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    20-May-2018, 15:06 UT/GMT
    Sun2933'11"20n03
    Moon930'23"17n58
    Mercury1147'31"13n29
    Venus117'31"25n02
    Mars140'25"21s57
    Jupiter1653'53"r15s41
    Saturn819'21"r22s17
    Uranus015'44"11n04
    Neptune1615'32"6s17
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    TrueNode823'50"18n10
    Chiron132'53"3n47
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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.

 

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Current Planets
20-May-2018, 15:06 UT/GMT
Sun2933'11"20n03
Moon930'23"17n58
Mercury1147'31"13n29
Venus117'31"25n02
Mars140'25"21s57
Jupiter1653'53"r15s41
Saturn819'21"r22s17
Uranus015'44"11n04
Neptune1615'32"6s17
Pluto216' 6"r21s32
TrueNode823'50"18n10
Chiron132'53"3n47
Explanations of the symbols
Chart of the moment
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