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    Sun12Virgo8' 6"7n00
    Moon7Gemini0'52"16n44
    Mercury9Libra9'27"5s56
    Venus14Leo25'28"r9n38
    Mars17Leo19'48"16n44
    Jupiter5Virgo19'31"10n23
    Saturn29Scorpio11'27"18s10
    Uranus19Aries52'20"r7n09
    Neptune8Pisces17'59"r9s13
    Pluto13Capricorn4'34"r20s57
    TrueNode1Libra9' 7"0n27
    Chiron19Pisces32'56"r0n15
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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
5-Sep-2015, 00:06 UT/GMT
Sun12Virgo8' 6"7n00
Moon7Gemini0'52"16n44
Mercury9Libra9'27"5s56
Venus14Leo25'28"r9n38
Mars17Leo19'48"16n44
Jupiter5Virgo19'31"10n23
Saturn29Scorpio11'27"18s10
Uranus19Aries52'20"r7n09
Neptune8Pisces17'59"r9s13
Pluto13Capricorn4'34"r20s57
TrueNode1Libra9' 7"0n27
Chiron19Pisces32'56"r0n15
Explanations of the symbols
Chart of the moment
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