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    27-Nov-2014, 21:04 UT/GMT
    Sun5Sagittarius32'22"21s13
    Moon15Aquarius13'37"11s53
    Mercury29Scorpio38'49"20s00
    Venus13Sagittarius54'47"22s41
    Mars24Capricorn30' 9"22s36
    Jupiter22Leo25'55"14n43
    Saturn27Scorpio3'33"17s38
    Uranus12Aries48'48"r4n26
    Neptune4Pisces50'16"10s26
    Pluto12Capricorn2'36"20s40
    TrueNode18Libra7'13"r7s06
    Chiron13Pisces6'14"2s12
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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
27-Nov-2014, 21:04 UT/GMT
Sun5Sagittarius32'22"21s13
Moon15Aquarius13'37"11s53
Mercury29Scorpio38'49"20s00
Venus13Sagittarius54'47"22s41
Mars24Capricorn30' 9"22s36
Jupiter22Leo25'55"14n43
Saturn27Scorpio3'33"17s38
Uranus12Aries48'48"r4n26
Neptune4Pisces50'16"10s26
Pluto12Capricorn2'36"20s40
TrueNode18Libra7'13"r7s06
Chiron13Pisces6'14"2s12
Explanations of the symbols
Chart of the moment
Astrologer watching the sky through a telescope, by Eugene Ivanov
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