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    8-Feb-2016, 11:30 UT/GMT
    Sun19Aquarius7'45"15s05
    Moon17Aquarius22'58"12s48
    Mercury23Capricorn37'32"20s55
    Venus19Capricorn15'13"21s44
    Mars18Scorpio36'27"15s58
    Jupiter21Virgo42'53"r4n35
    Saturn14Sagittarius41'50"20s54
    Uranus17Aries22'56"6n16
    Neptune8Pisces43'51"9s02
    Pluto16Capricorn19'52"20s55
    TrueNode22Virgo3'59"r3n09
    Chiron19Pisces9'44"0n27
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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
8-Feb-2016, 11:30 UT/GMT
Sun19Aquarius7'45"15s05
Moon17Aquarius22'58"12s48
Mercury23Capricorn37'32"20s55
Venus19Capricorn15'13"21s44
Mars18Scorpio36'27"15s58
Jupiter21Virgo42'53"r4n35
Saturn14Sagittarius41'50"20s54
Uranus17Aries22'56"6n16
Neptune8Pisces43'51"9s02
Pluto16Capricorn19'52"20s55
TrueNode22Virgo3'59"r3n09
Chiron19Pisces9'44"0n27
Explanations of the symbols
Chart of the moment
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