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    30-Aug-2016, 02:20 UT/GMT
    Sun78'48"8n53
    Moon100' 4"14n59
    Mercury294' 4"3s19
    Venus00'41"1n01
    Mars1253' 8"25s04
    Jupiter2748'42"1n53
    Saturn100'11"20s25
    Uranus247'25"r8n46
    Neptune1043'34"r8s21
    Pluto156'34"r21s19
    TrueNode1243'19"r6n47
    Chiron2339'37"r1n31
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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-Aug-2016, 02:20 UT/GMT
Sun78'48"8n53
Moon100' 4"14n59
Mercury294' 4"3s19
Venus00'41"1n01
Mars1253' 8"25s04
Jupiter2748'42"1n53
Saturn100'11"20s25
Uranus247'25"r8n46
Neptune1043'34"r8s21
Pluto156'34"r21s19
TrueNode1243'19"r6n47
Chiron2339'37"r1n31
Explanations of the symbols
Chart of the moment
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