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    Mercury12Leo27'49"18n46
    Venus0Virgo26'13"r6n57
    Mars23Cancer11'52"22n23
    Jupiter27Leo14'44"13n14
    Saturn28Scorpio17'37"r17s50
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    Neptune9Pisces15'50"r8s50
    Pluto13Capricorn42'39"r20s48
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    Chiron21Pisces1'28"r0n48
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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
29-Jul-2015, 12:34 UT/GMT
Sun6Leo5'30"18n45
Moon10Capricorn17'13"18s00
Mercury12Leo27'49"18n46
Venus0Virgo26'13"r6n57
Mars23Cancer11'52"22n23
Jupiter27Leo14'44"13n14
Saturn28Scorpio17'37"r17s50
Uranus20Aries29'56"r7n24
Neptune9Pisces15'50"r8s50
Pluto13Capricorn42'39"r20s48
TrueNode2Libra36'34"r1s02
Chiron21Pisces1'28"r0n48
Explanations of the symbols
Chart of the moment
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