2024: Don’t Let Them Make You Forget

Watch the video replay of my presentation of a Divination For Liberation Sidereal Astrology forecast for 2024.

TWENTY-TWENTY was The Great Sobering Up.

Just as the skies cleared because of the sudden decrease in car and airplane traffic, so too did our awareness of the social contracts we are operating under. It’s not that these contracts were broken. It’s that, for a moment, we were able to see them as they truly are. We no longer saw them as we idealized and fantasized them to be.

The lynching of George Floyd (may his soul rest in power) was a catalyst for social change unlike any other because of how undistracted many of us were. Those of us who had the power and resources to hide from SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19) were situated outside the grinding wheel of industry at that time. We weren’t spending 2-4 hours commuting to and from work. There were no weekends spent mindlessly consuming at restaurants and stores. We could stare directly, without looking away, at the images of a racist murder executed by a representative of the state. We could see it for exactly what it was.

What lies could we tell ourselves about the reality of our social contracts when the fragility of human survival was laid bare by the existential threat of a pandemic?

Undoubtedly, we arrived at an unprecedented nearly global emotional consensus then: SARS-CoV-2 was worthy of our fear and respect. That consensus changed how we moved and used our resources. We bore witness to the fact that change in the best interest of people can be immediate. Aid can be dispensed in the moment of distress. We can change everything suddenly and all at once.

Don’t let them make you forget.

2024 Divination For Liberation Sidereal Astrology - Don't Let Them Make You Forget. A horoscope delineating what 2024 will look like from the vantage point of December 2024.

Remember back in 2020 you felt fear and that fear was honored. Remember those moments when you were not safe, and they protected you. Remember when you were hungry, and they fed you. Remember when you were housing insecure, and they secured your housing. You needed medical care, so they provided it for you. You needed money, so they gave it to you.

Don’t let them make you forget.

Remember when you watched another Black man be murdered by police in plain sight or everyone to see? Remember when your neighbors flooded the streets with you to demand change? Remember when we felt all those feelings together, that rage and righteous indignation?

Don’t let them make you forget.

Human nature is to belong, not to dominate

We are much like herd animals who follow each other off the cliff as we march forward, or into the den of danger as we fight for our lives. A sense other than sight and reasoning other than what is informed by our material conditions is often what drives our behavior as humans. The underlying motivation for almost all human behavior is belonging because belonging equals survival in the safety of the group.

Belonging and the desire for it is expressed by mimicking the behavior of those we are in proximity to, in conscious and unconscious ways. It’s how we efficiently form judgements about who and what is safe and who and what is dangerous. Ultimately, sameness is safety and difference is dangerous, even when sameness manifests like buffalo following each other off the cliff to their death during a buffalo jump. Even hen sameness is being in denial about real threats to our safety.

To instigate change it takes a force, or threat, bigger than the intractable conflicts over power and resources we find ourselves mired in. SARS-CoV-2 was that irresistible force of change at the start. While we’ve positioned ourselves and our cultural norms as immovable objects, we can only hold off the forces of change for so long. Many of us have become the standard bearers for change, leading the charge by refusing to forget while we are all subject to weaponized disability and death by eugenics.

The enforcement of normalcy and sameness through top down, lateral, and intra-communal policing is meant to protect the group from disruptive forces that threaten our stability from the inside. That same policing makes us struggle to adapt to the unrelenting forces of change that come from the outside. The enforcement of sameness is not the problem. The problem is with the emotional consensus that is being enforced. What is the real threat and how do we rally ourselves and our resources to confront it?

We’ve done it before.

Don’t let them make you forget.

Revolution Begins in the Body

Revolution is the act of imposing your internal distress on the environment so that it has a vested interest in your peace. Revolution is sharing the weight and burden of discomfort with others rather than swallowing it down until it forms a cancerous tumor of shame and alienation in your gut.

When did you lose your capacity to cry for help to a lie that says you can take care of yourself by yourself? When did you lose your humanity to self-disregard, an adaptation to your caregivers’ and society’s disregard of you? When did you lose your longing for comfort to a neglect that has normalized suffering you don’t deserve? When did you become so afraid of feeling?

Your feelings are the instrument of change you can wield with power and force. You’ve done it before.

Revolution begins in the body.
Freedom begins in the imagination.
Liberation is what happens when we revolt and imagine together.


Get you 2024 Divination For Liberation sidereal astrology calendars here.

