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    Current Planets
    24-May-2017, 08:47 UT/GMT
    Sun322'38"20n50
    Moon1235'31"11n01
    Mercury849'33"11n27
    Venus1756'45"5n33
    Mars2226'28"24n02
    Jupiter1336'38"r4s01
    Saturn264' 3"r22s00
    Uranus2638'25"9n45
    Neptune147'11"7s04
    Pluto197'44"r21s15
    TrueNode2822' 7"r12n02
    Chiron2814'42"2n48
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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
24-May-2017, 08:47 UT/GMT
Sun322'38"20n50
Moon1235'31"11n01
Mercury849'33"11n27
Venus1756'45"5n33
Mars2226'28"24n02
Jupiter1336'38"r4s01
Saturn264' 3"r22s00
Uranus2638'25"9n45
Neptune147'11"7s04
Pluto197'44"r21s15
TrueNode2822' 7"r12n02
Chiron2814'42"2n48
Explanations of the symbols
Chart of the moment
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