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    26-May-2015, 01:45 UT/GMT
    Sun4Gemini31'38"21n02
    Moon8Virgo21'24"6n03
    Mercury11Gemini24'36"r21n24
    Venus19Cancer24'55"24n45
    Mars9Gemini47'47"22n21
    Jupiter15Leo49'50"16n56
    Saturn1Sagittarius24'47"r18s18
    Uranus19Aries3'40"6n53
    Neptune9Pisces44' 9"8s38
    Pluto15Capricorn11'24"r20s33
    TrueNode8Libra22'37"3s19
    Chiron21Pisces10' 8"0n40
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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
26-May-2015, 01:45 UT/GMT
Sun4Gemini31'38"21n02
Moon8Virgo21'24"6n03
Mercury11Gemini24'36"r21n24
Venus19Cancer24'55"24n45
Mars9Gemini47'47"22n21
Jupiter15Leo49'50"16n56
Saturn1Sagittarius24'47"r18s18
Uranus19Aries3'40"6n53
Neptune9Pisces44' 9"8s38
Pluto15Capricorn11'24"r20s33
TrueNode8Libra22'37"3s19
Chiron21Pisces10' 8"0n40
Explanations of the symbols
Chart of the moment
Astrologer watching the sky through a telescope, by Eugene Ivanov
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