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    Current Planets
    27-Jul-2017, 00:02 UT/GMT
    Sun410'18"19n13
    Moon2124'18"5n37
    Mercury17'58"10n27
    Venus2441'27"21n31
    Mars411' 1"20n17
    Jupiter1620'58"5s19
    Saturn2151'36"r21s55
    Uranus2830'17"10n24
    Neptune1350'51"r7s12
    Pluto1743'14"r21s32
    TrueNode2417'22"13n25
    Chiron2834'53"r3n05
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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
27-Jul-2017, 00:02 UT/GMT
Sun410'18"19n13
Moon2124'18"5n37
Mercury17'58"10n27
Venus2441'27"21n31
Mars411' 1"20n17
Jupiter1620'58"5s19
Saturn2151'36"r21s55
Uranus2830'17"10n24
Neptune1350'51"r7s12
Pluto1743'14"r21s32
TrueNode2417'22"13n25
Chiron2834'53"r3n05
Explanations of the symbols
Chart of the moment
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