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 you go through your Week 1, it may become a real struggle for you to stick to boring tasks and to-dos when all your rising estrogen wants you to do is play hooky and have fun, fun, fun! So, what can you do? Try promising yourself something entertaining–like tickets to see your favorite baseball team or an evening out at a new restaurant–when you complete a certain amount of work. It will help you power through tasks faster while also ensuring you get out of the house and enjoy yourself!
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 dig in your heels and refuse to back down or cave in today. For example, you may refuse to remove a negative review you left on a website–even after the seller begs you to–if you feel they really deserve it. Or you may draw a line in the sand with a friend who’s repeatedly asking you for favors and decide that it’s finally time to turn her down. You can thank your high estrogen and testosterone for your extra determination. These hormones are revving your confidence, making you feel more secure in your opinions and the actions you take based on them.
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: In your Week 2, your high estrogen and testosterone boosted your confidence to cycle-long highs. In your Week 3, these hormones dip sharply, which can make you feel a tad insecure. As a result, you may worry that you’re not up to snuff, for instance, you might fear that someone doesn’t like you or that your boss isn’t happy with your work.
Day 23 to the end of cycle
Estrogen and progesterone plunge
Today’s Hormone Horoscope: When out and about, try to keep in mind that other people–and their many, many, many annoying habits–will probably grate on your nerves more today. For instance, you may get ticked off by folks who talk loud, chew with their mouth open, accidentally bump into you or inadvertently cut in front of you in line. The problem is that plunging estrogen is bringing down the patience you have with others. Luckily, by simply being aware of your decreased patience ahead of time, you can mentally prepare yourself so others’ faults don’t bug you as much.
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