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    28-Jul-2016, 17:03 UT/GMT
    Sun61'53"18n46
    Moon2916'21"15n05
    Mercury2645'48"13n33
    Venus2015' 2"16n07
    Mars2812'39"22s33
    Jupiter2128'29"4n26
    Saturn958'36"r20s18
    Uranus2430'26"8n55
    Neptune1132'12"r8s02
    Pluto1542'24"r21s11
    TrueNode1320'30"r6n33
    Chiron2449'44"r1n57
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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
28-Jul-2016, 17:03 UT/GMT
Sun61'53"18n46
Moon2916'21"15n05
Mercury2645'48"13n33
Venus2015' 2"16n07
Mars2812'39"22s33
Jupiter2128'29"4n26
Saturn958'36"r20s18
Uranus2430'26"8n55
Neptune1132'12"r8s02
Pluto1542'24"r21s11
TrueNode1320'30"r6n33
Chiron2449'44"r1n57
Explanations of the symbols
Chart of the moment
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