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    30-Jul-2016, 00:02 UT/GMT
    Sun715'58"18n27
    Moon1735'51"17n43
    Mercury2848'49"12n42
    Venus2150'14"15n37
    Mars2838'56"22s39
    Jupiter2142'25"4n20
    Saturn956'45"r20s18
    Uranus2430'28"r8n55
    Neptune1130'34"r8s03
    Pluto1540'39"r21s11
    TrueNode1315'47"r6n35
    Chiron2447'40"r1n56
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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-Jul-2016, 00:02 UT/GMT
Sun715'58"18n27
Moon1735'51"17n43
Mercury2848'49"12n42
Venus2150'14"15n37
Mars2838'56"22s39
Jupiter2142'25"4n20
Saturn956'45"r20s18
Uranus2430'28"r8n55
Neptune1130'34"r8s03
Pluto1540'39"r21s11
TrueNode1315'47"r6n35
Chiron2447'40"r1n56
Explanations of the symbols
Chart of the moment
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