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    29-Dec-2014, 06:30 UT/GMT
    Sun7Capricorn26'58"23s14
    Moon13Aries50'38"5n36
    Mercury19Capricorn18'21"24s12
    Venus23Capricorn18' 6"22s42
    Mars18Aquarius54'52"16s15
    Jupiter21Leo56'55"r14n59
    Saturn0Sagittarius35'16"18s23
    Uranus12Aries35'34"4n22
    Neptune5Pisces19' 8"10s15
    Pluto13Capricorn4'12"20s38
    TrueNode15Libra31'33"6s07
    Chiron13Pisces40'57"2s08
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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
29-Dec-2014, 06:30 UT/GMT
Sun7Capricorn26'58"23s14
Moon13Aries50'38"5n36
Mercury19Capricorn18'21"24s12
Venus23Capricorn18' 6"22s42
Mars18Aquarius54'52"16s15
Jupiter21Leo56'55"r14n59
Saturn0Sagittarius35'16"18s23
Uranus12Aries35'34"4n22
Neptune5Pisces19' 8"10s15
Pluto13Capricorn4'12"20s38
TrueNode15Libra31'33"6s07
Chiron13Pisces40'57"2s08
Explanations of the symbols
Chart of the moment
Astrologer watching the sky through a telescope, by Eugene Ivanov
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