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    22-Jan-2017, 03:49 UT/GMT
    Sun218'28"19s38
    Moon2634'16"14s22
    Mercury821'28"22s16
    Venus196'31"3s51
    Mars2527'10"2s17
    Jupiter2246'52"7s35
    Saturn2339'21"22s00
    Uranus2048' 3"7n34
    Neptune1018'49"8s29
    Pluto1739'53"21s18
    TrueNode352'32"r10n05
    Chiron2151'47"0n21
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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
22-Jan-2017, 03:49 UT/GMT
Sun218'28"19s38
Moon2634'16"14s22
Mercury821'28"22s16
Venus196'31"3s51
Mars2527'10"2s17
Jupiter2246'52"7s35
Saturn2339'21"22s00
Uranus2048' 3"7n34
Neptune1018'49"8s29
Pluto1739'53"21s18
TrueNode352'32"r10n05
Chiron2151'47"0n21
Explanations of the symbols
Chart of the moment
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