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    29-Jul-2017, 12:42 UT/GMT
    Sun635'17"18n37
    Moon2358'23"5s04
    Mercury345'26"9n04
    Venus2735'30"21n43
    Mars548'35"19n53
    Jupiter1640'17"5s27
    Saturn2145' 7"r21s55
    Uranus2831' 1"10n24
    Neptune1347'49"r7s14
    Pluto1739'44"r21s33
    TrueNode2420'31"13n24
    Chiron2831'26"r3n04
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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
29-Jul-2017, 12:42 UT/GMT
Sun635'17"18n37
Moon2358'23"5s04
Mercury345'26"9n04
Venus2735'30"21n43
Mars548'35"19n53
Jupiter1640'17"5s27
Saturn2145' 7"r21s55
Uranus2831' 1"10n24
Neptune1347'49"r7s14
Pluto1739'44"r21s33
TrueNode2420'31"13n24
Chiron2831'26"r3n04
Explanations of the symbols
Chart of the moment
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