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    11-Feb-2016, 16:11 UT/GMT
    Sun22Aquarius21'53"14s03
    Moon3Aries48'51"0n32
    Mercury27Capricorn14' 1"20s45
    Venus23Capricorn11'58"21s17
    Mars20Scorpio6'49"16s23
    Jupiter21Virgo24'18"r4n43
    Saturn14Sagittarius55' 8"20s55
    Uranus17Aries29'59"6n18
    Neptune8Pisces50'50"8s59
    Pluto16Capricorn25'34"20s54
    TrueNode21Virgo59'47"3n10
    Chiron19Pisces20'21"0n24
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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
11-Feb-2016, 16:11 UT/GMT
Sun22Aquarius21'53"14s03
Moon3Aries48'51"0n32
Mercury27Capricorn14' 1"20s45
Venus23Capricorn11'58"21s17
Mars20Scorpio6'49"16s23
Jupiter21Virgo24'18"r4n43
Saturn14Sagittarius55' 8"20s55
Uranus17Aries29'59"6n18
Neptune8Pisces50'50"8s59
Pluto16Capricorn25'34"20s54
TrueNode21Virgo59'47"3n10
Chiron19Pisces20'21"0n24
Explanations of the symbols
Chart of the moment
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