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 your Week 1 goes on, chances are, you’re going to get the urge to change something about you or your environment, for instance, you may want to wear your hair differently or choose a different ringtone on your phone. That’s rising estrogen’s influence. As the level of this hormone climbs, it makes you more easily bored by things you’ve done or experienced a million times before, nudging you to try something new.
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: Your high estrogen and testosterone are making you crave drama, excitement and a little danger. And if it doesn’t come on its own, you may just drum it up yourself, for instance, by gossiping with pals, heading out to a high-octane event, flirting with someone who’s not your usual type or simply seeing an action movie.
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: Little things can trigger a bit of sentimentality today, for instance, seeing a photo of a beautiful autumn scene may make you long for fun fall activities you enjoyed years ago or hearing a certain tune may remind you of someone special you haven’t seen in a long while. Why all the wistful feelings? Rising progesterone combined with lower levels of estrogen make you a bit more introspective and emotional–a combination that can make you nostalgic for things and people from your past.
Day 23 to the end of cycle
Estrogen and progesterone plunge
Today’s Hormone Horoscope: You may take issues more seriously or wonder how folks can joke about a topic you find unhumorous. What’s going on? As estrogen plunges, it creates changes in brain chemicals that make you a bit more negative-minded, which could make it difficult for you to see the humor in situations that others take so lightly.
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