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    25-Sep-2016, 23:52 UT/GMT
    Sun319'38"1s19
    Moon530'10"15n48
    Mercury1558'48"6n01
    Venus253'51"12s27
    Mars297'30"25s54
    Jupiter333'15"0n25
    Saturn1116'10"20s41
    Uranus2316'43"r8n27
    Neptune100'29"r8s38
    Pluto1455'38"r21s24
    TrueNode1239'17"6n49
    Chiron2226'25"r1n01
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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
25-Sep-2016, 23:52 UT/GMT
Sun319'38"1s19
Moon530'10"15n48
Mercury1558'48"6n01
Venus253'51"12s27
Mars297'30"25s54
Jupiter333'15"0n25
Saturn1116'10"20s41
Uranus2316'43"r8n27
Neptune100'29"r8s38
Pluto1455'38"r21s24
TrueNode1239'17"6n49
Chiron2226'25"r1n01
Explanations of the symbols
Chart of the moment
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