approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Zubin's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Zubin Mehta comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Zubin Mehta - his real motivation, which describes the kind of person he is at heart and where his true priorities lie. Study this page and the next one and compare them - there may be significant differences between the two, in which case "the inner Zubin Mehta" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Zubin a little better. This page describes the disguise Mehta wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
He is a gentle, sensitive person with a deep understanding of people and a very tolerant, accepting, non-judgmental approach towards life. In a noisy, competitive atmosphere Zubin Mehta is often receding and withdrawn for he is not an aggressive, forceful person, and he intensely dislikes conflict. In fact Zubin tends to be somewhat passive, to wait, watch, observe, feel and know much - but to act little. Letting things resolve or work themselves out in their own way, rather than directing or forcing his will upon them is often Mehta's way of dealing with problems.
Zubin Mehta may have a deeply religious or spiritual feeling about life, not in the orthodox sense necessarily, but an intuitive sense of the immensity and underlying oneness of all life, which makes so many human aspirations seem rather unimportant. He needs peaceful surroundings in order to flourish, and periods of quiet solitude are essential for Mehta's emotional balance and well-being.
Zubin Mehta is also very compassionate and cannot tolerate seeing any fellow creature suffer - be it human, animal, or even plant! As a child Zubin Mehta probably cried very easily and became quite upset whenever others were hurt, physically or emotionally. The world of Mehta's imagination and fantasy was also very real to Mehta, a place to escape to when the outside world became too harsh, demanding, or simply uninteresting.
Because he is very giving and forgiving, people sense Mehta's sympathetic nature and gravitate toward him when in need. Often Mehta will continue to give to people even when he realizes they are taking advantage of him or becoming overly dependent upon him. Zubin Mehta overlooks and makes excuses for other people's weaknesses, and for his own as well. Discrimination and self-discipline are not Mehta's strong points.
Though he may be as intelligent as anyone else, he does not really have a rational, logical approach toward life, and trying to reach Zubin through logical arguments is often futile. His feelings, intuition, and heart, not his head, lead him, which may infuriate or bewilder Mehta's more rational friends. Zubin Mehta certainly recognizes that there is much more to life than can be explained intellectually and categorized into neat little boxes, and Zubin Mehta has an open, receptive attitude toward such areas as psychic phenomena, telepathy, parapsychology, etc. He is not as structured and rigid in his attitudes as many people are, which enables Zubin Mehta to see many different points of view and to accept all of them as valid. This can lead to vagueness, uncertainty, and confusion on his part - or to a very flexible and holistic way of approaching any issue.
Zubin Mehta comes across as unusual, highly independent, and free spirited. There is a touch of brilliance and creative genius in his demeanor. He is also restless and easily distracted, and tends to fly from one thing to another, which may leave the impression that Mehta is unreliable.
His life is never a secret to anyone, for Mehta likes to publicize his plans and let people know exactly where he stands. Others are drawn to Zubin Mehta because of his conversational ability and people may often seek his advice.
Mehta strongly resents daily routine and is always ready and willing to challenge life. Responding quickly to people around him, Zubin Mehta spontaneously connects with them and tends to become stimulated through them.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Uranus Sextile Asc.
Asc. Conjunct Mercury/MC
Asc. Conjunct Uranus/N. Node