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    Current Planets
    24-Jul-2017, 11:46 UT/GMT
    Sun146'19"19n46
    Moon1630'53"15n12
    Mercury2815' 4"11n52
    Venus2149'14"21n15
    Mars233'57"20n39
    Jupiter162'35"5s11
    Saturn2158'32"r21s55
    Uranus2829'14"10n24
    Neptune1353'43"r7s11
    Pluto1746'47"r21s31
    TrueNode2415'58"r13n26
    Chiron2838' 1"r3n06
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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
24-Jul-2017, 11:46 UT/GMT
Sun146'19"19n46
Moon1630'53"15n12
Mercury2815' 4"11n52
Venus2149'14"21n15
Mars233'57"20n39
Jupiter162'35"5s11
Saturn2158'32"r21s55
Uranus2829'14"10n24
Neptune1353'43"r7s11
Pluto1746'47"r21s31
TrueNode2415'58"r13n26
Chiron2838' 1"r3n06
Explanations of the symbols
Chart of the moment
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