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    23-Aug-2017, 12:27 UT/GMT
    Sun034' 1"11n16
    Moon2257'15"5n08
    Mercury646'44"r4n43
    Venus2649'29"20n26
    Mars2148'11"15n20
    Jupiter2029' 5"6s58
    Saturn2111' 8"r21s58
    Uranus2821'38"r10n20
    Neptune1311'51"r7s28
    Pluto179'49"r21s39
    TrueNode2413' 2"r13n27
    Chiron2743'22"r2n46
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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
23-Aug-2017, 12:27 UT/GMT
Sun034' 1"11n16
Moon2257'15"5n08
Mercury646'44"r4n43
Venus2649'29"20n26
Mars2148'11"15n20
Jupiter2029' 5"6s58
Saturn2111' 8"r21s58
Uranus2821'38"r10n20
Neptune1311'51"r7s28
Pluto179'49"r21s39
TrueNode2413' 2"r13n27
Chiron2743'22"r2n46
Explanations of the symbols
Chart of the moment
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