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    7-Jul-2015, 11:18 UT/GMT
    Sun15Cancer2'37"22n35
    Moon26Pisces50'34"0n39
    Mercury27Gemini41'44"22n28
    Venus25Leo23'23"12n45
    Mars8Cancer39' 1"23n57
    Jupiter22Leo47'19"14n44
    Saturn28Scorpio48'18"r17s52
    Uranus20Aries21'24"7n21
    Neptune9Pisces39' 7"r8s41
    Pluto14Capricorn14'32"r20s42
    TrueNode4Libra25'30"r1s46
    Chiron21Pisces28'50"r0n55
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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
7-Jul-2015, 11:18 UT/GMT
Sun15Cancer2'37"22n35
Moon26Pisces50'34"0n39
Mercury27Gemini41'44"22n28
Venus25Leo23'23"12n45
Mars8Cancer39' 1"23n57
Jupiter22Leo47'19"14n44
Saturn28Scorpio48'18"r17s52
Uranus20Aries21'24"7n21
Neptune9Pisces39' 7"r8s41
Pluto14Capricorn14'32"r20s42
TrueNode4Libra25'30"r1s46
Chiron21Pisces28'50"r0n55
Explanations of the symbols
Chart of the moment
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