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    19-Sep-2017, 16:40 UT/GMT
    Sun2655'43"1n13
    Moon2017'48"5n58
    Mercury1141' 4"8n39
    Venus2933'48"12n29
    Mars94'21"9n15
    Jupiter2537'32"8s55
    Saturn2141'37"22s05
    Uranus2740'24"r10n05
    Neptune1227'30"r7s45
    Pluto1652'30"r21s44
    TrueNode2358'41"r13n32
    Chiron2632'23"r2n18
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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
19-Sep-2017, 16:40 UT/GMT
Sun2655'43"1n13
Moon2017'48"5n58
Mercury1141' 4"8n39
Venus2933'48"12n29
Mars94'21"9n15
Jupiter2537'32"8s55
Saturn2141'37"22s05
Uranus2740'24"r10n05
Neptune1227'30"r7s45
Pluto1652'30"r21s44
TrueNode2358'41"r13n32
Chiron2632'23"r2n18
Explanations of the symbols
Chart of the moment
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