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    14-Feb-2016, 17:48 UT/GMT
    Sun25Aquarius28' 1"13s02
    Moon17Taurus53'35"12n59
    Mercury1Aquarius0' 9"20s25
    Venus26Capricorn59'20"20s45
    Mars21Scorpio31'43"16s46
    Jupiter21Virgo5'12"r4n51
    Saturn15Sagittarius7' 7"20s56
    Uranus17Aries37' 8"6n21
    Neptune8Pisces57'38"8s56
    Pluto16Capricorn30'52"20s54
    TrueNode22Virgo3'45"3n09
    Chiron19Pisces30'45"0n20
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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
14-Feb-2016, 17:48 UT/GMT
Sun25Aquarius28' 1"13s02
Moon17Taurus53'35"12n59
Mercury1Aquarius0' 9"20s25
Venus26Capricorn59'20"20s45
Mars21Scorpio31'43"16s46
Jupiter21Virgo5'12"r4n51
Saturn15Sagittarius7' 7"20s56
Uranus17Aries37' 8"6n21
Neptune8Pisces57'38"8s56
Pluto16Capricorn30'52"20s54
TrueNode22Virgo3'45"3n09
Chiron19Pisces30'45"0n20
Explanations of the symbols
Chart of the moment
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