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    31-May-2016, 10:32 UT/GMT
    Sun10Gemini23'52"22n00
    Moon5Aries34'19"0n49
    Mercury17Taurus15'25"13n22
    Venus8Gemini38'38"21n29
    Mars28Scorpio40'14"r21s26
    Jupiter13Virgo58'10"7n30
    Saturn13Sagittarius19'37"r20s36
    Uranus23Aries8'59"8n26
    Neptune11Pisces59'26"7s50
    Pluto17Capricorn3'25"r20s56
    TrueNode18Virgo2'34"r4n44
    Chiron24Pisces55'41"1n50
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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
31-May-2016, 10:32 UT/GMT
Sun10Gemini23'52"22n00
Moon5Aries34'19"0n49
Mercury17Taurus15'25"13n22
Venus8Gemini38'38"21n29
Mars28Scorpio40'14"r21s26
Jupiter13Virgo58'10"7n30
Saturn13Sagittarius19'37"r20s36
Uranus23Aries8'59"8n26
Neptune11Pisces59'26"7s50
Pluto17Capricorn3'25"r20s56
TrueNode18Virgo2'34"r4n44
Chiron24Pisces55'41"1n50
Explanations of the symbols
Chart of the moment
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