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    25-Apr-2015, 12:03 UT/GMT
    Sun4Taurus58'23"13n11
    Moon29Cancer24'20"15n26
    Mercury21Taurus0'32"19n44
    Venus16Gemini0'46"24n50
    Mars18Taurus8'36"17n22
    Jupiter13Leo1'37"17n48
    Saturn3Sagittarius33'39"r18s43
    Uranus17Aries31'26"6n18
    Neptune9Pisces12'35"8s49
    Pluto15Capricorn31'43"r20s29
    TrueNode9Libra43' 5"r3s51
    Chiron20Pisces1'43"0n09
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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
25-Apr-2015, 12:03 UT/GMT
Sun4Taurus58'23"13n11
Moon29Cancer24'20"15n26
Mercury21Taurus0'32"19n44
Venus16Gemini0'46"24n50
Mars18Taurus8'36"17n22
Jupiter13Leo1'37"17n48
Saturn3Sagittarius33'39"r18s43
Uranus17Aries31'26"6n18
Neptune9Pisces12'35"8s49
Pluto15Capricorn31'43"r20s29
TrueNode9Libra43' 5"r3s51
Chiron20Pisces1'43"0n09
Explanations of the symbols
Chart of the moment
Astrologer watching the sky through a telescope, by Eugene Ivanov
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