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    22-Jul-2017, 10:01 UT/GMT
    Sun2947'29"20n11
    Moon164'55"19n15
    Mercury2540'55"13n04
    Venus1927'34"21n00
    Mars113'44"20n57
    Jupiter1548' 1"5s05
    Saturn224'36"r21s55
    Uranus2828' 9"10n23
    Neptune1355'57"r7s10
    Pluto1749'45"r21s31
    TrueNode2419'34"r13n25
    Chiron2840'22"r3n06
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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-Jul-2017, 10:01 UT/GMT
Sun2947'29"20n11
Moon164'55"19n15
Mercury2540'55"13n04
Venus1927'34"21n00
Mars113'44"20n57
Jupiter1548' 1"5s05
Saturn224'36"r21s55
Uranus2828' 9"10n23
Neptune1355'57"r7s10
Pluto1749'45"r21s31
TrueNode2419'34"r13n25
Chiron2840'22"r3n06
Explanations of the symbols
Chart of the moment
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