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    18-Dec-2014, 21:26 UT/GMT
    Sun26Sagittarius52'33"23s24
    Moon16Scorpio23'22"14s20
    Mercury2Capricorn44'34"25s17
    Venus10Capricorn17' 8"24s02
    Mars10Aquarius48' 7"18s43
    Jupiter22Leo27'42"r14n47
    Saturn29Scorpio28'39"18s10
    Uranus12Aries34'26"r4n21
    Neptune5Pisces6' 7"10s19
    Pluto12Capricorn42'46"20s39
    TrueNode16Libra45' 9"r6s35
    Chiron13Pisces23'31"2s11
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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
18-Dec-2014, 21:26 UT/GMT
Sun26Sagittarius52'33"23s24
Moon16Scorpio23'22"14s20
Mercury2Capricorn44'34"25s17
Venus10Capricorn17' 8"24s02
Mars10Aquarius48' 7"18s43
Jupiter22Leo27'42"r14n47
Saturn29Scorpio28'39"18s10
Uranus12Aries34'26"r4n21
Neptune5Pisces6' 7"10s19
Pluto12Capricorn42'46"20s39
TrueNode16Libra45' 9"r6s35
Chiron13Pisces23'31"2s11
Explanations of the symbols
Chart of the moment
Astrologer watching the sky through a telescope, by Eugene Ivanov
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