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    23-May-2015, 08:09 UT/GMT
    Sun1Gemini54' 1"20n32
    Moon5Leo24'44"14n29
    Mercury12Gemini27'57"r22n19
    Venus16Cancer34'34"25n09
    Mars7Gemini53'27"22n02
    Jupiter15Leo29'19"17n03
    Saturn1Sagittarius37' 0"r18s20
    Uranus18Aries56'22"6n50
    Neptune9Pisces42'29"8s38
    Pluto15Capricorn14'10"r20s32
    TrueNode8Libra27'19"r3s21
    Chiron21Pisces5'43"0n38
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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
23-May-2015, 08:09 UT/GMT
Sun1Gemini54' 1"20n32
Moon5Leo24'44"14n29
Mercury12Gemini27'57"r22n19
Venus16Cancer34'34"25n09
Mars7Gemini53'27"22n02
Jupiter15Leo29'19"17n03
Saturn1Sagittarius37' 0"r18s20
Uranus18Aries56'22"6n50
Neptune9Pisces42'29"8s38
Pluto15Capricorn14'10"r20s32
TrueNode8Libra27'19"r3s21
Chiron21Pisces5'43"0n38
Explanations of the symbols
Chart of the moment
Astrologer watching the sky through a telescope, by Eugene Ivanov
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