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    Current Planets
    25-Jun-2016, 08:58 UT/GMT
    Sun413'40"23n22
    Moon337'48"9s13
    Mercury2038'28"22n36
    Venus916'53"23n48
    Mars2312'17"r21s00
    Jupiter1620'40"6n30
    Saturn1132'44"r20s25
    Uranus241'53"8n45
    Neptune120'17"r7s50
    Pluto1630'56"r21s02
    TrueNode1515' 9"r5n49
    Chiron2514'53"2n02
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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-Jun-2016, 08:58 UT/GMT
Sun413'40"23n22
Moon337'48"9s13
Mercury2038'28"22n36
Venus916'53"23n48
Mars2312'17"r21s00
Jupiter1620'40"6n30
Saturn1132'44"r20s25
Uranus241'53"8n45
Neptune120'17"r7s50
Pluto1630'56"r21s02
TrueNode1515' 9"r5n49
Chiron2514'53"2n02
Explanations of the symbols
Chart of the moment
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