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    22-Sep-2017, 12:39 UT/GMT
    Sun2941'56"0n07
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    Venus31'24"11n21
    Mars1052' 5"8n35
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    Chiron2624'37"r2n15
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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
22-Sep-2017, 12:39 UT/GMT
Sun2941'56"0n07
Moon2721' 8"6s12
Mercury1628'21"6n59
Venus31'24"11n21
Mars1052' 5"8n35
Jupiter2612'11"9s08
Saturn2148'48"22s06
Uranus2734'37"r10n03
Neptune1223' 2"r7s47
Pluto1651'50"r21s45
TrueNode2344'21"r13n36
Chiron2624'37"r2n15
Explanations of the symbols
Chart of the moment
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