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    25-Jan-2017, 02:18 UT/GMT
    Sun517'44"18s56
    Moon149'13"18s50
    Mercury1149' 0"22s27
    Venus2149'50"2s27
    Mars2739' 9"1s22
    Jupiter2254'24"7s38
    Saturn2356'54"22s01
    Uranus2051'51"7n36
    Neptune1024'26"8s27
    Pluto1745'45"21s17
    TrueNode338'50"r10n10
    Chiron2159'36"0n24
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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-Jan-2017, 02:18 UT/GMT
Sun517'44"18s56
Moon149'13"18s50
Mercury1149' 0"22s27
Venus2149'50"2s27
Mars2739' 9"1s22
Jupiter2254'24"7s38
Saturn2356'54"22s01
Uranus2051'51"7n36
Neptune1024'26"8s27
Pluto1745'45"21s17
TrueNode338'50"r10n10
Chiron2159'36"0n24
Explanations of the symbols
Chart of the moment
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