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    31-Jul-2016, 09:36 UT/GMT
    Sun836'15"18n06
    Moon716' 2"18n30
    Mercury058'48"11n46
    Venus2333'22"15n04
    Mars298'24"22s46
    Jupiter2157'40"4n14
    Saturn954'55"r20s18
    Uranus2430'25"r8n55
    Neptune1128'45"r8s04
    Pluto1538'46"r21s12
    TrueNode138'46"r6n37
    Chiron2445'21"r1n55
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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
31-Jul-2016, 09:36 UT/GMT
Sun836'15"18n06
Moon716' 2"18n30
Mercury058'48"11n46
Venus2333'22"15n04
Mars298'24"22s46
Jupiter2157'40"4n14
Saturn954'55"r20s18
Uranus2430'25"r8n55
Neptune1128'45"r8s04
Pluto1538'46"r21s12
TrueNode138'46"r6n37
Chiron2445'21"r1n55
Explanations of the symbols
Chart of the moment
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