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    Current Planets
    6-May-2016, 13:59 UT/GMT
    Sun16Taurus27'53"16n45
    Moon13Taurus11'39"11n55
    Mercury21Taurus11'55"r18n48
    Venus8Taurus4'35"13n09
    Mars6Sagittarius37'35"r21s45
    Jupiter13Virgo16' 7"r7n51
    Saturn15Sagittarius2'13"r20s48
    Uranus21Aries56'35"8n00
    Neptune11Pisces38'44"7s57
    Pluto17Capricorn24'13"r20s52
    TrueNode20Virgo18'30"r3n50
    Chiron24Pisces6'23"1n28
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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
6-May-2016, 13:59 UT/GMT
Sun16Taurus27'53"16n45
Moon13Taurus11'39"11n55
Mercury21Taurus11'55"r18n48
Venus8Taurus4'35"13n09
Mars6Sagittarius37'35"r21s45
Jupiter13Virgo16' 7"r7n51
Saturn15Sagittarius2'13"r20s48
Uranus21Aries56'35"8n00
Neptune11Pisces38'44"7s57
Pluto17Capricorn24'13"r20s52
TrueNode20Virgo18'30"r3n50
Chiron24Pisces6'23"1n28
Explanations of the symbols
Chart of the moment
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