©12-24-2010 by Donna Cunningham, MSW
Similar to the other tests for the planets, elements, and modes here on Skywriter, this is a test to see how strong the air signs, their rulers, and the associated houses are in your chart. Here’s an overview of this trio of air-related chart factors:
|Sign:Gemini||Ruler: Mercury||Associated House: 3rd: Communication; thinking and learning style; siblings and near relatives; neighbors; basic coursework; commuting.|
|Libra||Venus||7th: Partnerships—personal and business; close, committed relationships; types of people we attract; sharing.|
|Aquarius||Uranus||11th: Friendship; relationship to peer group; group membership; networks; social consciousness, social activism; aspirations|
People who score high on the air are element are apt to be both verbal and sociable, spending lots of time on the phone or internet. Plenty of them are charmers whose flirtations don’t mean half of what you hope they do.
As many are born communicators, they may excel in the language arts like writing or speaking. Often of an intellectual bent, they may entertain new and even controversial ideas and share them with anyone who’ll listen. They like to discuss things, if only in the abstract, but these cerebral folks detest emotional scenes and are likely to distance themselves when one erupts.
One problem with an excess of air can be a certain flightiness and difficulty in turning those bright ideas into practical, real life applications. (There’s a reason they call some of us air heads and others will-o’-the-wisps!)
Those who lack the air element may have trouble dealing with abstract ideas or communicating what’s going on with them.
The tests in this series aren’t a perfect scientific measurement—that’s impossible. They’re just meant as a simple and fun way to find out the strongest influences in your birth chart.
The Test for Air Types—What’s your Score?
____ Sun, Moon, Ascendant, or Midheaven in Gemini, Libra, or Aquarius. 5 points each.
____ Other planets (including Chiron) in Gemini, Libra, or Aquarius. 3 points each.
____ Sun or Moon in the air houses, the 3rd, 7th, or 11th . 5 points each.
____ Other planets (including Chiron) in the 3rd, 7th, or 11th house. 3 points each.
____ 10% of your Mercury Score (See How Strong is your Mercury? Here’s the Score!) Rounded off (44.4 points=4, 44.5 points =5). If you don’t remember, guesstimate.
____ 10% of your Venus Score (See How Strong is Your Venus? Here’s the Score!)
____ 10% of your Uranus Score (See How Strong is your Uranus? Here’s the Score! )
____ BONUS: Uranus within 10° of a conjunction to the Sun, Moon, Ascendant, or Midheaven. 15 points each. (This is the single strongest factor in making you an airy person. Other aspects to these points are already included in the planetary scores)
_____ BONUS: Mercury within 10° of a conjunction to the Sun, Moon, Ascendant, or Midheaven. 5 points each. (Not nearly as mentally hyperactive as Uranus in the same position.) But none for Venus as it is not essentially cerebral or nerdy.
Total all the chart features that apply. I’m just guessing on how people will score, but based on totals for the water and fire scales, it’s likely that a score below 20 would be considered weak, 20-35 would be moderate, and anything above 35 would be considered strong.
And, yes, no doubt, there are a myriad of other factors that could add to your airy nature—I’ll just bet you airy folk can come up with a list of 20. I’m opting to keep this to a few crucial factors in order to simplify the math and standardize the scores.
For the purpose of standard reporting in the comment section: Don’t use the Part of Fortune, the Vertex, Antivertex, Part of Fortune, Sedna, Eris, or the bazillion asteroids other than Chiron.
For your own purposes, use anything you doggoned well please. If you’ve ever jumped out of a plane or gone parasailing, give yourself a handful of bonus points. If you never leave home without a book—or a Kindle—give yourself points. If you text, tweet, and blog in your dreams, give yourself points.
How did you do? Since this is a completely new test, you’re a beta tester and your input is valuable. Let us know your score in the comment section down below this article so we can see what the range of scores is on this test.
In case you missed them, here are the popular astrology tests:
- How Strong is your Mercury? Here’s the Score!
- How Strong is Your Venus? Here’s the Score!
- How Strong is your Uranus? Here’s the Score!
- Are You a Water Type? Here’s the Score!
- Are You a Fire Type? Here’s the Score!
- A Terribly Tentative Test for the Earth Element in your Chart
- How Cardinal are You? Here’s the Score!
- How Fixed are You? Here’s the Score!
- How Mutable are You? Here’s the Score!
- How Strong is your Sun? Here’s the Score!
- How Strong is your Moon? Here’s the Score?
- How Strong is your Mars? Here’s the Score!
- How Strong is your Jupiter? Here’s the Score!
- How Strong is your Saturn? Here’s the Score!
- How Strong is your Neptune? Here’s the Score!
- How Strong is your Pluto? Here’s the Score!
- From Joyce Mason: Chiron Quiz: How Strong is Your Chiron? and The Chiron Resonance Quiz: What’s Your Chi-Res Score?
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