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    14-Feb-2016, 04:42 UT/GMT
    Sun24Aquarius54'55"13s13
    Moon10Taurus10'26"11n09
    Mercury0Aquarius18'46"20s29
    Venus26Capricorn18'52"20s51
    Mars21Scorpio16'45"16s42
    Jupiter21Virgo8'41"r4n49
    Saturn15Sagittarius5' 2"20s56
    Uranus17Aries35'50"6n21
    Neptune8Pisces56'25"8s57
    Pluto16Capricorn29'56"20s54
    TrueNode22Virgo3'17"3n09
    Chiron19Pisces28'53"0n21
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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, 04:42 UT/GMT
Sun24Aquarius54'55"13s13
Moon10Taurus10'26"11n09
Mercury0Aquarius18'46"20s29
Venus26Capricorn18'52"20s51
Mars21Scorpio16'45"16s42
Jupiter21Virgo8'41"r4n49
Saturn15Sagittarius5' 2"20s56
Uranus17Aries35'50"6n21
Neptune8Pisces56'25"8s57
Pluto16Capricorn29'56"20s54
TrueNode22Virgo3'17"3n09
Chiron19Pisces28'53"0n21
Explanations of the symbols
Chart of the moment
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