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    6-Feb-2016, 03:52 UT/GMT
    Sun16Aquarius46'45"15s48
    Moon15Capricorn2'57"17s50
    Mercury21Capricorn15'37"20s55
    Venus16Capricorn23'31"22s00
    Mars17Scorpio29'42"15s39
    Jupiter21Virgo55'27"r4n29
    Saturn14Sagittarius31'41"20s53
    Uranus17Aries18' 4"6n14
    Neptune8Pisces38'50"9s04
    Pluto16Capricorn15'37"20s55
    TrueNode22Virgo16'22"r3n04
    Chiron19Pisces2'11"0n30
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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
6-Feb-2016, 03:52 UT/GMT
Sun16Aquarius46'45"15s48
Moon15Capricorn2'57"17s50
Mercury21Capricorn15'37"20s55
Venus16Capricorn23'31"22s00
Mars17Scorpio29'42"15s39
Jupiter21Virgo55'27"r4n29
Saturn14Sagittarius31'41"20s53
Uranus17Aries18' 4"6n14
Neptune8Pisces38'50"9s04
Pluto16Capricorn15'37"20s55
TrueNode22Virgo16'22"r3n04
Chiron19Pisces2'11"0n30
Explanations of the symbols
Chart of the moment
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