Because he is practical and well grounded, as described in the previous chapter, and also very devoted and nurturing (as described below), Nikola Tesla is a source of solace and emotional support for other people. However, Tesla tends to be much moodier and more emotional than his rather solid, steady, down-to-earth appearance would suggest.
Nikola has powerful emotional attachments to the past, his family, his childhood, places he associates with safety and security, and his beginnings. It is very important to Tesla to maintain a connection with his roots and heritage and keep family bonds strong. Loyal, devoted, and sentimental, Tesla tends to cling to whatever is dear to him - be it a person, a familiar place, or a cherished possession.
He is sympathetic, nurturing, supportive and very sensitive to the emotional needs of other people. Nikola likes to be needed and to care for others, and he often worries about the people he loves. Nikola Tesla has a very strong need for a sense of belonging and acceptance, and much of his life centers on his home. He is more concerned about people and their feelings than with power, achievement, or position in society. Kindness, consideration and tenderness are more meaningful to Nikola Tesla than any sort of honor the world can bestow.
He is primarily emotional and his views are often dominated by his feelings and his own personal, subjective experiences, rather than reason, logic or abstract principles. It is difficult for him to judge situations fairly and objectively because his personal sympathies and loyalties usually factor in. Nikola Tesla takes things very personally and sometimes builds a wall around himself to shield himself from pain and rejection. Nikola Tesla feels rather shy and vulnerable at heart. He also tends to be moody and experiences frequent mood swings. Nikola Tesla needs to have a place and time in his life to withdraw, introspect, dream and replenish himself; otherwise Nikola Tesla becomes cranky and unhappy with those around him.
Nikola Tesla functions in an instinctive, irrational manner and likes to immerse himself in creative activities where he can express his feelings, imagination and instincts. Tesla often loves to cook, since it can be both creative and a way to nurture and nourish others. Nikola Tesla also has a great affinity for music, because it evokes and communicates feelings that may be difficult or impossible to put into words.
His compassion, sensitivity, and imagination are Tesla's strong points. His faults include an inability to let go of the past and move forward, clannishness and prejudice, and a tendency for self-pity when facing hardship.
He is a private person and inclined to withdraw in very public and impersonal social settings. Nikola Tesla prefers to work at home or in a very personal small business.
Tesla invests a lot of his creative energy into his home, family relationships, and his inner life.
Nikola Tesla is loving and well loved by others, and has a strong need for relationships that offer kindness, friendship and affection. His artistic and creative powers are also well developed and Nikola does everything in a harmonious, gracious, pleasing manner. Aesthetics are very important to Tesla, as are his personal appearance and attractiveness.
Nikola Tesla often feels that he is at cross purposes with himself, for his conscious intentions and desires conflict with his subconscious emotional needs and drives. He is torn in two different directions. Nikola has difficulty satisfying both his need to be an individual and his need for caring relationships and a sense of belonging. Moreover, Nikola sends out mixed messages so people do not always know how to respond to him or what Nikola really wants, thereby creating confusion or conflict in close relationships.
Although Nikola Tesla prefers harmony and accord, he also has a confrontational side.
He is direct, energetic, sometimes aggressive and combative. Nikola Tesla often feels that he needs to fight to get what he wants, and he tends to have a "me-first" attitude that angers or irritates others. He is hasty, restless, impatient and sometimes reckless.
Along with his energy and drive, Nikola Tesla has high ideals and an active fantasy life. There is a dreamer and an idealist in Tesla, as well as a doer and a fighter. Nikola wants to win but not at the expense of others, and this may be somewhat of a dilemma for him.
He is imaginative and sensitive to anything colorful, beautiful or magical. He is attracted to artistic and creative pursuits, music and mysticism. His spiritual values color Nikola's whole perspective and approach to life. He is idealistic and perhaps impractical.
Nikola Tesla feels spiritually bonded with his friends, partners or associates. He is likely to have a good rapport and harmony in his relationships with the opposite sex and enjoys spending time with his partner.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Taurus and Sun in Cancer
Sun in Cancer
Sun in 4th house
Sun Conjunct Venus
Sun Square Moon
Sun aspects Venus and Mars
Sun Square Mars
Sun aspects Mars and Neptune
Sun Trine Neptune
Sun Conjunct Moon/N. Node