There are thousands of asteroids out there, and many of them link to something specific in astrology. One such asteroid is Veritas, the asteroid of truth. In your natal chart, it can show your connection to truth, how truthful you are, and where you need the truth, while in transit, Veritas can impact truth right now for all of us.
Veritas is moving into Virgo, and will be in this sign for almost 11 months, an extended stay thanks to Veritas retrograding entirely in Virgo in 2024. What does this tour of Veritas in Virgo mean for us?
Asteroid Veritas in Virgo 2023 - 2024 Dates:
Asteroid Veritas in Virgo 2023 - 2024 General Impact:
Virgo is the sign of work, daily life, health, and the details, so we may be focused on the truth with these things while Veritas is in Virgo. We may crave more truth in the work we do and in our work environments, and some may expose the truth about something with their job. It'll be hard to lie about how we feel about the work we do, and we need more honesty.
We may strive to have more truth in our daily lives as well, and can expose the truth about what's happening on a regular basis. This can open up new discussions, and we may feel better with the truth out in the open.
Since Virgo is the sign of details, the details can matter more with Veritas in Virgo when it comes to the truth. We can't gloss over the details, the little things, and need to drill down to make sure we've got all of the facts and evidence and information. But, we can also struggle with seeing the big picture when it comes to the truth and can easily get lost in the details, so we have to be mindful of this.
We can take a practical approach to the truth with Virgo being a practical earth sign, and we may be less emotional about it and more direct. Yet we may stress out about the truth way more as well with Virgo being a stressful sign, and especially while Veritas is retrograde in Virgo. This can amplify stress considerably, and we can have a hard time managing this, especially at the start of Veritas retrograde since it begins anaretic.
There are 30 degrees in every Zodiac sign, and 29 degrees is the very last degree. This degree is called the anaretic degree, and it's supercharged crisis energy in transit. This means we have some supercharged crisis energy regarding truth around Veritas retrograde in January, and it can stress us out to the max, and we have to work on making sure we're evaluating everything honestly and practically.
I fully anticipate there will be some sort of lie exposed, something uncovered that has been missed, or that something that is factual will be argued over in some way. Definitely watch this space!
Not only that, but 2 days after Veritas retrograde begins, Pluto moves into Aquarius, so when the retrograde starts at 29 degrees Virgo, Pluto will be at 29 degrees Capricorn, which is trine (beneficial aspect). This might help us get to the heart of the matter, to investigate and find what we need to, in order to properly assess the truth. But it's all such supercharged energy that this likely isn't a little thing at all. Something big is coming!
On a personal level, if you have any planets or bodies located at 29 degrees of any Zodiac sign, you may need to watch for lies and truth yourself around Veritas retrograde, and it's linked to whatever the planet or body rules.
Veritas can be strongest in January at the anaretic degree and turning retrograde, so that's when we need to be most mindful of the truth. This can lessen as the retrograde goes on, though we may still feel fairly stressed about it.
Veritas in Virgo only makes one conjunction (alignment) with another planet, and that's conjunct Venus in Virgo on October 24th 2023 at 24 degrees Virgo. This may expose some sort of truth relating to a relationship, partnership, alliance, or agreement with Venus, and we can have an easier time with the truth since Venus is a pleasant planet, but we may also get into it with others if we don't agree on what the truth is. We may need some objectivity.
P.S. Asteroid Talent (asteroid of talents) enters Libra on the same day that Veritas enters Virgo, soooo could the details of some sort of partnership/alliance come out right at the start?
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