•    
    Current Planets
    30-Jul-2016, 17:46 UT/GMT
    Sun758'22"18n16
    Moon281'23"18n24
    Mercury2957'55"12n12
    Venus2244'43"15n20
    Mars2854'22"22s43
    Jupiter2150'28"4n17
    Saturn955'46"r20s18
    Uranus2430'27"r8n55
    Neptune1129'37"r8s03
    Pluto1539'39"r21s12
    TrueNode1312'13"r6n36
    Chiron2446'27"r1n56
    Explanations of the symbols
    Chart of the moment
| My Astro | Forum | FAQ

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-Jul-2016, 17:46 UT/GMT
Sun758'22"18n16
Moon281'23"18n24
Mercury2957'55"12n12
Venus2244'43"15n20
Mars2854'22"22s43
Jupiter2150'28"4n17
Saturn955'46"r20s18
Uranus2430'27"r8n55
Neptune1129'37"r8s03
Pluto1539'39"r21s12
TrueNode1312'13"r6n36
Chiron2446'27"r1n56
Explanations of the symbols
Chart of the moment
Advertisement
As one of the largest astrology portals WWW.ASTRO.COM offers a lot of free features on the subject. With high-quality horoscope interpretations by the world's leading astrologers Liz Greene, Robert Hand and other authors, many free horoscopes and extensive information on astrology for beginners and professionals, www.astro.com is the first address for astrology on the web.
Homepage - Free Horoscopes - Astro Shop - Astrology Knowledge - Ephemeris - Authors and Staff - My Astro - Direct Atlas query - Sitemap - FAQ - Forum - Contact Astrodienst