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    Current Planets
    24-May-2016, 09:53 UT/GMT
    Sun3Gemini39'19"20n53
    Moon2Capricorn14'32"18s32
    Mercury14Taurus28' 4"12n54
    Venus0Gemini0'26"19n38
    Mars1Sagittarius6'37"r21s37
    Jupiter13Virgo35'21"7n40
    Saturn13Sagittarius50'30"r20s40
    Uranus22Aries50' 9"8n20
    Neptune11Pisces55'32"7s51
    Pluto17Capricorn10'44"r20s55
    TrueNode18Virgo28'10"r4n34
    Chiron24Pisces44'35"1n45
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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
24-May-2016, 09:53 UT/GMT
Sun3Gemini39'19"20n53
Moon2Capricorn14'32"18s32
Mercury14Taurus28' 4"12n54
Venus0Gemini0'26"19n38
Mars1Sagittarius6'37"r21s37
Jupiter13Virgo35'21"7n40
Saturn13Sagittarius50'30"r20s40
Uranus22Aries50' 9"8n20
Neptune11Pisces55'32"7s51
Pluto17Capricorn10'44"r20s55
TrueNode18Virgo28'10"r4n34
Chiron24Pisces44'35"1n45
Explanations of the symbols
Chart of the moment
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