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    Current Planets
    26-Jul-2017, 17:00 UT/GMT
    Sun353'29"19n17
    Moon1728' 5"6n52
    Mercury048'36"10n36
    Venus2421'19"21n29
    Mars359'41"20n19
    Jupiter1618'47"5s18
    Saturn2152'23"r21s55
    Uranus2830'11"10n24
    Neptune1351'11"r7s12
    Pluto1743'39"r21s32
    TrueNode2417' 0"13n26
    Chiron2835'16"r3n05
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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
26-Jul-2017, 17:00 UT/GMT
Sun353'29"19n17
Moon1728' 5"6n52
Mercury048'36"10n36
Venus2421'19"21n29
Mars359'41"20n19
Jupiter1618'47"5s18
Saturn2152'23"r21s55
Uranus2830'11"10n24
Neptune1351'11"r7s12
Pluto1743'39"r21s32
TrueNode2417' 0"13n26
Chiron2835'16"r3n05
Explanations of the symbols
Chart of the moment
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