Nikola Tesla: The Flash of AC Electricity

Nikola Tesla

Nikola Tesla: The Flash of AC Electricity

Nikola Tesla was a Serbian-American that was born and raised in the Austrian Empire which is in Croatia today. He was an inventor, electrical engineer, mechanical engineer, physicist, and futurist. He had an advanced education in engineering and physics and worked in telephony and electrical industry. For a short time, he did worked at the Edison Machine Works before he started out on his own.


His Jupiter rules the 9th house of father and sits in it’s own 12th house of Pisces conjunct Rahu. His Moon rules the 4th house of mother and sits in the 6th house conjunct Ketu planet of spirituality, aspected by a very strong Jupiter.

He comes from a strong family lineage of religion. His father Milutin Telsa was an Eastern Orthodox priest and his mother Đuka Tesla has herself an Orthodox priest as her father.

He has a stellium of planets in the 3rd house of siblings with Mercury strong ruling the 3rd house suggests that he has quite a number of siblings. Tesla was the fourth of five children.

Saturn rules the 11th house of elder sibling and resides 3rd house conjunct Mercury which is also the ruler of the 6th house of accident. Saturn is also in the Ardra nakshatra (lunar mansion), a star of sorrow and tears. From moon chart, Moon as ruler of 11th sits in 1st house conjunct Ketu as significator of losses as well as the most malefic planet Mars, ruler of 3rd house of sports and 8th house of death. Mars is also the significator of siblings. His older brother Dane was killed in a horse accident when Tesla was five years old.


He has a stellium of planets in the 3rd house, which is 8th houses from the 8th house of research. Mars as ruler of 8th house is conjunct Moon and Ketu making him very research-oriented. From moon chart, Mars is ruler of 8th house of research conjunct Moon and Ketu. There is no doubt that he has a profound scientific and inventor mind. Uranus is lightning-struck electricity. He has Uranus very tightly aspecting his Moon and Ascendant in his destiny chart. Similarly, he has Uranus tightly conjunct his Ascendant in career chart. He also has Moon in hasta nakshatra (lunar mansion) which makes him very aware and talented in manifesting his inventions. Moon with Ketu and Mars charges his awareness with intuitive actions. He is good in inventions and fixing equipment with his hands.

He is the founding father of AC current electricity. Tesla setup his own laboratories and companies in New York to develop a range of electrical and mechanical devices. He is best known for his design of the alternating current induction motor and related polyphase AC patents, which earned him an enormous amount of money.

Early Education

Tesla moved to Karlovac to attend high school in 1870. In 1873 Rahu/Mercury period, he returned to Smiljan. As Mercury is very strong and rules 6th house of disease, and he has malefic Mars and Ketu in 6th house, he contracted cholera and was bedridden for 9 months and was near death many times.

Around Rahu/Ketu and Rahu/Venus period in 1875, Venus also sits in 3rd house of learning. Venus as ruler of 2nd house of family and earnings is hemmed in Sun and Saturn.He remembered what he was born to do. He evaded conscription into the Austro-Hungarian army and also enrolled in Austrian Polytechnic with a Military Frontier scholarship. He was such an incredible star student that he received both the goods and bads in education. He was commended by the dean of the technical faculty. After having conflicts with a professor, he was removed from school by warning letters to his father stating that Tesla would die through overwork. He became addicted to gambling in the 2nd year of schooling and he gambled away his tuition and allowance money in the 3rd year.

Severed Relations

In 1878-1879 Rahu/Sun and Rahu/Moon period, Sun is the 3rd house but Moon is conjunct malefic Mars in 6th house of difficulty and disease, and is afflicted by Rahu and Jupiter as ruler of 12th house of losses and isolation. Sun represents the father and Jupiter rules the 9th house of father strongly placed in the 12th house of losses conjunct the separator Rahu. Tesla left Graz and severed relations with his family to hide the fact that he didn’t graduate from school. Tesla’s father went to Maribor to beg his son to return home but was rejected. Nikola suffered a nervous breakdown around the same time. His father Milutin Tesla died in 1879 April from an unspecified illness or stroke.


In 1881 Rahu/Mars period where Mars is his planet of prolific research genius, Tesla moved to Budapest, Hungary to work in Budapest Telephone Exchange. He made improvements to the Central Station equipment and perfected a telephone repeater or amplifier.

Continental Edison Company

In 1882 the start of Jupiter period, Jupiter is strongly placed in the 12th house of foreign settlement which also rules the 9th house of fortune. Tesla got a job in Paris with Continental Edison Company. In 1884, Tesla was transferred and emigrated to the United States to work in Edison Machine Works.

Tesla Electric Light and Manufacturing

In 1885 Jupiter/Saturn period where Saturn rules 10th house of career, Tesla has left Edison company and worked on patenting an arc lighting system. 2 businessmen finance the company in Tesla’s name, Tesla Electric Light and Manufacturing. However, investors showed little interest in Tesla’s idea of new types of alternating current motors and electrical transmission equipment.

The Birth of AC and Induction Motor

In 1887 Jupiter/Mercury period where both Jupiter are Mercury are at their top strength in the chart, and Mercury rules the 10th house of career residing in the 10th house in moon chart. Tesla developed an inductions motor that ran on alternating current whereby the motor used polyphaser current. The electric motor was patented in 1888 and a licensing deal was done with George Westinghouse for $60,000 in cash and stock and a royalty of $2.50 per AC horsepower produced by each motor. 6 years later, Westinghouse purchased Tesla’s patent for a lump sum of $216,000.

Tesla Coil

In 1889 Jupiter/Ketu period where Ketu dispositor is the strong Mercury where Mercury is the 10th ruler of career in moon chart and Ketu is in the sparkling nakshatra of Chitra and a little close to the fixed star Spica. Tesla learned the existence of electromagnetic radiation in 1889 Exposition Universelle in Paris. He powered off a Ruhmkorff coil with overheating problems and subsequently overcame it with his Tesla coil with an air gap insulation.

These are the peaks of his career but he subsequently made huge contributions of other inventions to the world which include wireless lighting, steam-powered oscillating generator, X-Ray, radio remote control, wireless power, and bladeless turbine. He fell from grace in Mid-Saturn period where Saturn is strong and rules the 8th house of disgrace in destiny and career charts. He subsequently passed away in Venus period where Venus is hemmed in by malefics.


His Venus ruling the 7th house of marriage and representing the wife is hemmed in by Sun and Saturn. Jupiter is conjunct Rahu strongly in 12th house of isolation. From moon chart, Jupiter ruling the 7th house is afflicted by the moon nodes and aspected by malefic Mars. Venus is hemmed in by malefic planets in the 10th house of career. In marriage chart, Saturn ruling 7th house of marriage sits in 8th house of obstacles and research and Venus as significator of wife was aspected by Saturn from 8th house of obstacles, a malefic Mars conjunct Ketu from 3rd house, and Jupiter from 6th house of difficulty.

Tesla never married. He explained that his chastity was very helpful in his career and inventing capabilities. He chose not to pursue in any relationships and found all the stimulation that he needed in his work. He was asocial and prone to seclude himself in work. When he did engage in a social life, he was largely praised by many people.

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Nikola Tesla Birth Chart 1

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Nikola Tesla Birth Chart 2

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