Tesla contracted cholera when he returned home from school one year and almost died from it.  It took over a year to recover, and it was at this time that Tesla discovered Mark Twain and read everything he wrote.  When he met Samuel Langhorne Clemens at Delmonico's restaurant in New York City years later, they hit it off immediately.  Clemens wept when Tesla credited him for saving his life and they became lifelong friends.  Clemens, who was born on November 30, 1835 at 4:45 a.m. in Florida, Missouri (this is C-rated) shared some astrological camaraderie with Tesla.  Clemens' Jupiter was situated at fourteen-degrees Cancer, exactly conjunct Tesla's Venus and three degrees from Tesla's Sun.  Clemens had the Moon conjunct Pluto at fifteen and twelve-degrees Aries respectively, so he would incite and inspire Tesla's Jupiter, as well as have a profound effect on Tesla's emotions because the two men had opposing Moons.  With Saturn (and Mercury) in Scorpio, Twain would be able to dominate the brilliant young engineer and match him wit-for-wit, if not idea for idea.  They were great friends.  With the twenty-one year age difference, one might also wonder if Tesla looked up to Twain as a father figure.  Tesla's father died when he was young, and they did not have a close relationship.  With a few exceptions, personal relationships would be problematic for Tesla.  This is symptomatic of the conflict between the transpersonal and the personal planets in his horoscope. 

 

The Sun, Moon and Personal Planets

 

There is a clear design at work in the horoscope of Nikola Tesla.  Jupiter joins the three outer planets grouped around the Ascendant to corral the Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars and Saturn into two T-Squares.  The Sun, Moon, and four remaining personal planets are paired up in three conjunctions, all of which are under the control of Jupiter's T-Square formation with each of them.  Mercury is in out-of-sign conjunction with Saturn in Gemini/Cancer; Venus is conjunct the Sun in Cancer and is in mutual reception with the Moon; and the Moon is conjunct Mars in Libra.  They are all tied together by Jupiter which is square the Northern planets and opposite the setting ones.  Mercury is 80-degrees from Jupiter, not quite within orb of square aspect, but Mercury is only seven degrees from Saturn and therefore falls under Saturn's influence.  Since Saturn is only nine-degrees from Venus, the Northern planets work together like a chain reaction or wide Stellium.  Tesla's Sun, Moon and planets are situated in three groups around three of the Cardinal points, the Ascendant, the Descendant, and the Nadir.  Tesla loved the number three and is said to have used it often in his work. 

 

Sun/Venus Square Moon/Mars

 

As previously mentioned, Tesla was married to his work, a symptom of the Moon conjunct Mars in Libra in the sixth house of work.  He was able to balance his personal life and relationships with his work only if work was allowed priority.  The most important relationship to Tesla was the one between him and his work; and after that, his relationship with his Mother.  Tesla adored his Mother, Djouka, and credited all of his ability to her.  His attachment to his Mother is only natural, with the Sun in Cancer and the Venus in mutual reception with the Moon.  Tesla's Mother was probably the only person on the planet who truly understood him.  It was a great source of pain to Tesla that he was not able to reach her in time before she passed from the Earth.  At the exact moment of her death, Tesla (who was on his way to see her) was visited by an angel with his Mother's face.  The angel smiled at him amidst a chorus of music so beautiful no orchestra on Earth could match the sound.  Tesla scoffed at any suggestion that this was a vision, and rationalized it as a mere memory of an art exhibition he had once seen, but he told this story to many people.  He had to have known better because clairvoyant episodes are unforgettable and much clearer than any normal, day-to-day perception, but he gave little acknowledgment to the spiritual dimension of his existence. 

 

With the Sun conjunct Venus around the Nadir in Cancer, underneath the surface of the austere scientist, Tesla loved good living.  He was a bon vivant and performer, as famous for his dinner parties as for his lectures.  When he was young, he loved steak dinners and had his own table at Delmonico's at which only he sat.  A heavy smoker and coffee drinker in the early part of his life, he gave up these habits when they threatened to develop into heart trouble.  After his four famous lectures delivered in America and Europe in 1891-1892, Tesla was world-famous.  He gave "demonstrations," which were really shows to introduce the public to the wonders of electricity.  He was like a rock star and traveled all over the world  Ironically, despite his Cancer Sun, Venus and Saturn, he never had a permanent home and stayed in first-class hotels for most of his life.  This sounds like Saturn under militant Jupiter's command at work.

 

Saturn and Mercury:  Mind Over Matter

 

Tesla may have avoided the subject of metaphysics, but he addresses it in speeches he gave in the course of his life.  He had an almost supernatural ability to translate vision into mechanical reality, a gift of Mercury in its own sign, Gemini, and house (third) conjunct Saturn in practical, cardinal water-sign, Cancer.  He seemed to take this ability for granted.  With Saturn's T-square to Jupiter and the Moon, Tesla drove his mind and body to the breaking point working out the practical applications for his various inventions.  Mind over matter was his modus operandi in his mortal life.  He eschewed doctors, and believed in the healing power of the mind, though he would never admit it.  Even when he was hit by a taxi in his elder years and suffered serious injury, including broken bones, he refused to see a doctor.  He was a driven, stubborn man, determined to do things his own way and pry Nature's secrets out of the Earth. 

