Hormonology uses hundreds of scientific studies to show you how your hormones impact you in virtually every way every day of your monthly cycle. The Hormone Horoscope is a nifty little way of dispensing this information daily. To get started, find the week you’re on in your monthly cycle (you can use this easy guide if you’re not sure), then read your Hormone Horoscope for today!
Which week are you on in your monthly cycle? Find out what it reveals about what your day has in store:
Day 1 (first day of period) to Day 7
Today’s Hormone Horoscope: You may be itching to take a trip somewhere fun, say, to visit a pal who lives far away, to an amusement park or to another country. That’s rising estrogen’s influence. As this hormone climbs, it revs your desire to get far from your house and into the world for a little adventure!
Day 8 to Day 14 or ovulation (here’s how to tell when you’re ovulating)
Estrogen and testosterone rise till they peak
Today’s Hormone Horoscope: You may feel the urge to enter a leadership role, for instance, coach a team, run for the president of your organization, assemble a new Meetup group or apply for a managerial role at work. Why? As estrogen and testosterone rise in your Week 2, it boosts your desire to be the head of the pack!
Day 15 (or the day after ovulation) to Day 22
Progesterone rises; estrogen and testosterone drop for half the week, then estrogen rises again
Today’s Hormone Horoscope: The desire you had in your Week 2 to be around a lot of people and seek out new folks to mingle with is replaced in your Week 3 with a desire for smaller, intimate social gatherings with folks you know well. The reason? As progesterone rises, it slows you down, tires you out and makes you quiet while also upping your desire to be more cautious. So, not only do you feel safer around close friends and family, you don’t feel like you need to expend as much energy to “be on” and entertain them with with and charm. They’ll love you even in your low-pep periods.
Day 23 to the end of cycle
Estrogen and progesterone plunge
Today’s Hormone Horoscope: Your premenstrual Week 4 is a good time to take a break and indulge in an activity that releases stress. That’s because you’ve used your rising estrogen boost in pep in Week 1 and Week 2 to tackle tasks and your rising progesterone caretaking influence in Week 3 to nurture others and gussy up your home. With those hormones plunging fast in Week 4, which brings down your energy, mood and patience, it’s time to focus on yourself and recuperate so you can face another month of to-dos all over again.
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