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    28-Feb-2015, 08:03 UT/GMT
    Sun9Pisces24'22"8s03
    Moon9Cancer56'56"17n52
    Mercury12Aquarius56' 7"17s31
    Venus9Aries12'38"2n58
    Mars6Aries23'14"2n05
    Jupiter14Leo55'34"r17n18
    Saturn4Sagittarius45'28"19s04
    Uranus14Aries25'31"5n06
    Neptune7Pisces20'45"9s30
    Pluto14Capricorn58'33"20s31
    TrueNode10Libra26'56"r4s08
    Chiron16Pisces46'59"1s07
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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
28-Feb-2015, 08:03 UT/GMT
Sun9Pisces24'22"8s03
Moon9Cancer56'56"17n52
Mercury12Aquarius56' 7"17s31
Venus9Aries12'38"2n58
Mars6Aries23'14"2n05
Jupiter14Leo55'34"r17n18
Saturn4Sagittarius45'28"19s04
Uranus14Aries25'31"5n06
Neptune7Pisces20'45"9s30
Pluto14Capricorn58'33"20s31
TrueNode10Libra26'56"r4s08
Chiron16Pisces46'59"1s07
Explanations of the symbols
Chart of the moment
Astrologer watching the sky through a telescope, by Eugene Ivanov
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