 

 

Electrical Earth:  Terrestrial Stationary Waves

 

To the weary wanderer counting the mile-posts the earth may seem very large, but to that happiest of all men, the astronomer, who gazes at the heavens and by their standard judges the magnitude of our globe, it appears very small.[2]   

 

Tesla was fascinated by the planet Earth.  His rising sign is Taurus, the sign that rules the Earth.   Astrologers do not usually use the planet Earth in calculating and delineating the horoscope because of the geocentric nature of astrology.  (The Earth sign is the sign opposite the Sun sign.)  In this case, the symbolic position of the Earth in Capricorn on Tesla’s Midheaven is significant, especially because Pluto is rising in Taurus and Uranus is also in Taurus.  Tesla studied the Earth intently and considered his best and most important discovery to be that of the TS – Terrestrial Stationary wave.    He discovered that not only did the Earth have an electrical charge itself, the Earth could also conduct electricity via the TS, which led to his invention of wireless radio transmission.

 

 

 

Nikola Tesla was an extraordinary man.  He devoted his life to the study of nature and the advancement of the human race.  He understood electromagnetism, one of the four forces of nature, better than any other person on the planet at the time.  Only a fraction of his inventions have been put to practical use.  His greatest discovery, the existence of Terrestrial Stationary waves, is not understood, but the discovery itself has significant implications for the field of astrophysics and the study of astrology.  The science of astrology is based on the four forces of nature:  electromagnetism, gravity, weak force and strong force; the art of delineation of the horoscope is based on the symbolic interpretation of the physical characteristics, positions and movements of the Sun, Moon and planets, which affect us with their rays, waves, particles and other energy manifestations.  We do not precisely understand the mechanics of astrology yet, but we get closer all the time.  If the Earth has an electrical charge and forms TS waves, then why not the other planets, too?    Tesla's discovery that the Sun also has an electric charge led to his discovery of cosmic rays.  If the Sun and Earth have their own electrical voltage, then it is possible that all stars and planets have their own, unique electrical charge.  Furthermore, it is possible that all the planets with solid cores have their own planetary wave signature; with the gas giants, perhaps it is a signature particle.  These individualistic, electromagnetic, one-of-a-kind star and planetary signatures interact and blend with each other, much like cosmic rays, producing the physical effects seen by astrologers when they delineate a horoscope.  Perhaps this is an oversimplification, but as the planets and their Moons careen around the Sun and travel through the Zodiac, they exchange energy with each other (as above) and in so doing, they affect our bodies and lives here on Earth (so below).  Even though he was not an astrologer, Tesla understood this.  In his own words:  "...we live in a medium filled with air and other gases, vapors and a dense mass of solid particles flying about.  . . . When ether waves impinge upon the human body, they produce the sensations of warmth or cold, pleasure or pain, or perhaps other sensations of which we are not aware, and any degree or intensity of these sensations, which degrees are infinite in number, hence an infinite number of distinct  sensations.  . . .  A single ray of light from a distant star falling on the eye of a tyrant in bygone times, may have altered the course of his life, may have changed the destiny of nations, may have transformed the surface of the globe, so intricate, so inconceivably complex are the processes in nature."[3]

 

Skeptics challenge astrologers as to how celestial objects so far away can have a direct effect on human beings here on Earth.  One of the direct ways the stars and planets affect us is through the eyes.  If you can see the light from Venus, Mars, Jupiter, or Sirius, it is affecting you.  Tesla confirms this.  He considered the eye to be the most important organ in the human body and said:  "First, the eye is, as far as our positive knowledge goes, the only organ which is directly affected by that subtile medium, which as science teaches us, must fill all space; secondly, it is the most sensitive of our organs, incomparably more sensitive to external impressions than any other."[4]  Not only are the eyes the window of the soul, they could be the main conduit of the celestial forces that influence us on our path through life, or at least one of them.

 

Conclusion

 

Nikola Tesla left this Earth on January 7, 1943.  For decades, Tesla’s name was nearly erased from the pages of history.  Marconi and Edison were given credit for his achievements.  Upon his death, his papers and laboratory were confiscated by the U.S. Government.  For decades following his death in 1943, there was almost no information of any kind available about this revolutionary genius, not even in public libraries.  Pluto is the God of death, and for a while, Tesla’s legend died.  Pluto is also the God of resurrection.  Tesla knew he was ahead of his time, and knew he would ultimately be recognized as the great humanitarian and visionary he was as the world slowly caught up to him.  After decades of suppression of his writing and his countless contributions to the human race, the shroud over his legacy is gradually lifting, thanks in part to the Internet.  Ruled by Uranus, the Internet and its free exchange of information have helped to resurrect Tesla's memory and his work.  There are rumors of a dark side in Tesla's legend.  Stories have been told of a death ray, disappearance of a naval destroyer, earthquakes in lower Manhattan near his laboratory, a connection with the 1908 catastrophe at Tunguska, Siberia and radio signals from aliens.  These claims should be supported with solid evidence.  I encourage the reader to investigate the life and works of the great TESLA.  There is still much to be learned.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NIKOLA TESLA - 1856 - 1933

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Cheney, Margaret, Tesla:  Man Out of Time, Dell Publishing, New York, NY, 1981.

 

Childress, David H. and Tesla, Nikola, The Fantastic Inventions of Nikola Tesla, Adventures Limited Press, Kempton, IL, 1993.

 

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http://www.thayer.dartmouth.edu/~d76205x/research/Shielding/docs/Parker_05.pdf

 

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http://www.windows2universe.org/physical_science/physics/atom_particle/cosmic_rays.html

 

 

 


 

[1] FromTesla's lecture delivered before the American Institute of Electrical Engineers at Columbia College, New York,, on May 20, 1891 (as published in The Inventions, Researches and Writings of Nikola Tesla, p. 145).

[2] FromTesla's lecture delivered before The Franklin Institute in February, 1893 and before The National Electric Light Association in March, 1893 (as published in The Inventions, Researches and Writings of Nikola Tesla, p. 346).

[3]Ibid.,  pp. 296-98.

[4] Ibid., p. 296.