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    Current Planets
    30-May-2016, 18:55 UT/GMT
    Sun9Gemini46'26"21n55
    Moon26Pisces19'28"2s08
    Mercury16Taurus51'11"13n15
    Venus7Gemini50'39"21n20
    Mars28Scorpio53'28"r21s27
    Jupiter13Virgo55'42"7n31
    Saturn13Sagittarius22'30"r20s36
    Uranus23Aries7'19"8n26
    Neptune11Pisces59' 8"7s50
    Pluto17Capricorn4' 8"r20s56
    TrueNode18Virgo3'11"r4n43
    Chiron24Pisces54'46"1n50
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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
30-May-2016, 18:55 UT/GMT
Sun9Gemini46'26"21n55
Moon26Pisces19'28"2s08
Mercury16Taurus51'11"13n15
Venus7Gemini50'39"21n20
Mars28Scorpio53'28"r21s27
Jupiter13Virgo55'42"7n31
Saturn13Sagittarius22'30"r20s36
Uranus23Aries7'19"8n26
Neptune11Pisces59' 8"7s50
Pluto17Capricorn4' 8"r20s56
TrueNode18Virgo3'11"r4n43
Chiron24Pisces54'46"1n50
Explanations of the symbols
Chart of the moment
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