•    
    Current Planets
    1-Apr-2015, 21:51 UT/GMT
    Sun11Aries50'46"4n41
    Moon13Virgo35'41"4n16
    Mercury3Aries28'31"0n18
    Venus18Taurus32'11"18n15
    Mars0Taurus54'27"11n41
    Jupiter12Leo39'48"r17n56
    Saturn4Sagittarius39' 5"r18s58
    Uranus16Aries11'16"5n48
    Neptune8Pisces31'30"9s04
    Pluto15Capricorn29'11"20s28
    TrueNode10Libra0'23"3s58
    Chiron18Pisces46'16"0n22
    Explanations of the symbols
    Chart of the moment
| My Astro | Forum | FAQ
Menu

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
1-Apr-2015, 21:51 UT/GMT
Sun11Aries50'46"4n41
Moon13Virgo35'41"4n16
Mercury3Aries28'31"0n18
Venus18Taurus32'11"18n15
Mars0Taurus54'27"11n41
Jupiter12Leo39'48"r17n56
Saturn4Sagittarius39' 5"r18s58
Uranus16Aries11'16"5n48
Neptune8Pisces31'30"9s04
Pluto15Capricorn29'11"20s28
TrueNode10Libra0'23"3s58
Chiron18Pisces46'16"0n22
Explanations of the symbols
Chart of the moment
Astrologer watching the sky through a telescope, by Eugene Ivanov
Advertisement
As one of the largest astrology portals WWW.ASTRO.COM offers a lot of free features on the subject. With high-quality horoscope interpretations by the world's leading astrologers Liz Greene, Robert Hand and other authors, many free horoscopes and extensive information on astrology for beginners and professionals, www.astro.com is the first address for astrology on the web.
Homepage - Free Horoscopes - Astro Shop - Astrology Knowledge - Ephemeris - Authors and Staff - My Astro - Direct Atlas query - Sitemap - FAQ - Forum - Contact Astrodienst