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    24-Aug-2016, 17:50 UT/GMT
    Sun158'33"10n46
    Moon2633' 9"14n27
    Mercury2734'43"2s03
    Venus2326'48"3n45
    Mars100'59"24s42
    Jupiter2642'16"2n19
    Saturn952'57"20s23
    Uranus2414'28"r8n49
    Neptune1052'19"r8s18
    Pluto1511' 2"r21s18
    TrueNode1246'26"6n46
    Chiron2353'20"r1n37
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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
24-Aug-2016, 17:50 UT/GMT
Sun158'33"10n46
Moon2633' 9"14n27
Mercury2734'43"2s03
Venus2326'48"3n45
Mars100'59"24s42
Jupiter2642'16"2n19
Saturn952'57"20s23
Uranus2414'28"r8n49
Neptune1052'19"r8s18
Pluto1511' 2"r21s18
TrueNode1246'26"6n46
Chiron2353'20"r1n37
Explanations of the symbols
Chart of the moment
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