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: Watch your wallet today: Research shows that during your Week 1 you’re prone to purchasing lots of little items that boost your mood–like a gourmet coffee drink, makeup or a DVD–as a way to counter period- and low estrogen-related aches and pains. And while not usually expensive on their own, by the end of the day all together they can really add up!
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 and testosterone in your Week 2 are making it easier for you to commit to a big decision. As a result, you may launch a new project, make a major purchase, ask your hairdresser to make a dramatic change to your hairstyle or go big another way 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: The hormonal combination of rising progesterone with lower levels of estrogen and testosterone can make you a bit sentimental or existential. So, you may end up having sad or unsettling thoughts creep into your mind today, for instance, you may dwell on how old you’re getting, see something that reminds you of someone you miss or think back to the last time you went to a favorite destination (like a club or restaurant) and wonder if you were aware back then it would be the last time you’d ever go there.
Day 23 to the end of cycle
Estrogen and progesterone plunge
Today’s Hormone Horoscope: You may worry you’re not going to make it to an appointment on time, fret that a meeting won’t go your way or have another fear about something going wrong. Blame goes to plunging estrogen, which prompts changes in brain chemicals that can ratchet up anxiety and pessimism. When negative thoughts crop up, try to remind yourself that your hormones are exaggerating the worst outcome and that a positive outcome is also likely.
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