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: While others around you may worry about the bad mojo triggered by Friday the 13th, you may not take the threat too seriously. That’s because as estrogen rises, it boosts your optimism and mood, making it more difficult for something like a silly superstition to stop you from driving, crossing a black cat’s path or taking the elevator to the 13th floor.
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: This Friday the 13th, you may enjoy squeezing a thrill out of this superstitious day, for instance, you may play a prank on someone (like putting a plastic spider on her chair) or you may watch a scary movie. That’s high estrogen and testosterone’s influence. When these hormones climb toward their peaks in your Week 2, they trigger a craving for excitement!
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: This Friday the 13th, you’re more apt to spot potential dangers, like a car veering into your lane or specks of mold in your yogurt faster than would have if this “bad luck day” fell during your Week 1 or Week 2. Why? Research shows that rising progesterone makes you more cautious, pushing you to be on the lookout for problems that could impact your health!
Day 23 to the end of cycle
Estrogen and progesterone plunge
Today’s Hormone Horoscope: During this Friday the 13th, you may be more diligent about hopping over cracks, knocking on wood, avoiding walking under ladders and doing other things that avoid bringing you bad luck. The reason? Research shows that you become more superstitious during your premenstrual Week 4. Scientists theorize it may be a subconscious way to feel more in control during your plunging estrogen days when a lowered mood can make you feel less in control. Or it may be that a drop in serotonin triggered by descending estrogen may trigger these superstitious impulses.
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