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    1-Feb-2015, 04:04 UT/GMT
    Sun11Aquarius57'39"17s12
    Moon10Cancer49'40"17n57
    Mercury8Aquarius21'13"r14s42
    Venus5Pisces39'22"10s51
    Mars15Pisces25' 3"6s30
    Jupiter18Leo22'27"r16n13
    Saturn3Sagittarius30'53"18s54
    Uranus13Aries17' 8"4n39
    Neptune6Pisces20'13"9s52
    Pluto14Capricorn13'21"20s34
    TrueNode12Libra0'47"r4s45
    Chiron15Pisces11' 9"1s41
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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
1-Feb-2015, 04:04 UT/GMT
Sun11Aquarius57'39"17s12
Moon10Cancer49'40"17n57
Mercury8Aquarius21'13"r14s42
Venus5Pisces39'22"10s51
Mars15Pisces25' 3"6s30
Jupiter18Leo22'27"r16n13
Saturn3Sagittarius30'53"18s54
Uranus13Aries17' 8"4n39
Neptune6Pisces20'13"9s52
Pluto14Capricorn13'21"20s34
TrueNode12Libra0'47"r4s45
Chiron15Pisces11' 9"1s41
Explanations of the symbols
Chart of the moment
Astrologer watching the sky through a telescope, by Eugene Ivanov
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