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    19-Jan-2017, 23:42 UT/GMT
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    Moon046'16"7s39
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    Venus172'34"4s53
    Mars2349'29"2s58
    Jupiter2240'18"7s34
    Saturn2326' 6"22s00
    Uranus2045'32"7n33
    Neptune1014'46"8s31
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    TrueNode356'11"r10n04
    Chiron2146'13"0n19
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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
19-Jan-2017, 23:42 UT/GMT
Sun05'52"20s08
Moon046'16"7s39
Mercury60'15"22s02
Venus172'34"4s53
Mars2349'29"2s58
Jupiter2240'18"7s34
Saturn2326' 6"22s00
Uranus2045'32"7n33
Neptune1014'46"8s31
Pluto1735'30"21s18
TrueNode356'11"r10n04
Chiron2146'13"0n19
Explanations of the symbols
Chart of the moment
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