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    29-Aug-2015, 20:03 UT/GMT
    Sun6Virgo10' 2"9n15
    Moon7Pisces1'41"6s56
    Mercury2Libra37'56"2s29
    Venus15Leo31'20"r8n40
    Mars13Leo24'16"17n52
    Jupiter3Virgo59' 8"10n52
    Saturn28Scorpio53'37"18s05
    Uranus20Aries2'33"r7n13
    Neptune8Pisces28' 8"r9s09
    Pluto13Capricorn8'42"r20s55
    TrueNode1Libra6'17"r0n26
    Chiron19Pisces49'44"r0n22
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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
29-Aug-2015, 20:03 UT/GMT
Sun6Virgo10' 2"9n15
Moon7Pisces1'41"6s56
Mercury2Libra37'56"2s29
Venus15Leo31'20"r8n40
Mars13Leo24'16"17n52
Jupiter3Virgo59' 8"10n52
Saturn28Scorpio53'37"18s05
Uranus20Aries2'33"r7n13
Neptune8Pisces28' 8"r9s09
Pluto13Capricorn8'42"r20s55
TrueNode1Libra6'17"r0n26
Chiron19Pisces49'44"r0n22
Explanations of the symbols
Chart of the moment
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