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: As estrogen rises higher and higher during your Week 1, it boosts brain chemicals that make you feel more confident about your work, school, kids, home, gorgeous hair, whatever you like most about your life. And, according to a recent study in the Journal of Consumer Research, these prideful feelings affect your shopping habits, making you gravitate toward beautiful shoes, clothes, jewelry and other items that make you stand out in a crowd.
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: During your Week 2, you’re not only far more talkative thanks to high estrogen, the mood boost this hormone prompts is making you tell more jokes, flirt and pass along fun gossip!
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: Cue the waterworks: You may end up shedding a few tears over sad stories, shocking news or even happy events. Blame goes to lower levels of estrogen and rising progesterone, a combination that has you channeling your touchy-feely side.
Day 23 to the end of cycle
Estrogen and progesterone plunge
Today’s Hormone Horoscope: Unlike Week 2 gals, plunging estrogen has you on the quiet side. What’s more, lower levels of this hormone are making you more likely taking things a bit more seriously, so you may fail to see the humor in someone’s joke, get irritated when someone tries to flirt with you or aren’t impressed by the juiciness of a piece of gossip a friend shares.
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