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    25-Jul-2016, 16:00 UT/GMT
    Sun37'22"19n27
    Moon164'38"3n44
    Mercury2144'10"15n31
    Venus1630'36"17n15
    Mars2714'19"22s19
    Jupiter2056' 7"4n39
    Saturn103'34"r20s18
    Uranus2430' 2"8n55
    Neptune1135'56"r8s01
    Pluto1546'38"r21s10
    TrueNode1321'53"6n32
    Chiron2454'18"r1n58
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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
25-Jul-2016, 16:00 UT/GMT
Sun37'22"19n27
Moon164'38"3n44
Mercury2144'10"15n31
Venus1630'36"17n15
Mars2714'19"22s19
Jupiter2056' 7"4n39
Saturn103'34"r20s18
Uranus2430' 2"8n55
Neptune1135'56"r8s01
Pluto1546'38"r21s10
TrueNode1321'53"6n32
Chiron2454'18"r1n58
Explanations of the symbols
Chart of the moment
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