challenges and difficulties
Tesla fears of becoming emotionally dependent upon others, and may distance himself or deny his needs for relationships of closeness and intimacy so that he will not be vulnerable to rejection or abandonment. On the other hand, Nikola Tesla may cling excessively or need constant reassurance from loved ones and family. Developing a deep, inner sense of security, as well as the ability to give and receive nurturing are important tasks for Nikola.
He is serious-minded and may have difficulty making light social conversation or participating in friendly, personal interchanges.
Nikola Tesla tries to be strictly accurate and he is critical of people who exaggerate or talk on subjects they really know little about. Tesla withholds his thoughts and opinions until he has thought everything through quite thoroughly, and sometimes Nikola's silence discomforts others.
His mental concentration is very good but his breadth of understanding may not be.
Nikola has an inner conflict between idealism, hope, and faith in the future versus doubt and oppression by limitations and practical realities. Nikola Tesla needs to develop discipline and patience in order to achieve his aspirations. Tesla will grow by learning to accept frustration and to persevere in spite of obstacles.
His attitude toward life is quite serious and he is very thorough. Nikola has the need to be by himself and think out everything very carefully before he takes action. Nikola Tesla may enjoy doing some type of creative art work shaped from hard or heavy materials.
He is inclined to feel inferior and may easily be taken in by others. Nikola has to guard against being deceived or used by others, though his intentions may be good. Nikola Tesla must not let his desire to have things cloud his ability to see what is really happening.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Nikola Tesla instinctively and habitually reverts to when under stress - a mostly subconscious process that he is apt to over indulge in because it is so familiar and hence easy for him. The direction Nikola Tesla needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
Seeking harmonious interpersonal relationships, cooperation, and togetherness, as well as the desire to please or appease other people, are drives that come very naturally to Nikola Tesla - so much so that he seeks them out at his own expense. When he is under stress, Tesla tends to look outside himself for approval or answers, and he leans on others too much. Therefore, developing self-reliance, and the courage to look inwardly for answers and forge his own path through life is a key factor in his self-development.
Nikola Tesla is often tempted to be less than completely straightforward about his intentions or desires, and he can become enmeshed in a quagmire of "little white lies". Stark honesty - both inward and toward others - is the only way out! This, however, leads to the need to confront some of Tesla's most deeply ingrained fears, such as "what if they do not like me?" and "what if I have to go through this alone?".
Nikola Tesla needs to cultivate his ability to be assertive, take initiative and act on his own behalf. Directness and self-reliance are imperative.
It is deep within himself, as Nikola Tesla faces his own demons, fears, and struggles - those aspects of life that are not easily or readily shared, those parts of his life that Nikola Tesla keeps hidden from public view where he is most likely to wrestle with these issues.
The qualities described above can also be beneficially channeled into some sort of charitable work, altruistic service or ministering to people in need.
The specific habits which are likely to hold Nikola Tesla back, or which he is prone to overdo, especially during stressful periods, include:
The need to be first all of the time and demonstrate an aggressive or bossy attitude, impatience or irritability; an over-eagerness to use force or violence to gain advantage and the tendency to resort to fighting or using confrontation too quickly.
Nikola likes beautiful surroundings and knows how to create harmony in his environment. Nikola Tesla loves to be around people and has a strong desire to be influential in social circles.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Cancer
Saturn in 3rd house
Jupiter Square Saturn
Saturn Conjunct Mercury/Venus
Saturn Opposition Mars/Neptune
N. Node in Aries
N. Node in 12th house
N. Node Opposition Mars
N. Node Conjunct Jupiter/Asc.