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    1-Oct-2016, 09:35 UT/GMT
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    Moon1258'28"2s41
    Mercury2112' 3"4n54
    Venus929' 0"14s52
    Mars240'32"25s48
    Jupiter443'22"0n52
    Saturn1138'44"20s45
    Uranus234'18"r8n22
    Neptune952'42"r8s41
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    TrueNode1238'32"r6n49
    Chiron2212' 4"r0n55
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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
1-Oct-2016, 09:35 UT/GMT
Sun838'10"3s25
Moon1258'28"2s41
Mercury2112' 3"4n54
Venus929' 0"14s52
Mars240'32"25s48
Jupiter443'22"0n52
Saturn1138'44"20s45
Uranus234'18"r8n22
Neptune952'42"r8s41
Pluto1455'58"21s25
TrueNode1238'32"r6n49
Chiron2212' 4"r0n55
Explanations of the symbols
Chart of the moment
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