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    30-May-2015, 19:09 UT/GMT
    Sun9Gemini3'40"21n48
    Moon4Scorpio55'34"11s00
    Mercury8Gemini55'13"r19n42
    Venus24Cancer13'45"23n54
    Mars13Gemini4'34"22n51
    Jupiter16Leo27'29"16n45
    Saturn1Sagittarius3'48"r18s14
    Uranus19Aries15'44"6n57
    Neptune9Pisces46'27"8s37
    Pluto15Capricorn6'16"r20s33
    TrueNode8Libra20' 4"r3s18
    Chiron21Pisces16'53"0n44
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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
30-May-2015, 19:09 UT/GMT
Sun9Gemini3'40"21n48
Moon4Scorpio55'34"11s00
Mercury8Gemini55'13"r19n42
Venus24Cancer13'45"23n54
Mars13Gemini4'34"22n51
Jupiter16Leo27'29"16n45
Saturn1Sagittarius3'48"r18s14
Uranus19Aries15'44"6n57
Neptune9Pisces46'27"8s37
Pluto15Capricorn6'16"r20s33
TrueNode8Libra20' 4"r3s18
Chiron21Pisces16'53"0n44
Explanations of the symbols
Chart of the moment
Astrologer watching the sky through a telescope, by Eugene Ivanov
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