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    17-Aug-2017, 12:37 UT/GMT
    Sun2447'42"13n15
    Moon2749'45"19n01
    Mercury1042'59"r3n22
    Venus1943'39"21n18
    Mars1758'44"16n32
    Jupiter1928'31"6s34
    Saturn2114' 1"r21s57
    Uranus2826'36"r10n22
    Neptune1321'16"r7s24
    Pluto1716' 0"r21s38
    TrueNode2413' 4"13n27
    Chiron2756'57"r2n52
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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
17-Aug-2017, 12:37 UT/GMT
Sun2447'42"13n15
Moon2749'45"19n01
Mercury1042'59"r3n22
Venus1943'39"21n18
Mars1758'44"16n32
Jupiter1928'31"6s34
Saturn2114' 1"r21s57
Uranus2826'36"r10n22
Neptune1321'16"r7s24
Pluto1716' 0"r21s38
TrueNode2413' 4"13n27
Chiron2756'57"r2n52
Explanations of the symbols
Chart of the moment
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