GUIDE: Identifying Your Rising Sign

The only thing you need to know in order to use the 2024 Sidereal Astrology Guide is your rising sign. Once you know your rising sign, you can use the HOUSES IN MY BIRTH CHART table to find out which house each of the 11 other signs aligns with in your birth chart. In this guide, I will show you how to find your your sidereal Rising Sign in your sidereal birth chart.

Once you’ve cast your sidereal birth chart precisely following the instructions I’ve provided, come back to this post so that you can use this guide to identify your rising sign.

Image of a sample sidereal birth chart. The image zooms in on the table that lists each of the planets and points in the chart along with the symbol representing each planet and point; a symbol representing the sidereal zodiac sign occupied by each planet and point; and the degrees, minutes, and seconds of arc.

AC: (symbol for the sign Aquarius) 11° 27' 5" is circled.

Bring your focus to the small box in the bottom left corner of the page. You can circle or otherwise highlight the portion of box at the bottom that says “AC.” That’s your RISING SIGN. (Also called your Ascendant or Ascendant sign. It is also the sign of your first house.) Make note of the SIDEREAL ZODIAC SIGN symbol to the right of the colon.

In the SIDEREAL ZODIAC SIGNS & SYMBOLS table find the symbol that matches the one you noted in the previous step. Make note of the name.

Sidereal Zodiac Signs & Symbols table.

There are 3 rows and 4 columns in this table. Each row contains the symbol and name of 4 sidereal zodiac signs.

Row 1: ♋︎ ♌︎ ♍︎ ♎︎
Row 2: ♏︎ ♐︎ ♑︎ ♒︎
Row 3: ♓︎ ♈︎ ♉︎ ♊︎

Divination For Liberation Sidereal Astrology Created by Dayna Lynn Nuckolls @PeoplesOracle

In the HOUSES IN MY BIRTH CHART table, find the name of the sign you previously noted in the far left column. Circle that sign name and the entire row of numbers following it.

Houses in my Sidereal Birth Chart Table. How to find which sidereal sign falls in which house in your sidereal birth chart.

This table features 12 rows and 12 columns.

The far left column lists the 12 sidereal rising signs from top to bottom. It says: Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius, Pisces, Aries, Taurus, Gemini.

The subsequent boxes in each row are numbered using 12 numbers representing the 12 houses in a sidereal birth chart.

The top row lists the signs in each house from left to right. It says: Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius, Pisces, Aries, Taurus, Gemini.

The intersection of each column and row creates a box with a number inside that names the house number of each sign. Example, the first box says 1. It meets at the intersection of RISING SIGN Cancer in the left column and SIGNS IN EACH HOUSE Cancer in the top row.

Each box you’ve circled contains a house number. The SIGNS IN EACH HOUSE columns tells you which sidereal sign corresponds with each house number. The colored block in each row numbered 1 represents the sign in the first house of your sidereal birth chart. That sign is the same as the RISING SIGN in your birth chart.]

This table is helpful for understanding how transits personally impact you such as a new moon or full moon. Use the 2024 Sidereal Astrology Guide for a personal application of the Divination For Liberation Sidereal Astrology of the year. No previous knowledge required!

DIVINATION FOR LIBERATION: Anatomy of a Sidereal Birth Chart

In this post, I go over the anatomy of a sidereal birth chart in the Divination For Liberation framework. You can use this guide to cast your sidereal birth chart.


MOON • SUN • MERCURY • VENUS MARS • JUPITER • SATURN are the planets used in Divination For Liberation Sidereal Astrology.
Planets are people first.

Subsequently, they are essential aspects of the self that are formed and developed inside relationships.


There are 12 signs in Divination For Liberation Sidereal Astrology:

Each sign is under the authority of a planet. Sidereal zodiac signs establish a hierarchy of relationship & survival priorities based on a scheme of planetary authority.


There are 12 houses in a sidereal birth chart; there is one sign in each house. Houses are where the planets are situated. Houses represent specific people and relationships, topics as areas of one’s life, and body parts. Houses are also a time keeping tool that tells us the when of the who, what, and how that is signified by the planets and signs.


Each of the 12 sidereal zodiac signs falls into one TOOL category: WATER • FIRE • EARTH • AIR; and one TASK category: CARDINAL • FIXED • MUTABLE

The distribution of TOOLS in your sidereal birth chart tells you what you have needed to survive your life experiences (relationships) and get your needs met from birth til death (inside relationships) in the form of behaviors, beliefs, skills, talents, traits, and habits.

