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    Current Planets
    2-May-2016, 09:06 UT/GMT
    Sun12Taurus23'24"15n33
    Moon10Pisces48' 8"6s43
    Mercury23Taurus1'40"r20n16
    Venus2Taurus54' 0"11n20
    Mars7Sagittarius31' 3"r21s43
    Jupiter13Virgo20' 1"r7n50
    Saturn15Sagittarius16'50"r20s50
    Uranus21Aries43' 0"7n55
    Neptune11Pisces33'24"7s59
    Pluto17Capricorn26'12"r20s51
    TrueNode20Virgo30'58"3n45
    Chiron23Pisces55'30"1n23
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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-May-2016, 09:06 UT/GMT
Sun12Taurus23'24"15n33
Moon10Pisces48' 8"6s43
Mercury23Taurus1'40"r20n16
Venus2Taurus54' 0"11n20
Mars7Sagittarius31' 3"r21s43
Jupiter13Virgo20' 1"r7n50
Saturn15Sagittarius16'50"r20s50
Uranus21Aries43' 0"7n55
Neptune11Pisces33'24"7s59
Pluto17Capricorn26'12"r20s51
TrueNode20Virgo30'58"3n45
Chiron23Pisces55'30"1n23
Explanations of the symbols
Chart of the moment
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