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    25-Dec-2014, 22:11 UT/GMT
    Sun4Capricorn2'21"23s22
    Moon26Aquarius24'51"9s07
    Mercury13Capricorn57' 4"24s51
    Venus19Capricorn6'22"23s16
    Mars16Aquarius17'46"17s05
    Jupiter22Leo9' 3"r14n55
    Saturn0Sagittarius14'17"18s19
    Uranus12Aries34'36"4n21
    Neptune5Pisces14'36"10s16
    Pluto12Capricorn57'14"20s39
    TrueNode15Libra37'56"r6s09
    Chiron13Pisces34'43"2s09
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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-Dec-2014, 22:11 UT/GMT
Sun4Capricorn2'21"23s22
Moon26Aquarius24'51"9s07
Mercury13Capricorn57' 4"24s51
Venus19Capricorn6'22"23s16
Mars16Aquarius17'46"17s05
Jupiter22Leo9' 3"r14n55
Saturn0Sagittarius14'17"18s19
Uranus12Aries34'36"4n21
Neptune5Pisces14'36"10s16
Pluto12Capricorn57'14"20s39
TrueNode15Libra37'56"r6s09
Chiron13Pisces34'43"2s09
Explanations of the symbols
Chart of the moment
Astrologer watching the sky through a telescope, by Eugene Ivanov
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