The distribution of TASKS tells you what kinds of experiences that have given you the tools you’ve used to survive.

For more on how to interpret your sidereal birth chart:

Weekly Horoscope: January 30 – February 5, 2023

Here is your weekly horoscope for January 30 – February 5, 2023

This week’s themes are: Confronting repression & Revolution begins in the body.

4 – Venus in Aquarius SQUARE Mars in Taurus

This is a sidereal astrology horoscope. Use this guide to cast your sidereal birth chart. Learn to read your sidereal birth chart, and identify its wounds and gifts.

2023 is off to a shaky beginning. The start of this year is like a 2022 repression hangover, a dizzying awakening from the stupor of suppression we used to trudge through the ongoing trauma that 2022 refused to extinguish. What does it feel like to awaken from a dream only to realize that you were not dreaming? To see that the setting of your slumber was in fact reality?

Repression is a fascinating thing: To ignore something that you do not know you are ignoring; To not see something that you are not looking at; To not acknowledge the existence of something that you do not know exists. This is the coping strategy of Capricorn, where Saturn was from January 23, 2020 until January 17, 2023. (Saturn’s not there anymore. It’s in Aquarius as of a couple weeks ago.)

Capricorn represses (an autonomous act) to cope with disregard.

A disregarded body disregards itself. That means that when a person’s body is disregarded, that person in turn disregards their body. When a person experiences no tangible or physical effect of their body’s sensations and functions in the form of another person’s material response, that person cannot regard and become aware of what is happening in their body. If a baby’s cries of discomfort are not responded to with food, that baby will struggle to identify and respond to feelings of hunger. This can last all the way into childhood, adolescence, and adulthood in the form disordered eating.

When an adult’s struggles and the anguish that arises in response to those struggles are not met with care, concern, and resources to alleviate the distress, that adult will not be present to and aware of their suffering. Especially when that adult looks around to see others experiencing the same conditions and somehow continuing onward anyhow, Business Goes On As Usual. A disregarded body disregards itself.

To feel, to regard one’s body, to respond to your distress with attention and concern, even when you lack the resources to alleviate your suffering, is the necessary first act of resistance. This is why revolution begins in the body. If I willfully reject the disregard of those who have the power to alleviate my suffering, if I refuse to internalize that disregard as a model for how I should be in relationship with my body, I become an instrument that disrupts the status quo.

It is incredibly difficult for the people around me and in my life to ignore their bodies when I refuse to ignore mine. In fact, people will go to great lengths to avoid being affected. They will say that the person feeling is over-exaggerating, that they are lying and that nothing is wrong. They will say that they are just trying to gain sympathy and attention. Yes! Yes! That is exactly it. When I am in distress and pain I need sympathy and attention. Give it to me, won’t you?

In the 2023 Sidereal Astrology Guide, the fill-in-the-blank for the Full Moon in Cancer says: Realizing what resources are available to emotionally/physically regulate: (Fill in this blank with the house meanings associated with your sidereal Cancer house. Find that here.)

This Full Moon is very much a prelude to the Venus retrograde in Cancer that occurs this coming summer and fall. Take note! You can see which house in your birth chart this Full Moon and the Venus Rx occur in in my 12-2023 Sidereal Astrology Horoscopes. Make sure you cast your sidereal birth chart first.

  • What are 3 signs you experience in your body that signal to you that you are in emotional distress? If you cannot name 3 signs, might you try honing in on how you feel right before you pick up your phone or device this week? Try to catch yourself when you pick up your phone. Pause. Sit for a bit What do you feel after you put it back down instead of turning it on and scrolling?
  • How do you respond to your distress?
  • Do you signal to others that you are in distress? How do they respond?
  • Who in your life notices that you are in distress?
  • Who in your life do you signal your distress to?

For a more personal application of this week’s astrology, download the 2023 Sidereal Astrology Guide. In it I guide you through the personal application of the year’s astrology month by month. No previous astrology knowledge required.

I’ve created sidereal astrology transit iCals that you can upload into your personal calendar. This will allow you to see the dates and times of planetary and moon transits right in your phone or on your device. Want to know what time the full moon is in your time zone? Or, the precise moment that Mercury stations direct?

Find the Moon sign changes, new and full moons, and eclipses in the 2023 Moon Transits iCal.

Find the sign changes and various aspects between the Sun, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn in the 2023 Sidereal Planetary Transits iCal.

