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    Mercury23Leo23' 8"15n14
    Venus28Leo53'25"r6n19
    Mars26Cancer52'13"21n45
    Jupiter28Leo26' 9"12n49
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    Neptune9Pisces8'11"r8s53
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    Chiron20Pisces50'57"r0n44
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Air - Thinking Type

The thinking type has a predominant thinking function. This individual considers the world in a rational way. He or she analyses things according to the laws of aristotelian logic, and evaluates them using "objective" criteria. He tends to categorise the phenomena of his environment. He is good at giving or receiving criticism, drawing conclusions or finding evidence.

Viewed astrologically this function is reflected in the air signs Gemini, Libra and Aquarius. Liz Greene points out in Relating that the air element is the only one which is not represented by animal symbols in the zodiac. Gemini and Aquarius are human symbols, and Libra an objective measuring instrument. She writes:

Air....

Air is the element which is most typically human, the furthest removed from instinctual nature; and it is the human kingdom which has developed or perhaps overdeveloped in the last two hundred years the function of thinking as its great gift.

If in a horoscope more than one planet and / or the ascendant are in air signs, the individual will perceive his environment mainly through the reasoning mind. He is interested in "reasoned" discussion, not in feelings. With a predominance of air, the feeling function often remains "underdeveloped". He might find it hard to decide "on a gut level" or to accept subjective criteria. There can be difficulties in showing emotions or reacting emotionally.

It is important to emphasise that no function is in itself better than any other. All four types have qualities which are necessary for a holistic perception and evaluation of the world. An overdeveloped thinking function which ignores the other functions, leads to emotional coldness, lack of imagination and top-heaviness.

 

Current Planets
4-Aug-2015, 03:49 UT/GMT
Sun11Leo28'49"17n20
Moon2Aries41'14"1n01
Mercury23Leo23' 8"15n14
Venus28Leo53'25"r6n19
Mars26Cancer52'13"21n45
Jupiter28Leo26' 9"12n49
Saturn28Scorpio17' 8"17s51
Uranus20Aries28'20"r7n23
Neptune9Pisces8'11"r8s53
Pluto13Capricorn35'15"r20s49
TrueNode2Libra6'42"0n50
Chiron20Pisces50'57"r0n44
Explanations of the symbols
Chart of the moment
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