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    22-Jul-2017, 02:36 UT/GMT
    Sun2929'47"20n15
    Moon1128'32"19n23
    Mercury2517' 6"13n15
    Venus196'30"20n57
    Mars11'46"20n59
    Jupiter1545'54"5s05
    Saturn225'32"r21s55
    Uranus2827'58"10n23
    Neptune1356'17"r7s10
    Pluto1750'11"r21s30
    TrueNode2420'29"r13n24
    Chiron2840'42"r3n07
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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, 02:36 UT/GMT
Sun2929'47"20n15
Moon1128'32"19n23
Mercury2517' 6"13n15
Venus196'30"20n57
Mars11'46"20n59
Jupiter1545'54"5s05
Saturn225'32"r21s55
Uranus2827'58"10n23
Neptune1356'17"r7s10
Pluto1750'11"r21s30
TrueNode2420'29"r13n24
Chiron2840'42"r3n07
Explanations of the symbols
Chart of the moment
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