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    28-May-2015, 23:29 UT/GMT
    Sun7Gemini18'58"21n32
    Moon12Libra47'25"4s41
    Mercury9Gemini56' 8"r20n21
    Venus22Cancer23'25"24n15
    Mars11Gemini48'55"22n40
    Jupiter16Leo12'40"16n49
    Saturn1Sagittarius11'50"r18s16
    Uranus19Aries11'11"6n56
    Neptune9Pisces45'39"8s37
    Pluto15Capricorn8'18"r20s33
    TrueNode8Libra24'17"r3s20
    Chiron21Pisces14'25"0n42
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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
28-May-2015, 23:29 UT/GMT
Sun7Gemini18'58"21n32
Moon12Libra47'25"4s41
Mercury9Gemini56' 8"r20n21
Venus22Cancer23'25"24n15
Mars11Gemini48'55"22n40
Jupiter16Leo12'40"16n49
Saturn1Sagittarius11'50"r18s16
Uranus19Aries11'11"6n56
Neptune9Pisces45'39"8s37
Pluto15Capricorn8'18"r20s33
TrueNode8Libra24'17"r3s20
Chiron21Pisces14'25"0n42
Explanations of the symbols
Chart of the moment
Astrologer watching the sky through a telescope, by Eugene Ivanov
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