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    11-Dec-2016, 08:48 UT/GMT
    Sun1944'42"23s02
    Moon1226'48"11n13
    Mercury1025'25"24s59
    Venus420' 7"21s25
    Mars2356'47"14s42
    Jupiter1828'46"6s07
    Saturn1857'41"21s41
    Uranus2041'46"r7n31
    Neptune922'12"8s51
    Pluto1615'34"21s24
    TrueNode653'21"r8n59
    Chiron2043' 0"0n04
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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
11-Dec-2016, 08:48 UT/GMT
Sun1944'42"23s02
Moon1226'48"11n13
Mercury1025'25"24s59
Venus420' 7"21s25
Mars2356'47"14s42
Jupiter1828'46"6s07
Saturn1857'41"21s41
Uranus2041'46"r7n31
Neptune922'12"8s51
Pluto1615'34"21s24
TrueNode653'21"r8n59
Chiron2043' 0"0n04
Explanations of the symbols
Chart of the moment
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