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    23-Mar-2017, 12:26 UT/GMT
    Sun33'34"1n13
    Moon513'38"16s35
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    Venus69' 8"r10n10
    Mars940'57"14n59
    Jupiter2010'28"r6s26
    Saturn2738'22"22s05
    Uranus2314'12"8n30
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    TrueNode35'16"10n22
    Chiron2512'29"1n33
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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
23-Mar-2017, 12:26 UT/GMT
Sun33'34"1n13
Moon513'38"16s35
Mercury1819'42"8n02
Venus69' 8"r10n10
Mars940'57"14n59
Jupiter2010'28"r6s26
Saturn2738'22"22s05
Uranus2314'12"8n30
Neptune1230'24"7s39
Pluto1912'10"21s10
TrueNode35'16"10n22
Chiron2512'29"1n33
Explanations of the symbols
Chart of the moment
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