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    18-Apr-2015, 13:56 UT/GMT
    Sun28Aries13' 3"10n50
    Moon25Aries20'23"8n30
    Mercury7Taurus34'25"14n37
    Venus8Gemini3'51"23n27
    Mars13Taurus8' 0"15n51
    Jupiter12Leo44'33"17n53
    Saturn3Sagittarius57'14"r18s48
    Uranus17Aries8'15"6n09
    Neptune9Pisces1'48"8s53
    Pluto15Capricorn32'44"r20s29
    TrueNode9Libra58'38"r3s57
    Chiron19Pisces41'12"0n00
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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
18-Apr-2015, 13:56 UT/GMT
Sun28Aries13' 3"10n50
Moon25Aries20'23"8n30
Mercury7Taurus34'25"14n37
Venus8Gemini3'51"23n27
Mars13Taurus8' 0"15n51
Jupiter12Leo44'33"17n53
Saturn3Sagittarius57'14"r18s48
Uranus17Aries8'15"6n09
Neptune9Pisces1'48"8s53
Pluto15Capricorn32'44"r20s29
TrueNode9Libra58'38"r3s57
Chiron19Pisces41'12"0n00
Explanations of the symbols
Chart of the moment
Astrologer watching the sky through a telescope, by Eugene Ivanov
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