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    Current Planets
    27-May-2016, 12:34 UT/GMT
    Sun6Gemini38'33"21n25
    Moon11Aquarius58'55"14s20
    Mercury15Taurus15'55"12n53
    Venus3Gemini49'55"20n30
    Mars0Sagittarius1' 7"r21s32
    Jupiter13Virgo44'26"7n36
    Saturn13Sagittarius36'55"r20s38
    Uranus22Aries58'41"8n23
    Neptune11Pisces57'27"7s51
    Pluto17Capricorn7'37"r20s55
    TrueNode18Virgo5'40"r4n42
    Chiron24Pisces49'48"1n47
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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
27-May-2016, 12:34 UT/GMT
Sun6Gemini38'33"21n25
Moon11Aquarius58'55"14s20
Mercury15Taurus15'55"12n53
Venus3Gemini49'55"20n30
Mars0Sagittarius1' 7"r21s32
Jupiter13Virgo44'26"7n36
Saturn13Sagittarius36'55"r20s38
Uranus22Aries58'41"8n23
Neptune11Pisces57'27"7s51
Pluto17Capricorn7'37"r20s55
TrueNode18Virgo5'40"r4n42
Chiron24Pisces49'48"1n47
Explanations of the symbols
Chart of the moment
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