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    7-Feb-2016, 16:03 UT/GMT
    Sun18Aquarius18'28"15s20
    Moon5Aquarius52'38"15s09
    Mercury22Capricorn46'19"20s56
    Venus18Capricorn15'11"21s50
    Mars18Scorpio13'13"15s52
    Jupiter21Virgo47'22"r4n33
    Saturn14Sagittarius38'20"20s54
    Uranus17Aries21'12"6n15
    Neptune8Pisces42' 6"9s02
    Pluto16Capricorn18'23"20s55
    TrueNode22Virgo7'41"r3n07
    Chiron19Pisces7' 4"0n28
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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
7-Feb-2016, 16:03 UT/GMT
Sun18Aquarius18'28"15s20
Moon5Aquarius52'38"15s09
Mercury22Capricorn46'19"20s56
Venus18Capricorn15'11"21s50
Mars18Scorpio13'13"15s52
Jupiter21Virgo47'22"r4n33
Saturn14Sagittarius38'20"20s54
Uranus17Aries21'12"6n15
Neptune8Pisces42' 6"9s02
Pluto16Capricorn18'23"20s55
TrueNode22Virgo7'41"r3n07
Chiron19Pisces7' 4"0n28
Explanations of the symbols
Chart of the moment
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