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    24-Feb-2018, 10:31 UT/GMT
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    Venus1650'48"6s30
    Mars1732'24"22s30
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    Chiron2658'49"1n58
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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.

 

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Current Planets
24-Feb-2018, 10:31 UT/GMT
Sun545'38"9s24
Moon207'44"18n47
Mercury1137'25"8s33
Venus1650'48"6s30
Mars1732'24"22s30
Jupiter2258'10"17s23
Saturn658' 7"22s23
Uranus2543'29"9n26
Neptune1337'28"7s16
Pluto2030'20"21s30
TrueNode1448' 1"16n24
Chiron2658'49"1n58
Explanations of the symbols
Chart of the moment
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