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 the seasons transition, you may find you’re enjoying the new changes more, such as the difference in temperature, humidity, sunlight, foliage and scent. Credit for your extra appreciation goes to rising estrogen, which triggers certain changes in your brain that up your mood and make you more easily enchanted with beauty and nature.
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: Concentrating on a dull task could be more of a challenge today. That’s because high estrogen is pushing you to have fun. As a result, you can get easily distracted by anything that’s remotely more interesting than what you’re doing, such as surfing the Web, playing video games or seeing if you can type with your toes.
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: You could experience a bout of the blues or a few teary-eyed moments today. That’s progesterone’s influence. As the level of this hormone rises, it can trigger temporary feelings of sadness after reading a tragic news story, having a run of bad luck, watching a heart-tugging commercial or for virtually no reason at all.
Day 23 to the end of cycle
Estrogen and progesterone plunge
Today’s Hormone Horoscope: Have a favorite way to treat acne breakouts and other skin problems, say, by using a special face wash or a certain home-made mask? Make sure you’ve got plenty of it on hand during your Week 4. Hormone fluctuations can trigger flare-ups of skin problems in this week of your cycle and through the first few days of your Week 1.
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