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    23-Apr-2018, 22:14 UT/GMT
    Sun342' 1"12n45
    Moon170' 7"16n13
    Mercury742' 0"1n02
    Venus293'55"20n28
    Mars203' 2"22s58
    Jupiter2013'39"r16s34
    Saturn97'15"r22s14
    Uranus2847'29"10n33
    Neptune1540'14"6s30
    Pluto2117'13"r21s28
    TrueNode1114' 8"r17n24
    Chiron020'59"3n17
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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.

 

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Current Planets
23-Apr-2018, 22:14 UT/GMT
Sun342' 1"12n45
Moon170' 7"16n13
Mercury742' 0"1n02
Venus293'55"20n28
Mars203' 2"22s58
Jupiter2013'39"r16s34
Saturn97'15"r22s14
Uranus2847'29"10n33
Neptune1540'14"6s30
Pluto2117'13"r21s28
TrueNode1114' 8"r17n24
Chiron020'59"3n17
Explanations of the symbols
Chart of the moment
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