2023: The Power of Self Determination

Intense burnt orange background with an L-shaped brushstroke pattern. Brushstrokes are a dark brownish red that almost blends into the background. "2023" is in a large thin font at the top. Beneath are the words "THE POWER OF SELF-DETERMINATION" in all caps. At the bottom is an image of Dayna Lynn Nuckolls in a small circle. Dayna is wearing think cream colored cat-eye frames, bronze horseshoe shaped earrings, and a black sleeveless halter-type cropped top. To the right of that picture reads "BY DAYNA LYNN NUCKOLLS" in all caps.

The most recent few years have had us mired in the muck of the Earth signs, separated from our will to demand and impact change. We believed that the way that things were was the way that they would always be. So conforming was the only way to survive. Be who they told you you were. Do what you could with what you had available—no use in demanding more when it seemed to be clear that there was not enough. Take it all at face value with no wonder about what lies beyond the exterior. Everything being what it was, was as it should be.

What power did we have to make changes? Machines too big to dismantle must have an inherent right to exist, if only because their complexity and weight cannot be deconstructed with a single hand. That would require allegedly impossible cooperative action.

Then came Jupiter in Aries, in April of this year, baptizing us with the Fire of the entitlement to impact change. With this Fire baptism came a mandate. Might we see this mandate as a divine ordinance? The divinely given opportunity to disassociate our actions, our identities, and our beliefs from authorities that claim to be omnipotent?

When Moses was given his divine ordinance, it was announced by the Fire of a burning bush—a bush that was burning yet was not consumed. That was enough for him to recognize that he had encountered something supernatural. At that bush, he was given a vision of liberation. His encounter with the Divine would be the Fire that fueled the eventual exodus of the Israelites from bondage.

Harriet Tubman, often called Moses, saw the vision, too. She had been to the mountaintop and seen the Promised Land, the same mountaintop that Martin Luther King Jr. saw. Moses brought his people out of Egypt, but he never saw the Promised Land. Harriet Tubman brought many out of enslavement, but into Black Codes which became Jim Crow. King began his freedom fight aiming for Black folks’ integration into the larger, white society. But soon he realized that he was integrating Black folks into a burning house.

Who has seen this Promised Land? Who has been to this mountaintop? Who now holds the vision, the supernatural fuel of a divine ordinance towards change? 

Pharaoh eventually let Moses’s people go. Lincoln eventually signed the Emancipation Proclamation. President Lyndon B. Johnson eventually signed the Voting Rights Act. But, even the Israelites fell prey to the intoxication of imperialism and domination. They wanted their own king. Post-Reconstruction era Black folks sang the song of antiBlackness to each other with more conviction than the composers and lyricists of it did. And post Civil Rights Era America demanded the adoption of class striving as an alleged escape from all kinds of marginalization and domination.

Many of us have become authorities in institutions as a means to achieving our goals of affluence and hoarding. With the validation of those institutions, we carry out and continue the cultural indoctrination we were subject to. We see it as our duty, our right, to align ourselves with the power and influence granted by powers and influences that enthroned themselves. 

Huey P. Newton, founder of the Black Panther Party For Self Defense said, “To us power is, first of all, the ability to define phenomena, and secondly the ability to make these phenomena act in a desired manner.” The first phenomenon that we must define is the phenomenon of self, of identity. This power is the power of self-determination.

The Promised Land we seek now is a place where we are free from the bondage of wage slavery, free from having our food and housing held hostage by wealth hoarders. Free from external determinants of who we are, what we are capable of, and what we have a right to do. Free to determine who we are. Those who commit to the labor of self-determination see the vision of the Promised Land, who hold that vision, who must make it plain. And this is what makes self-determination the ultimate Promised Land.

Now, self-determination means to uproot the indoctrination that took hold while we were sleeping children, unawakened to the realities of consciousness and awareness of ourselves. We absorbed the stories and myths of national identities, gender identities, racial identities, and class identities as irrefutable truths. Self-determination is the necessary resistance that mutes these myths on our tongues, silences their narratives in our streams of consciousness, and amputates them from our bodies. Self-determination is to reject the seductive promise of power over others at the expense of power over ourselves.

You know who you are. What shall you name yourself in absence of authorities who claim to know you better than you know yourself?

View my 2023 Sidereal Astrology Forecast & download my 12 – 2023 Sidereal Astrology Horoscopes.