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    3-Mar-2015, 15:14 UT/GMT
    Sun12Pisces43' 0"6s47
    Moon19Leo45'36"11n04
    Mercury16Aquarius54'11"16s47
    Venus13Aries14'50"4n41
    Mars8Aries54'19"3n07
    Jupiter14Leo34'18"r17n24
    Saturn4Sagittarius49'41"19s04
    Uranus14Aries35'23"5n10
    Neptune7Pisces28'16"9s27
    Pluto15Capricorn2'58"20s30
    TrueNode10Libra10'48"r4s02
    Chiron16Pisces59'14"1s03
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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
3-Mar-2015, 15:14 UT/GMT
Sun12Pisces43' 0"6s47
Moon19Leo45'36"11n04
Mercury16Aquarius54'11"16s47
Venus13Aries14'50"4n41
Mars8Aries54'19"3n07
Jupiter14Leo34'18"r17n24
Saturn4Sagittarius49'41"19s04
Uranus14Aries35'23"5n10
Neptune7Pisces28'16"9s27
Pluto15Capricorn2'58"20s30
TrueNode10Libra10'48"r4s02
Chiron16Pisces59'14"1s03
Explanations of the symbols
Chart of the moment
Astrologer watching the sky through a telescope, by Eugene Ivanov
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