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    30-May-2015, 03:11 UT/GMT
    Sun8Gemini25'24"21n42
    Moon26Libra44'41"8s48
    Mercury9Gemini17'41"r19n56
    Venus23Cancer33'33"24n01
    Mars12Gemini36'56"22n47
    Jupiter16Leo22' 1"16n46
    Saturn1Sagittarius6'44"r18s15
    Uranus19Aries14' 5"6n57
    Neptune9Pisces46'10"8s37
    Pluto15Capricorn7' 1"r20s33
    TrueNode8Libra22'27"r3s19
    Chiron21Pisces16' 0"0n43
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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
30-May-2015, 03:11 UT/GMT
Sun8Gemini25'24"21n42
Moon26Libra44'41"8s48
Mercury9Gemini17'41"r19n56
Venus23Cancer33'33"24n01
Mars12Gemini36'56"22n47
Jupiter16Leo22' 1"16n46
Saturn1Sagittarius6'44"r18s15
Uranus19Aries14' 5"6n57
Neptune9Pisces46'10"8s37
Pluto15Capricorn7' 1"r20s33
TrueNode8Libra22'27"r3s19
Chiron21Pisces16' 0"0n43
Explanations of the symbols
Chart of the moment
Astrologer watching the sky through a telescope, by Eugene Ivanov
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