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    25-Sep-2017, 10:15 UT/GMT
    Sun232'22"1s01
    Moon37'54"15s46
    Mercury2137'50"5n02
    Venus634'23"10n08
    Mars1242'20"7n52
    Jupiter2648' 3"9s21
    Saturn2156'55"22s07
    Uranus2728'29"r10n01
    Neptune1218'34"r7s49
    Pluto1651'25"r21s45
    TrueNode2327'24"r13n42
    Chiron2616'43"r2n11
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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
25-Sep-2017, 10:15 UT/GMT
Sun232'22"1s01
Moon37'54"15s46
Mercury2137'50"5n02
Venus634'23"10n08
Mars1242'20"7n52
Jupiter2648' 3"9s21
Saturn2156'55"22s07
Uranus2728'29"r10n01
Neptune1218'34"r7s49
Pluto1651'25"r21s45
TrueNode2327'24"r13n42
Chiron2616'43"r2n11
Explanations of the symbols
Chart of the moment
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