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    22-Dec-2014, 00:54 UT/GMT
    Sun0Capricorn4'43"23s26
    Moon29Sagittarius41'28"18s37
    Mercury7Capricorn44'34"25s15
    Venus14Capricorn13'51"23s46
    Mars13Aquarius15'26"18s01
    Jupiter22Leo20'32"r14n50
    Saturn29Scorpio49'18"18s14
    Uranus12Aries34'11"4n21
    Neptune5Pisces9'44"10s18
    Pluto12Capricorn49'12"20s39
    TrueNode16Libra17' 2"r6s24
    Chiron13Pisces28'12"2s10
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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
22-Dec-2014, 00:54 UT/GMT
Sun0Capricorn4'43"23s26
Moon29Sagittarius41'28"18s37
Mercury7Capricorn44'34"25s15
Venus14Capricorn13'51"23s46
Mars13Aquarius15'26"18s01
Jupiter22Leo20'32"r14n50
Saturn29Scorpio49'18"18s14
Uranus12Aries34'11"4n21
Neptune5Pisces9'44"10s18
Pluto12Capricorn49'12"20s39
TrueNode16Libra17' 2"r6s24
Chiron13Pisces28'12"2s10
Explanations of the symbols
Chart of the moment
Astrologer watching the sky through a telescope, by Eugene Ivanov
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