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    Current Planets
    29-May-2016, 01:24 UT/GMT
    Sun8Gemini6'54"21n39
    Moon2Pisces25'20"9s20
    Mercury15Taurus55' 8"13n01
    Venus5Gemini43' 6"20n54
    Mars29Scorpio29' 5"r21s30
    Jupiter13Virgo49'31"7n34
    Saturn13Sagittarius30'10"r20s37
    Uranus23Aries2'47"8n24
    Neptune11Pisces58'17"7s50
    Pluto17Capricorn6' 0"r20s55
    TrueNode18Virgo3'20"r4n43
    Chiron24Pisces52'12"1n49
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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-May-2016, 01:24 UT/GMT
Sun8Gemini6'54"21n39
Moon2Pisces25'20"9s20
Mercury15Taurus55' 8"13n01
Venus5Gemini43' 6"20n54
Mars29Scorpio29' 5"r21s30
Jupiter13Virgo49'31"7n34
Saturn13Sagittarius30'10"r20s37
Uranus23Aries2'47"8n24
Neptune11Pisces58'17"7s50
Pluto17Capricorn6' 0"r20s55
TrueNode18Virgo3'20"r4n43
Chiron24Pisces52'12"1n49
Explanations of the symbols
Chart of the moment
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