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    31-Aug-2015, 18:12 UT/GMT
    Sun8Virgo1'31"8n34
    Moon6Aries2'46"1n59
    Mercury4Libra49'21"3s37
    Venus15Leo0'57"r8n59
    Mars14Leo37'47"17n32
    Jupiter4Virgo24'13"10n43
    Saturn28Scorpio58'49"18s07
    Uranus19Aries59'30"r7n12
    Neptune8Pisces24'58"r9s10
    Pluto13Capricorn7'18"r20s56
    TrueNode1Libra4'50"0n26
    Chiron19Pisces44'33"r0n20
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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
31-Aug-2015, 18:12 UT/GMT
Sun8Virgo1'31"8n34
Moon6Aries2'46"1n59
Mercury4Libra49'21"3s37
Venus15Leo0'57"r8n59
Mars14Leo37'47"17n32
Jupiter4Virgo24'13"10n43
Saturn28Scorpio58'49"18s07
Uranus19Aries59'30"r7n12
Neptune8Pisces24'58"r9s10
Pluto13Capricorn7'18"r20s56
TrueNode1Libra4'50"0n26
Chiron19Pisces44'33"r0n20
Explanations of the symbols
Chart of the moment
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