Did he really create an earthquake machine? Can astrology prove if he is behind this technology?
Nikola Tesla is primarily thought of as an electrical genius, but he also was responsible for a number of mechanical devices. One of the most notorious of these was his “Earthquake Machine” otherwise known as the Tesla Oscillator. The machine which Tesla tested was small, around seven inches long, and weighing only one or two pounds; something “you could put in your overcoat pocket”. In 1898, Tesla’s New York lab was nearly shaken to pieces with this ittle device, operated by only five pounds of air pressure acting against a special pneumatic piston device. The whole assembly was designed to be powered by steam pressure.
Tesla was experimenting with ways to transmit motive power through the Earth! Large versions of these oscillators, weighing perhaps 200 pounds, and being about three feet high could transmit usable motive power anywhere on te entire planet. As fantastic as it sounds, this device can also locate ships, submarines and buildings anywhere on a global scale. Tesla’s device was purely mechnical, and is outlined below:
Ascendant in Taurus with Uranus and Pluto makea Nikola a practical genius and truly one of a kind. Midheaven trine Uranus establishes him as a genius or inventor. Moon conjunct Mars in Libra makes him charming, attractive, and sociable. Sun and Venus in Cancer give a love of sentiment and home and family life. These are emotional and moody people with rich imaginations. Saturn is also in Cancer adding a tone of severity and inhibition to the nature. Cancerian types are also reputed for their excellent memories which Tesla reportedly used to create his inventions. Jupiter in Aries is the moral inventor and pioneer. It makes him a natural explorer and gives good mechanical and inventive ability. Uranus in Taurus is stubborn and sensual and a genius in the physical sciences. Neptune in Pisces is strong in its own sign giving super sensitivity, psychic ability, and a photograophic memory. Pluto in Taurus plumbs the depths of matter and either hits the jackpot financially, or goes bust.
I need to do more reading about Tesla, but everything I’ve perused indicates he was an extremely nervous person, so the Uranus rising chart seems plausible.
It’s worth noting that transits from Uranus to a deceased person’s chart often activate interest in that individual. It is for this reason that I think astrologers should watch the date that the first Tesla electric car hits the road and compare the transits of that day to the various natal charts circulating for the inventor. Tesla has inspired a cult-like devotion among his followers, many of whom believe his electrical inventions were thwarted by financiers such as Bernard Baruch and J.P. Morgan because they challenged the economics of the utility industry. In light of today’s fear that we are nearing “peak oil” and are running out of fuel to power our autos and other machines, Tesla’s claim to have discovered “free energy” is more intriguing than ever.
In 1933, the inventor told the New York American newspaper: “This new power for the driving of the world’s machinery will be derived from the energy which operates the universe, the cosmic energy, whose central source for the earth is the sun and which is everywhere present in unlimited quantities.”
One reason I got interested in Tesla is that the same day I started Astrology Mundo (Mar. 17, 2008), production began in San Marcos, Calif., on a breakthrough electric vehicle called the Tesla Roadster. The 100% electric car gets the equivalent of 135 miles per gallon, according to Tesla Motors. This electrical marvel costs a pretty penny, though. The base price for the 2009 model is $109,000.
Based on the speculation about the development of a new energy source that was circulating at the United Astrology Conference in Denver, I don’t think we’ve heard the last of Tesla. If you want to read more about his life, click here for a Web site that accompanied an excellent PBS series: http://www.pbs.org/tesla/ll/index.html