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    Current Planets
    26-Jun-2017, 01:04 UT/GMT
    Sun438'22"23n21
    Moon148'34"17n46
    Mercury103'37"24n38
    Venus2017'29"15n12
    Mars145'46"23n41
    Jupiter1336'58"4s09
    Saturn2343'47"r21s57
    Uranus2756'33"10n12
    Neptune1414'24"r7s02
    Pluto1828'16"r21s23
    TrueNode2517'31"r13n05
    Chiron2851'11"3n07
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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
26-Jun-2017, 01:04 UT/GMT
Sun438'22"23n21
Moon148'34"17n46
Mercury103'37"24n38
Venus2017'29"15n12
Mars145'46"23n41
Jupiter1336'58"4s09
Saturn2343'47"r21s57
Uranus2756'33"10n12
Neptune1414'24"r7s02
Pluto1828'16"r21s23
TrueNode2517'31"r13n05
Chiron2851'11"3n07
Explanations of the symbols
Chart of the moment
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