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    4-May-2015, 21:26 UT/GMT
    Sun14Taurus5'39"16n04
    Moon22Scorpio40'59"15s00
    Mercury4Gemini54'31"23n40
    Venus26Gemini36'16"25n53
    Mars24Taurus52'30"19n13
    Jupiter13Leo38' 0"17n37
    Saturn2Sagittarius57'15"r18s36
    Uranus18Aries1'51"6n30
    Neptune9Pisces25'11"8s44
    Pluto15Capricorn28' 6"r20s30
    TrueNode9Libra40'16"r3s50
    Chiron20Pisces26'52"0n20
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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
4-May-2015, 21:26 UT/GMT
Sun14Taurus5'39"16n04
Moon22Scorpio40'59"15s00
Mercury4Gemini54'31"23n40
Venus26Gemini36'16"25n53
Mars24Taurus52'30"19n13
Jupiter13Leo38' 0"17n37
Saturn2Sagittarius57'15"r18s36
Uranus18Aries1'51"6n30
Neptune9Pisces25'11"8s44
Pluto15Capricorn28' 6"r20s30
TrueNode9Libra40'16"r3s50
Chiron20Pisces26'52"0n20
Explanations of the symbols
Chart of the moment
Astrologer watching the sky through a telescope, by Eugene Ivanov
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