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    28-Sep-2016, 15:06 UT/GMT
    Sun554'47"2s21
    Moon94'42"7n51
    Mercury184'21"5n44
    Venus66'32"13s39
    Mars050'44"25s52
    Jupiter47'26"0n38
    Saturn1126'53"20s43
    Uranus2310'44"r8n25
    Neptune956'38"r8s39
    Pluto1455'41"21s24
    TrueNode1242'23"6n47
    Chiron2219'22"r0n58
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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
28-Sep-2016, 15:06 UT/GMT
Sun554'47"2s21
Moon94'42"7n51
Mercury184'21"5n44
Venus66'32"13s39
Mars050'44"25s52
Jupiter47'26"0n38
Saturn1126'53"20s43
Uranus2310'44"r8n25
Neptune956'38"r8s39
Pluto1455'41"21s24
TrueNode1242'23"6n47
Chiron2219'22"r0n58
Explanations of the symbols
Chart of the moment
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