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    30-Jan-2015, 13:31 UT/GMT
    Sun10Aquarius19'49"17s39
    Moon20Gemini46'25"18n24
    Mercury10Aquarius21'10"r14s18
    Venus3Pisces39'30"11s36
    Mars14Pisces10' 1"7s00
    Jupiter18Leo35' 4"r16n09
    Saturn3Sagittarius24'24"18s53
    Uranus13Aries13'57"4n38
    Neptune6Pisces16'50"9s53
    Pluto14Capricorn10'17"20s34
    TrueNode12Libra16' 0"r4s51
    Chiron15Pisces5'58"1s43
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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
30-Jan-2015, 13:31 UT/GMT
Sun10Aquarius19'49"17s39
Moon20Gemini46'25"18n24
Mercury10Aquarius21'10"r14s18
Venus3Pisces39'30"11s36
Mars14Pisces10' 1"7s00
Jupiter18Leo35' 4"r16n09
Saturn3Sagittarius24'24"18s53
Uranus13Aries13'57"4n38
Neptune6Pisces16'50"9s53
Pluto14Capricorn10'17"20s34
TrueNode12Libra16' 0"r4s51
Chiron15Pisces5'58"1s43
Explanations of the symbols
Chart of the moment
Astrologer watching the sky through a telescope, by Eugene Ivanov
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