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: Your Week 1 could get off to a bumpy start as your body transitions from your premenstrual Week 4 to your menstrual Week 1. For instance, aside from cramps, you may get headaches, diarrhea and/or flare-ups of chronic conditions (such as fibromyalgia or IBS). The good news? As your Week 1 goes on and estrogen levels rise, these symptoms generally ease and you can enjoy the energy-revving, pain-quashing effects that higher levels of this hormone are bringing you.
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: Try to take more time to deliberate before agreeing to do favors requested of you today, for instance, if someone asks you for a loan, a ride to the airport or to volunteer to work at a function. High estrogen and testosterone are making you impulsive and upbeat, which makes you more likely to say “yes” quickly to whatever’s asked of you. However, if you take a moment to really think about it, you may realize you don’t have the time, money or energy that’s required. And giving a realistic answer could save you and the person asking the favor a major hassle.
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: A friend in her Week 3 tweeted me yesterday saying she couldn’t find a Pandora radio station she liked and kept switching channels. She then added “#everythingisMeh”. I bring this up because you, too, may notice that nothing is really inspiring you today, whether it’s food, a TV show or radio station. That’s due to a combination of lower levels of estrogen and testosterone and rising progesterone, which is making you a bit fatigued and less easily excited, resulting in an “#everythingisMeh” kind of mood.
Day 23 to the end of your cycle
Estrogen and progesterone plunge
Today’s Hormone Horoscope: Take time to treat yourself to something fun (like a movie or a dinner with a pal) or do something that relaxes you (such as exercising or meditating). Research shows that activities like these reduce stress, which can ease premenstrual symptoms, such as moodiness, irritability and aches and pains. Sounds like a perfect excuse to start planning a PMS-busting weekend right now!
Start every day with your free Hormone Horoscope at hormonehoroscope.com. It’s the newest, most accurate way to predict your day and plan your life!