Horoscopes in Arabic

Posted on 17. May, 2010 by in Culture, Vocabulary

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

برج الحمل

Taurus 21 April  – 20 May

برج الثور

Gemini 21 May – 20 June

برج الجوزاء

Cancer 21 June -21 July

برج السرطان

Leo 22 July  – 22 Aug

برج الأسد

Virgo 22 Aug -21 Sept

برج العذراء

Libra 20 Sept – 21 Oct

برج الميزان

Scorpio 22 Octr – 21 Nov

برج العقرب

Sagittarius 21 Nov – 21 Dec

برج القوس

Capricorn 21 Dec – 20 Jan

برج الجدي

Aquarius 21 Jan – 19 Feb

برج الدلو

Pisces19 Feb – 20 March

برج الحوت

 

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3 Responses to “Horoscopes in Arabic”

  1. Lubna 17 May 2010 at 7:51 pm #

    Thanks for the video, I had fun listening to it,but I need an English translation for it please.

  2. Horoscope 20 April 2011 at 6:18 am #

    Horoscope plays huge part of my life. The stars and planets tell a story. And there are those who believe that as the earth moves, and the different constellations move into the atmospheres of the planets, this affects the outcome of our future. The movement can be predicted, so the futures can also be planned.


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