February 26, 2024
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The Numerology of Nikola Tesla

Nikola Tesla (born July 10, 1856) was a Serbian-American inventor, electrical engineer, mechanical engineer, and futurist best known for his contributions to the design of the alternating current (AC) electricity supply system.

This article will explore his numerology to see how he expresses his numbers.


Life Path Number

The Life Path is the total of a person’s birth day (mm/dd/yyyy). His birth day was July 10, 1856, so 07/10/1856, which totals 1873, which adds up to 19, which totals 10, which reduces to 1. If the numbers are added sequentially, the total is also 28, which totals 10, which reduces to 1.

An individual that has a Destiny number one attracts maverick energy. Pioneers seek them out to get help breaking barriers and charting new directions. They can get along with people who have strong personalities and individualistic drives.

Determined people seek them out because they are not afraid of what is new or the need to change. People can come and go in their lives, which is okay since destiny wants them to help others along their unique life path and keep on moving on.

Considered one of the great inventive minds of his time, he proposed the idea of wireless electricity, but was never able to achieve it in his lifetime. Interest in his work and name re-surged in the 1990s, and his name is now most famously connected to the electric cars made by Elon Musk. As it turns out the Tesla cars uses AC induction motors based on Nikola Tesla’s ideas

Destiny Number

The Destiny Number is the total of the full birth name. Nikola Tesla is his birth name, so his Destiny Number is the total of his first and last name which adds up to 38, which totals 11, a master number, which reduces to 2.

An individual that has a Destiny number 11 attracts a lot of attention as someone special. Therefore, people want to see these people excel and know that they have some important talent that needs support and encouragement.

Their single-minded focus, devotion to their calling, and intense individualism excite others. Destiny wants these individuals to stand out as individuals who will pioneer for others.

An individual that has a Destiny number two attracts people into partnership and can help others with their relationships. Therefore, they make excellent counselors and negotiators. Their personality reacts to others and facilitates healthy interactions.

They show others how to relate and communicate. So, they encourage people to share and be vulnerable.  Destiny wants these individuals to help others learn how to connect.

Active Number

You lead into life with your first name, which is why its numerical value is your Active Number. Some people use their given first name, some take on a nickname given to them by a family member or peer, and some people choose a nickname or even an alternative name.

The “true” active number is the given birth name. Even if you legally change your first name, the core Active Number is the birth name given to you by your parents. While legally changed name is more powerful than a nickname, any name used to identify a person in the world is a variation of an Active Number. His active number is 26, which reduces to 8.

An individual that has an Active Number 8 is a natural born leader. Therefore, they like to take charge, direct others, and set lofty goals. A child with an 8 first name will initiate games, enjoy competing, and look for new challenges. First name 8 individuals appreciate rules and structure as components that help their drive to succeed grow.

Hereditary Number

Essentially, you inherit numbers from your parents. Most often, the father’s surname is the one that dominates and is known out in the world. The mother’s surname often becomes the middle name for a woman after marriage, when she assumes the surname of her husband. His last name Tesla totals 12, which reduces to 3.

An individual that has a Heredity Number 3 inherits creativity from one or both parents. The person must determine how to understand number 3 energy through the influence of the parent.  That influence may manifest as support or suppression.  In other words, the child gets encouragement to be creative and artistic or support for only practical choices.  Either way the child learns the lesson of creativity from the parent or despite the parent with last name that is the number 3.

Soul Urge Number

The Soul Urge Number is the total of the vowels in a name, specifically the full birth name. The Soul Urge is like an energy charge within the numerology of a person. The number of the Soul Urge “powers” the Destiny Number. His number is 22, a master number, which reduces to 4

An individual that has a Soul Urge Number 22 draws energy from the community. Therefore, they operate with a need to participate to generate energy. These individuals are often political, engaging, and influencing. Accepting that you need to engage the public to get what you want and to get things done will help you be more successful in your relationships and endeavors.

An individual that has a Soul Urge Number 4 draws energy from hard work and persistent effort. Therefore, they operate with steady energy that keeps going and going. These individuals are often dependable, no-nonsense, and practical. Accepting that you need to be methodical to get what you want and to get things done will help you be more successful in your relationships and endeavors.

Personality Number

The Personality Number is the total of consonants in the name, specifically the full birth name. The Personality Number is how people encounter someone and interpret them. It is like the clothing you choose when you plan to go out in public, which causes people to react to you a certain way. His number is 16, which reduces to 7.

An individual that has a Personality Number 7 presents as mysterious to others. Therefore, others see them as either enlightened or delusional. People who like spiritual leaders will expect a Personality 7 to fulfill that role in life. Do not be surprised if people treat you as someone who can understand their purpose in life, even if you want to focus on your purpose in life.

Soul Purpose Number

Your Life Path Number reveals your numerical engine; it is the energy that drives you. Your Destiny Number reveals the numerical energy the world wants from you. When you combine them, you get your Soul Purpose Number, which reveals the “why” of your existence in this lifetime.

In Nikola Tesla’s case, his Soul Purpose Number is the total of his Life Path Number 1 plus his Destiny Number 2, which totals 3. With a 1 + 2 combination, he is here to “create with the help of others”.

His total numerology is:

  • LPN = 1
  • DN = 11/2
  • AN = 8
  • HN = 3
  • SUN = 22/4
  • PN = 7
  • SPN = 3