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    7-Mar-2015, 04:31 UT/GMT
    Sun16Pisces16'33"5s25
    Moon1Libra48' 4"1s24
    Mercury21Aquarius31'44"15s43
    Venus17Aries34'56"6n30
    Mars11Aries36'32"4n13
    Jupiter14Leo12'57"r17n30
    Saturn4Sagittarius53' 0"19s04
    Uranus14Aries46'16"5n14
    Neptune7Pisces36'19"9s24
    Pluto15Capricorn7'24"20s30
    TrueNode9Libra59'52"r3s58
    Chiron17Pisces12'28"0n58
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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-Mar-2015, 04:31 UT/GMT
Sun16Pisces16'33"5s25
Moon1Libra48' 4"1s24
Mercury21Aquarius31'44"15s43
Venus17Aries34'56"6n30
Mars11Aries36'32"4n13
Jupiter14Leo12'57"r17n30
Saturn4Sagittarius53' 0"19s04
Uranus14Aries46'16"5n14
Neptune7Pisces36'19"9s24
Pluto15Capricorn7'24"20s30
TrueNode9Libra59'52"r3s58
Chiron17Pisces12'28"0n58
Explanations of the symbols
Chart of the moment
Astrologer watching the sky through a telescope, by Eugene Ivanov
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