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    Current Planets
    22-Jun-2017, 12:49 UT/GMT
    Sun117'21"23n26
    Moon852'34"16n52
    Mercury227'12"24n38
    Venus1633'32"14n10
    Mars1147'39"23n53
    Jupiter1327'52"4s05
    Saturn2359' 1"r21s57
    Uranus2750' 1"10n10
    Neptune1415'17"r7s02
    Pluto1833'12"r21s22
    TrueNode2539'38"r12n58
    Chiron2849'52"3n06
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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
22-Jun-2017, 12:49 UT/GMT
Sun117'21"23n26
Moon852'34"16n52
Mercury227'12"24n38
Venus1633'32"14n10
Mars1147'39"23n53
Jupiter1327'52"4s05
Saturn2359' 1"r21s57
Uranus2750' 1"10n10
Neptune1415'17"r7s02
Pluto1833'12"r21s22
TrueNode2539'38"r12n58
Chiron2849'52"3n06
Explanations of the symbols
Chart of the moment
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