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    Sun1046'29"23n00
    Moon1055'38"17n05
    Mercury449'20"24n05
    Venus1743' 2"23n11
    Mars235'34"21s06
    Jupiter1714'34"6n08
    Saturn117' 5"r20s22
    Uranus2412' 0"8n49
    Neptune1157' 3"r7s52
    Pluto1620'54"r21s04
    TrueNode1455'53"r5n56
    Chiron2514'24"r2n03
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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
2-Jul-2016, 05:44 UT/GMT
Sun1046'29"23n00
Moon1055'38"17n05
Mercury449'20"24n05
Venus1743' 2"23n11
Mars235'34"21s06
Jupiter1714'34"6n08
Saturn117' 5"r20s22
Uranus2412' 0"8n49
Neptune1157' 3"r7s52
Pluto1620'54"r21s04
TrueNode1455'53"r5n56
Chiron2514'24"r2n03
Explanations of the symbols
Chart of the moment
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