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technological designer, electrical engineer, analyst, inventor, applied physicist

deeply influenced by the poetry of

philosophically influenced by the perspective of

born 2 months after and 830 km distant from

unforgiving critic, commercial competitor and former employee of



Nikola Tesla

fleshbirth Wednesday-10-July-1856

fleshdeath 07-Jan-1943


Gravity * Electricity * Magnetism

Energy * Frequency * Vibration


Electrical Engineer Theorist-Inventor-Explainer * lived 1856 - 1943 * Nikola Tesla

at the midnight between 09-July-1856 and 10-July-1856 in the hamlet of Smiljan, Croatia

birth data from * tentatively rectified by BP Lama

charts, graphs and tables produced by Shri Jyoti Star * adapted by BP Lama



  • Shil-Ponde. (1939). Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra . p 84

BPL commentary: For Azvini nativities, the condition of Ketu considerably affects the outcome

"... a happy carefree disposition,

  • very intelligent,

  • in fact a rather above average person in this respect.

He will be quite successful and his financial status will be such that

  • he will seldom have to worry about money matters.

In spite of his ability to achieve success,

  • he will be modest concerning himself and his achievements."

Biographical details matched to the Vimshottari Dasha

Chandra Mahadasha

10-July-1856 fleshbirth * Chandra-Zukra period

Mangala Mahadasha

1862 death of elder brother (kicked by horse) * Mangala-Ketu period

Rahu Mahadasha

1873 lengthy near-fatal sickness cholera, nine months debility * Rahu-Budha period * Budha rogesha-6 and 6 contains Mangala-Ketu

1878 failed exams (due to gambling distraction) * Rahu-Surya period Surya vidyapathi-5 gambling

spring 1879 nervous exhaustion * Rahu-Surya period * Surya ruler-of-12 from Chandra

17-April-1879 decease of Father * Rahu-Surya period * Surya gives effect of Budha rules maraka-7 from 9-father

1881 tried to restart education, but failed - worked as draftsman, then in the telephone office in Budapesht * Rahu-Mangala period * Mangala randhresha-8 chidra-dasha

Guru Mahadasha

1882 working for Edison Co. in France * Guru-Guru period * Guru karmesha-10 navamsha

June-1884 working for Edison Co. in New York City * Guru-Shani period career Shani karmesha-10 and vriddhipati-11

1886-1887 unemployed, penniless, working manual labor * Guru-Shani period * Shani rules 6th-from-Chandra and Shani randhresha-8 navamsha

30-July-1891 (age 35) USA citizenship * Guru-Zukra period * Zukra yuvatipathi -7 4th-from-4th second homeland * samchara Rahu-Ketu return

1891 patented the Tesla Coil * Guru-Zukra period *Zukra yuvatipathi -7 contracts, covenants

Shani mahadasha

Budha Mahadasha

Ketu Mahadasha

1934-1941 * with age, increasing severity of obsessive-compulsive disorder* Ketu mahadasha * Mangala-yuti-Ketuyuti Chandra-6

Zukra Mahadasha

07-Jan-1943 fleshdeath * Zukra-Zukra swabhukti (return to Zukra homeland)

Distinctive features of the Nativity


father_of_Nikola_Milutin_Tesla.jpgSurya * pitrikaraka

Punarvasu-Surya-3 = Nikola Tesla's father Milutin was a priest in the Serbian-Orthodox Christian Church

Chandra * matrikaraka


Candescent Chandra in bhava-6 typically suffers a pattern repeating rhythms of ailments and discomforts. The native's health condition is often due to emotional exhaustion from overwork in servitude to matters of the bhava which is Karkata. In Nikola Tesla's case, Karkata is bhava-4 suggesting that his emotional exhaustion would be traceable to the habit of taking care of the parents and the homeland. Since there are no graha in Karkata the health situation is eased.

Generally for Chandra-6, one feels most comforted and yet is often imbalanced in the habit of providing shelter, schoolteaching, parenting and transport for those in roles of parent and fellow countrymen. Tesla's Chandra-yuti-Ketu provides sufficient detachment from the cultural roots that for him only the insecurity of his own "end of time" (4) is likely to provoke the emotional imbalances that lead to illness.


Hasta-Chandra = his Mother Djouka was a servant (Chandra-6) She was also a tool-inventing Somana-yuti-Kuja knitter-knotter, embroiderer, and needle-wielding craftswoman.

She was a noted reciter of epic poems from memory; however she had never been taught to read Somana-yuti-Ketu..

