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    5-Sep-2015, 12:29 UT/GMT
    Sun12Virgo38' 6"6n49
    Moon13Gemini58'27"17n28
    Mercury9Libra37'52"6s11
    Venus14Leo24' 8"r9n42
    Mars17Leo39'27"16n39
    Jupiter5Virgo26'14"10n20
    Saturn29Scorpio13' 5"18s11
    Uranus19Aries51'25"r7n09
    Neptune8Pisces17' 8"r9s13
    Pluto13Capricorn4'16"r20s57
    TrueNode1Libra9'11"r0n28
    Chiron19Pisces31'31"r0n14
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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
5-Sep-2015, 12:29 UT/GMT
Sun12Virgo38' 6"6n49
Moon13Gemini58'27"17n28
Mercury9Libra37'52"6s11
Venus14Leo24' 8"r9n42
Mars17Leo39'27"16n39
Jupiter5Virgo26'14"10n20
Saturn29Scorpio13' 5"18s11
Uranus19Aries51'25"r7n09
Neptune8Pisces17' 8"r9s13
Pluto13Capricorn4'16"r20s57
TrueNode1Libra9'11"r0n28
Chiron19Pisces31'31"r0n14
Explanations of the symbols
Chart of the moment
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