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    1-Oct-2016, 23:16 UT/GMT
    Sun911'49"3s39
    Moon1949'27"4s49
    Mercury2156'29"4n40
    Venus1010'39"15s07
    Mars33'17"25s47
    Jupiter450'46"0n55
    Saturn1141'15"20s46
    Uranus232'57"r8n22
    Neptune951'54"r8s41
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    TrueNode1236'30"r6n50
    Chiron2210'34"r0n54
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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-Oct-2016, 23:16 UT/GMT
Sun911'49"3s39
Moon1949'27"4s49
Mercury2156'29"4n40
Venus1010'39"15s07
Mars33'17"25s47
Jupiter450'46"0n55
Saturn1141'15"20s46
Uranus232'57"r8n22
Neptune951'54"r8s41
Pluto1456' 3"21s25
TrueNode1236'30"r6n50
Chiron2210'34"r0n54
Explanations of the symbols
Chart of the moment
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