This is about the controversial but clearly genius inventor – Nikola Tesla – not the car. A multiple Cancerian, he had Pluto rising and loved lightning.
He also had Uranus conjunct his Pluto-Ascendant on his 79th birthday: here is how he celebrated.
“I was experimenting with vibrations. I had one of my machines going and I wanted to see if I could get it in tune with the vibration of the building. I put it up notch after notch. There was a peculiar cracking sound.
“I asked my assistants where did the sound come from. They did not know. I put the machine up a few more notches. There was a louder cracking sound. I knew I was approaching the vibration of the steel building. I pushed the machine a little higher.
“Suddenly all the heavy machinery in the place was flying around. I grabbed a hammer and broke the machine. The building would have been down about our ears in another few minutes. Outside in the street there was pandemonium. The police and ambulances arrived. I told my assistants to say nothing. We told the police it must have been an earthquake. That’s all they ever knew about it…”
“Nikola Tesla, at 79, Uses Earth to Transmit Signals; Expects to have $100,000,000 Within Two Years.” New York World-Telegram, July 11, 1935.
Age does not weary Uranian tendencies. Sadly Tesla died shortly after his Uranus Return, but that phase was marked by a surge of new thinking and a diet so experimental that it contributed to the belief that he was poor in old age. He was fine, albeit living on a diet of bread and honey.
FYI, he did 200 toe curls per day – 100 each foot – for ‘brain health’ and was an avid walker, perhaps believing in the old Pythagorean theory that the mind worked best during long walks. There are a dozen conspiracy theories surrounding Tesla with the best known being that his invention of a cosmic electricity powered lightbulb was stolen so it could be suppressed.
But here is a weird, lesser known morsel; After Tesla passed, the FBI appointed an electrical engineer named John Trump to go through all of the inventor’s labwork, notes, patents and actual inventions. After a three day investigation, he concluded that there was nothing of interest to be found in Tesla’s lab and yes, he was Donald Trump’s uncle.