The horoscopes (الابراج) play an important role in some people’s lives – but not me! I have never believed in horoscopes or even cared to read them in the newspaper. This may have some personal or religious reasons. Some people, on the other hand, are obsessed by horoscopes to the extent that they depend on them to decide who to marry or what to do about an important decision.
As I was preparing for writing this post, I browsed the Internet to see what was written about horoscopes, and I was really surprised to see how many websites there are for horoscopes and also to see how much activity goes on such websites. There are thousands of books written in Arabic every year about horoscopes.
It struck me that a lot of Arabic horoscopes are now written in colloquial dialects, although many still use MSA. Most horoscope entries I came across today are positive and tell people nice things about themselves and their luck, which is nice! Horoscopes are a daily entry in every newspaper, and they are called either (الابراج) ‘Horoscopes’ or (حظك اليوم) ‘Your Fortune Today’.
The link below leads to a website which tells your fortune in Arabic every day. http://www.arabhaz.com/data/17.htm
Here is what my horoscope tells me today, and I have to say it is completely nonsense, and my day has been the exact opposite of what it written in the horoscope:
اعمل بعيداً عن موقع الشركة، ولاحظ كيف تتحسّن الحياة .الشراكة موجودة في فلكك، ولكنها أيضاً تحتاج إلى متطلبات مضادة لفلكك، ومن المحتمل أيضاًَ إلى تغيرات مفاجئة. كيف تتعامل مع ذلك؟ تجنّب النضال القوي في العمل و برهن أنك تتفهم جميع أبعاد الحياة.
Below is a list of horoscopes in English and their Arabic counterparts. What is your star sign in Arabic?
|Aries 20 March – 20 April||
|Taurus 21 April - 20 May||
|Gemini 21 May – 20 June||
|Cancer 21 June -21 July||
|Leo 22 July - 22 Aug||
|Virgo 22 Aug -21 Sept||
|Libra 20 Sept – 21 Oct||
|Scorpio 22 Octr – 21 Nov||
|Sagittarius 21 Nov – 21 Dec||
|Capricorn 21 Dec – 20 Jan||
|Aquarius 21 Jan – 19 Feb||
|Pisces19 Feb – 20 March||