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    9-Dec-2016, 18:57 UT/GMT
    Sun188'34"22s54
    Moon1914'33"4n24
    Mercury844'25"25s15
    Venus230'54"21s53
    Mars2245'29"15s07
    Jupiter1814'23"6s02
    Saturn1846'30"21s40
    Uranus2043'15"r7n31
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    Pluto1612'36"21s24
    TrueNode73'36"r8n55
    Chiron2042'11"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
9-Dec-2016, 18:57 UT/GMT
Sun188'34"22s54
Moon1914'33"4n24
Mercury844'25"25s15
Venus230'54"21s53
Mars2245'29"15s07
Jupiter1814'23"6s02
Saturn1846'30"21s40
Uranus2043'15"r7n31
Neptune921' 6"8s52
Pluto1612'36"21s24
TrueNode73'36"r8n55
Chiron2042'11"0n04
Explanations of the symbols
Chart of the moment
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