By Raffaelle Monti (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
Asteroid Veritas is named after the goddess of truth. This asteroid is pretty self-explanatory, but it shows where you want the truth in your life, or where you have a hard time finding the truth. Hard aspects to your Veritas can make the truth a hard pill to swallow, or make you deceptive.
On astro.com, Veritas is number 490. In my chart, I have Veritas in Scorpio conjunct my AC (1st house cusp) and south node. Funny thing - I was kind of a compulsive liar as a child. No joke. No matter what people asked me, I lied about it, even stuff that just didn't matter. (My Veritas is also square Jupiter, the planet of expansion, btw) I learned from very skilled masters of deception how to be a great liar at a young age (how Scorpio), and it wasn't until I was a teenager that I realized I hated lying with a passion. I wanted to rip the mask off of all of this deception, and finally tell the truth about my life. What was going on? Veritas conjuncted my Sun, then I had my Veritas return, and it moved into my 1st house for some serious truth-telling!
Now, I'm hard-core into the truth. Whenever someone asks me what is the most important trait for someone to have, I always say honesty. I'm one of those oddball people now who wants the truth no matter what, even when it rips me apart. I've swung in the opposite direction, and some may say I'm truthful to a fault. If you can't handle the truth, stay away from me (and Jack Nicholson)!
The Veritas return has proven to be big for predicting major truth coming out for me - I had my second Veritas return last year, and I found out a huge secret that rocked life a little bit.
In transit, Veritas can show where you need to be truthful, or where the truth will be exposed. Veritas conjuncted my Neptune on November 9th - Neptune makes it a little hard to see the truth! So I had to see the truth in the haze of Neptune. To find where Veritas currently is located you can use astro.com (go to extended chart selection, then click on ephemeris, and type 490 in the additional asteroids and other objects section). Where is your truth?
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