Tesla credited his mother with giving him the practical hand-skills to construct his own tools for conducting experiments, as well as for transferring to him the universal-core (coeur, heart) interconnected view of reality.

Nikola said that he received from his mother his prodigious memory storage and mental capacity for solving problems in his head without a need for writing out calculations or plans. Chandra-yuti-Ketu

Kuja * bhratru-karaka * virya-karaka

Also a significantly strong Kuja Dosha upon 7th-from-Chandra-6 (emotional relationships) bhava 9 (father) 12 (angelic bridge guides) and 1 (self).

Budha * bandhava-karaka * zisya-karaka

explaining, analyzing, diagramming rashi of Budha * Mithunaya + Kanya contains a spectacular number of graha * seven including Budha * brilliant articulator but increasingly high strung.

Guru * dhavakaraka * bahuta-karaka

Zukra * svadhu-karaka * kalatra-karaka

Tesla shared with his close friends that his intelligent consciousness had originated in a civilization based on Zukra-graha, and that his being had not been born in the conventional Earth style but rather descended into the care of his earthly parents in a mountainous region of what is now Croatia in the village of Smiljan.

Shani * duro-karaka * jara-karaka

Shani resides in 10th-from-ChandraVriddhipathi-11 earnings

Compare Edison vs Tesla

large-scale infrastructure utilities development for Tesla, Vriddhipathi-11 = Shani in Bhava-3 + Surya-yuti-Budha + Zukra. Tesla's earnings are governed by Vriddhipathi-11 Shani. He did earn his first million dollars by the age of 40 but he eschewed excess income(Shani) Rather than take a massive personal profit, Tesla made most of his designs available for free so that other engineers could build upon his instructions (3).

By contrast, for General Electric 1847-1931 Thomas Edison , earnings are governed by Vriddhipathi-11 Chandra the Holder-and-Binder. Chandra Vriddhipathi-11 derives emotional security from income and uses the marketplace gains to establish deeper roots in the place of settlement. Edison used his income to buy numerous properties, homes, and educations (4) for himself and his family members. Chandra-Mangala yoga in bhava-4 containing Vriddhipathi-11 Chandra and bhratrupathi-3 sales-marketing Mangala. Edison's period of Rahu in bhava-2 occurring in midlife sustained his coffers via the fruits of litigation and licensing (Rahu-2 gives predominantly the effects of Edison's Zukra-Surya-Shani in 6.).

Tesla limited his social interactions very cautiously so as to preserve his focus (and likely also to preserve his fragile mental health). By contrast General Electric 1847-1931 Thomas Edison was a robust lover of sense-pleasures and socialized with the luxury class.

Rahu * rajyalobha-karaka * picchala-karaka (slippery)

Ketu * kavandha-karaka

radical lagna Azwini inventiveness

Multiple and Recurring Illnesses, physical and mental

Nikola Tesla was an inventing engineer who designed mechanico-electric technology. His inventions utilized the life-force energy present in various wave-forms present in detectable electrical fields.

A list of Tesla's inventions and designs would include, at minimum:

  • AC (alternating current) electrical power source-distribution
  • Florescent light bulbs
  • Hydroelectric generator
  • Loudspeaker technology
  • Microwave technology
  • Poly-phase induction motor
  • Rotary engine
  • Radar technology
  • Radio technology
  • The Tesla Coil
  • Vacuum tubes
  • X-Ray technology

Extreme sensitivity

Conditions of exploitation and crime

dissolution as death nearsCluster of graha in aribhava-6

Tesla was stricken by illness both mental and physical throughout his life. He was also a frequent victim of crimes such as robbery both gross and subtle, and other types of exploitation.

In Rahu-Budha period the powerful rogesha-6 Budha produce severe and nearly fatal illness from cholera. However the illness-and-poverty producing rogesha-6 is not a killer. He survived with no lasting debility.

His first severe psycho-mental breakdown occurred in third year studies at university; after ceasing to attend lectures and descent into a gambling addiction, he cut off all communications with his relatives. After a brief reunion. His father died, and Tesla plunged again into severe depression.

During Vriddhipathi-11 Shani mahadasha, 1898-1917, Tesla had been a millionaire with a huge income from his electrical inventions. He invested the bulk of his profits into new experiments (some very pricey) and lived in expensive hotels (Rahu-Guru-12).

Toward the end of his life, during Ketu-6 mahadasha Tesla lost most of his patent income, lost his assets in bankruptcy, and suffered the increasingly debilitating consequences of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder including anorexia. At the onset of maraka L2/L7 Zukra Mahadasha, he died alone in a New York hotel room, and his body was discovered several days later.


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