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: Once your estrogen climbs to levels that rev your mental and physical energy–usually about four days after the onset of your period–your challenge is to focus on the projects that are most important to you. That’s because, after a couple of weeks of a mental and physical slow-down, you’ll likely get the urge to use all your new hormone-fueled pep to tackle every single to-do you’ve been meaning to get to, such as painting your bedroom, designing a website or cleaning out the garage. Thing is, you can end up getting distracted and scattered if you try to do too much at once. Then, by the time Week 3 comes around and that fatiguing feeling kicks back in, you may not have any projects fully completed and no longer have the oomph to continue. So, make a list of the one, two or three things you definitely want to check off your list and try to concentrate as much as you can on those.
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: High estrogen is making you more optimistic now than at any other point in your cycle. That’s often a good thing, for example, it can push you to apply for a dream job or flirt with a cutie because you’re sure you have a good shot. But, keep in mind, this over-optimism can also create problems, for instance, it can make you late for appointments because you’re positive you have enough time to spare or it can cause you to ignore warning signs about sketchy people or places because you’re confident that they’re safe and there’s nothing to worry about. So, when you can, try to remind yourself to look at the world with a slightly more critical eye than you’re apt to today.
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: Research shows that rising progesterone makes you more prone to emotional eating during this week of your cycle, which means you’re likely to turn to food when stressed, anxious or blue. If you’re watching your weight or your health, you can overcome this hormonal hurdle by having stress-busters, tension-tamers or mood-boosters ready to use as an alternative.
Day 23 to the end of cycle
Estrogen and progesterone plunge
Today’s Hormone Horoscope: Your challenge today is to try to stay in the here and now and avoid thinking about past hurts, irritations and annoyances. Plunging estrogen makes you a bit more introspective, plus it’s threatening to bring down your mood and optimism. Together these effects could tempt you to revisit ancient history. When you start to notice this happening to you, try to consciously steer your thoughts away to a more positive topic, such as something you’re grateful for, a talent at which you excel or a wonderful event you’re looking forward to attending. This will help you avoid starting a negative spiral that plunging estrogen can make so much worse.
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