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    25-Apr-2018, 01:27 UT/GMT
    Sun448'18"13n07
    Moon245'23"12n13
    Mercury828'39"1n12
    Venus026'43"20n49
    Mars2036'20"22s56
    Jupiter205'38"r16s32
    Saturn96'33"r22s14
    Uranus2851'22"10n35
    Neptune1542' 6"6s29
    Pluto2117' 9"r21s28
    TrueNode1112'55"r17n24
    Chiron024'29"3n18
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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.

 

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Current Planets
25-Apr-2018, 01:27 UT/GMT
Sun448'18"13n07
Moon245'23"12n13
Mercury828'39"1n12
Venus026'43"20n49
Mars2036'20"22s56
Jupiter205'38"r16s32
Saturn96'33"r22s14
Uranus2851'22"10n35
Neptune1542' 6"6s29
Pluto2117' 9"r21s28
TrueNode1112'55"r17n24
Chiron024'29"3n18
Explanations of the symbols
Chart of the moment
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