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    Current Planets
    29-May-2016, 11:41 UT/GMT
    Sun8Gemini31'34"21n43
    Moon8Pisces15' 8"7s40
    Mercury16Taurus7'52"13n04
    Venus6Gemini14'41"21n01
    Mars29Scorpio20'12"r21s29
    Jupiter13Virgo51' 0"7n33
    Saturn13Sagittarius28'16"r20s37
    Uranus23Aries3'55"8n25
    Neptune11Pisces58'30"7s50
    Pluto17Capricorn5'33"r20s56
    TrueNode18Virgo3'16"r4n43
    Chiron24Pisces52'51"1n49
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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
29-May-2016, 11:41 UT/GMT
Sun8Gemini31'34"21n43
Moon8Pisces15' 8"7s40
Mercury16Taurus7'52"13n04
Venus6Gemini14'41"21n01
Mars29Scorpio20'12"r21s29
Jupiter13Virgo51' 0"7n33
Saturn13Sagittarius28'16"r20s37
Uranus23Aries3'55"8n25
Neptune11Pisces58'30"7s50
Pluto17Capricorn5'33"r20s56
TrueNode18Virgo3'16"r4n43
Chiron24Pisces52'51"1n49
Explanations of the symbols
Chart of the moment
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