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    Current Planets
    19-Apr-2015, 10:05 UT/GMT
    Sun29Aries2'19"11n08
    Moon7Taurus40'10"11n45
    Mercury9Taurus17'40"15n19
    Venus9Gemini2' 2"23n39
    Mars13Taurus44'35"16n02
    Jupiter12Leo46' 9"17n53
    Saturn3Sagittarius54'32"r18s48
    Uranus17Aries11' 5"6n10
    Neptune9Pisces3'10"8s52
    Pluto15Capricorn32'41"r20s29
    TrueNode9Libra57'28"r3s57
    Chiron19Pisces43'46"0n02
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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
19-Apr-2015, 10:05 UT/GMT
Sun29Aries2'19"11n08
Moon7Taurus40'10"11n45
Mercury9Taurus17'40"15n19
Venus9Gemini2' 2"23n39
Mars13Taurus44'35"16n02
Jupiter12Leo46' 9"17n53
Saturn3Sagittarius54'32"r18s48
Uranus17Aries11' 5"6n10
Neptune9Pisces3'10"8s52
Pluto15Capricorn32'41"r20s29
TrueNode9Libra57'28"r3s57
Chiron19Pisces43'46"0n02
Explanations of the symbols
Chart of the moment
Astrologer watching the sky through a telescope, by Eugene Ivanov
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