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    27-May-2015, 09:05 UT/GMT
    Sun5Gemini46'51"21n16
    Moon23Virgo46'54"1n17
    Mercury10Gemini46'51"r20n56
    Venus20Cancer45'28"24n32
    Mars10Gemini42'16"22n30
    Jupiter15Leo59'58"16n53
    Saturn1Sagittarius18'57"r18s17
    Uranus19Aries7' 5"6n54
    Neptune9Pisces44'51"8s38
    Pluto15Capricorn10' 2"r20s33
    TrueNode8Libra23'40"3s20
    Chiron21Pisces12' 6"0n41
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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
27-May-2015, 09:05 UT/GMT
Sun5Gemini46'51"21n16
Moon23Virgo46'54"1n17
Mercury10Gemini46'51"r20n56
Venus20Cancer45'28"24n32
Mars10Gemini42'16"22n30
Jupiter15Leo59'58"16n53
Saturn1Sagittarius18'57"r18s17
Uranus19Aries7' 5"6n54
Neptune9Pisces44'51"8s38
Pluto15Capricorn10' 2"r20s33
TrueNode8Libra23'40"3s20
Chiron21Pisces12' 6"0n41
Explanations of the symbols
Chart of the moment
Astrologer watching the sky through a telescope, by Eugene Ivanov
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