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    Current Planets
    6-May-2016, 19:41 UT/GMT
    Sun16Taurus41'41"16n49
    Moon16Taurus48'30"12n46
    Mercury21Taurus4' 7"r18n42
    Venus8Taurus22' 8"13n15
    Mars6Sagittarius34'12"r21s46
    Jupiter13Virgo15'59"r7n51
    Saturn15Sagittarius1'22"r20s48
    Uranus21Aries57'21"8n00
    Neptune11Pisces39' 1"7s57
    Pluto17Capricorn24' 5"r20s52
    TrueNode20Virgo16'41"r3n51
    Chiron24Pisces6'59"1n28
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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
6-May-2016, 19:41 UT/GMT
Sun16Taurus41'41"16n49
Moon16Taurus48'30"12n46
Mercury21Taurus4' 7"r18n42
Venus8Taurus22' 8"13n15
Mars6Sagittarius34'12"r21s46
Jupiter13Virgo15'59"r7n51
Saturn15Sagittarius1'22"r20s48
Uranus21Aries57'21"8n00
Neptune11Pisces39' 1"7s57
Pluto17Capricorn24' 5"r20s52
TrueNode20Virgo16'41"r3n51
Chiron24Pisces6'59"1n28
Explanations of the symbols
Chart of the moment
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