Weak, or Lack of, Air Element

Weak, or Lack of, Air Element Interpretations

Lack of Air (or Weak Air)

Lack of Air in the birth chart: These people often hunger for social interaction and they are very concerned with communication, yet they frequently feel out of contact of misunderstood. They may prefer to express themselves non-verbally, through writing rather than the spoken word. They learn primarily from experience rather than from the intellect. Nevertheless, they are endlessly conceptualizing and clarifying their thinking. They may lack objectivity and thus gain understanding of themselves only through receiving feedback from other people.

Compensations For Lack of Air

Note the following compensations for a lack of air element in the chart. But even with compensations, there still exists a deficiency. Compensations have the effect of increasing the desire to express the weak element, even while the individual lacks the natural ability to act accordingly. Compensations for weak (or lack of) air include:

  • Mercury in air sign (particularly Gemini)
  • Mercury in a focal position (conjunct an angle, at the end of a t-square or at the handle of a "bucket" configuration)
  • Mercury in, or ruling, an air house (particularly the 3rd house)
  • Mercury in Virgo
  • Mercury conjunct Sun
  • Mercury conjunct Uranus
  • Mercury conjunct Venus
  • Venus in Libra
  • an emphasis on mutable signs in the chart

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