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    4-Mar-2015, 08:04 UT/GMT
    Sun13Pisces25'11"6s31
    Moon28Leo4'47"8n51
    Mercury17Aquarius47'21"16s35
    Venus14Aries6'14"5n03
    Mars9Aries26'23"3n20
    Jupiter14Leo29'57"r17n25
    Saturn4Sagittarius50'26"19s04
    Uranus14Aries37'30"5n11
    Neptune7Pisces29'51"9s26
    Pluto15Capricorn3'52"20s30
    TrueNode10Libra7'31"r4s01
    Chiron17Pisces1'51"1s02
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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
4-Mar-2015, 08:04 UT/GMT
Sun13Pisces25'11"6s31
Moon28Leo4'47"8n51
Mercury17Aquarius47'21"16s35
Venus14Aries6'14"5n03
Mars9Aries26'23"3n20
Jupiter14Leo29'57"r17n25
Saturn4Sagittarius50'26"19s04
Uranus14Aries37'30"5n11
Neptune7Pisces29'51"9s26
Pluto15Capricorn3'52"20s30
TrueNode10Libra7'31"r4s01
Chiron17Pisces1'51"1s02
Explanations of the symbols
Chart of the moment
Astrologer watching the sky through a telescope, by Eugene Ivanov
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