Although Zubin Mehta appears to be very fluid and impressionable (as mentioned in the previous chapter), he is basically very well grounded and realistic. While open to others' points of view, he is not as flexible or receptive as initially presumed. Inside, he is much firmer and more obstinate.
He is a steadfast and patient soul, capable of tremendous devotion, dedication, endurance and constancy. The ability to follow through and stick with things is one of his greatest assets. Once Mehta's course is set, he pursues it tenaciously until it is completed, stubbornly resisting any attempts to sway him from his purpose.
Zubin Mehta has a very practical nature; he wants to see concrete, tangible results for his efforts, and he is not one to concoct wild dreams that are unlikely to come into fruition. Most of his "wild dreams" have to do with material achievements, well-being and security, for he has a great love of the physical world and he wants to experience and enjoy it to the full. Though Zubin Mehta will work long and persistently, he also has a strong sensual and comfort-loving side, and he wants to enjoy what he has worked for. In fact, Mehta can be enormously lazy at times and has a tendency to overindulge in good food and other earthly pleasures. Zubin Mehta also loves the beauty of the natural world and he probably prefers a serene country setting to an urban life style.
Basically, his needs are simple and he is easy to please. Zubin Mehta has a strong desire for security, stability and peace, and will rarely make changes unless he is forced to do so. He is not very demanding emotionally, though he does crave a great deal of physical closeness and affection. Because of his faithfulness, emotional steadfastness and gentle strength, others often depend upon Mehta for support. Though he hates upheaval and sudden changes, Zubin Mehta usually maintains his poise and equanimity. Zubin Mehta also has an innate sense of harmony with nature, allowing things to grow and unfold in their own time and the patience to nurture something into being - be it a garden, a child, or a creative project. He makes an excellent parent, especially if he follows his instincts more often than "the experts".
Zubin has three major faults: one is his bullheaded obstinacy. The second is his unwillingness to deviate from his safe, predictable routine. And the third is Mehta's tendency to always insist upon realism and undervalue the imaginative, speculative, and fanciful - in other words, Zubin Mehta lacks the ability to play with ideas and possibilities, and to open his mind to new horizons.
Ownership gives Zubin Mehta a sense of security, and he has a strong attachment to his possessions. Zubin also has a natural instinct for or understanding of economics, finance, trade, and appraising the value of merchandise.
Zubin Mehta 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. Zubin has difficulty satisfying both his need to be an individual and his need for caring relationships and a sense of belonging. Moreover, Zubin sends out mixed messages so people do not always know how to respond to him or what Zubin really wants, thereby creating confusion or conflict in close relationships.
Innovative, original, unorthodox and unconventional, he identifies with the role of a rebel, reformer or iconoclast. Zubin Mehta insists upon a great deal of personal freedom and does not easily adapt to others' needs and wishes. Zubin needs a lifestyle that allows him to be spontaneous. He often feels that he is somehow different from other people and outside of society's mainstream.
Mehta always seems to find the right words to verbalize his feelings, especially in regard to love and friendship. Zubin Mehta also has a keen sense of beauty and he probably appreciates art, music or poetry.
He may find it hard to establish relationships with other people and he tends to look for more timid partners. Zubin Mehta could also have difficulty expressing his ideas to others as well as coming to an understanding with them.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Pisces and Sun in Taurus
Sun in Taurus
Sun in 2nd house
Sun Square Moon
Sun Conjunct Uranus
Sun Conjunct Mercury/Venus
Sun Opposition Neptune/N. Node