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    25-May-2015, 04:12 UT/GMT
    Sun3Gemini39'53"20n53
    Moon27Leo41' 0"9n08
    Mercury11Gemini48' 2"r21n43
    Venus18Cancer29'12"24n53
    Mars9Gemini10'16"22n15
    Jupiter15Leo42'59"16n58
    Saturn1Sagittarius28'47"r18s19
    Uranus19Aries1'18"6n52
    Neptune9Pisces43'38"8s38
    Pluto15Capricorn12'20"r20s32
    TrueNode8Libra22'45"r3s19
    Chiron21Pisces8'43"0n39
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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
25-May-2015, 04:12 UT/GMT
Sun3Gemini39'53"20n53
Moon27Leo41' 0"9n08
Mercury11Gemini48' 2"r21n43
Venus18Cancer29'12"24n53
Mars9Gemini10'16"22n15
Jupiter15Leo42'59"16n58
Saturn1Sagittarius28'47"r18s19
Uranus19Aries1'18"6n52
Neptune9Pisces43'38"8s38
Pluto15Capricorn12'20"r20s32
TrueNode8Libra22'45"r3s19
Chiron21Pisces8'43"0n39
Explanations of the symbols
Chart of the moment
Astrologer watching the sky through a telescope, by Eugene Ivanov
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