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    Current Planets
    26-May-2016, 07:48 UT/GMT
    Sun5Gemini29'32"21n13
    Moon26Capricorn26'16"16s58
    Mercury14Taurus52'24"12n51
    Venus2Gemini21'32"20n11
    Mars0Sagittarius26'19"r21s34
    Jupiter13Virgo40'44"7n37
    Saturn13Sagittarius42'10"r20s39
    Uranus22Aries55'26"8n22
    Neptune11Pisces56'45"7s51
    Pluto17Capricorn8'51"r20s55
    TrueNode18Virgo11'15"r4n40
    Chiron24Pisces47'50"1n47
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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
26-May-2016, 07:48 UT/GMT
Sun5Gemini29'32"21n13
Moon26Capricorn26'16"16s58
Mercury14Taurus52'24"12n51
Venus2Gemini21'32"20n11
Mars0Sagittarius26'19"r21s34
Jupiter13Virgo40'44"7n37
Saturn13Sagittarius42'10"r20s39
Uranus22Aries55'26"8n22
Neptune11Pisces56'45"7s51
Pluto17Capricorn8'51"r20s55
TrueNode18Virgo11'15"r4n40
Chiron24Pisces47'50"1n47
Explanations of the symbols
Chart of the moment
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