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    22-May-2015, 18:38 UT/GMT
    Sun1Gemini21'31"20n26
    Moon28Cancer23'56"15n45
    Mercury12Gemini37'46"r22n29
    Venus15Cancer59'11"25n13
    Mars7Gemini29'51"21n58
    Jupiter15Leo25'12"17n04
    Saturn1Sagittarius39'31"r18s21
    Uranus18Aries54'50"6n50
    Neptune9Pisces42' 7"8s38
    Pluto15Capricorn14'43"r20s32
    TrueNode8Libra30' 5"r3s22
    Chiron21Pisces4'45"0n38
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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
22-May-2015, 18:38 UT/GMT
Sun1Gemini21'31"20n26
Moon28Cancer23'56"15n45
Mercury12Gemini37'46"r22n29
Venus15Cancer59'11"25n13
Mars7Gemini29'51"21n58
Jupiter15Leo25'12"17n04
Saturn1Sagittarius39'31"r18s21
Uranus18Aries54'50"6n50
Neptune9Pisces42' 7"8s38
Pluto15Capricorn14'43"r20s32
TrueNode8Libra30' 5"r3s22
Chiron21Pisces4'45"0n38
Explanations of the symbols
Chart of the moment
Astrologer watching the sky through a telescope, by Eugene Ivanov
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