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: If it’s the first half of your Week 1, low estrogen coupled with energy-depleting menstruation may have you wanting to continue soothing yourself in the same ways you did during your premenstrual Week 4, for instance, by indulging in cake, chips and other “naughty” foods, cocooning on the couch and watching TV or buying yourself little items, like nail polish or a video games, that you don’t need but that perk up your mood. However, by the time estrogen reaches a higher level in the second half of your Week 2, you’ll likely feel a whoosh of energy, confidence and vitality that make you want to plunge head-first into your life, projects, relationships and/or work, leaving all those self-soothing behaviors behind.
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 notice you’re speaking your mind more, for instance, telling a pal what you really thought of her inconsiderate behavior or sending back a dish at a restaurant because it was burnt to a crisp. You can thank rising estrogen and testosterone for your frankness. As these hormones climb, they boost both confidence and your desire to talk–a combination that can make you comfortable speaking far more freely.
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: Sad news stories or negative experiences are likely to make you more upset today, for instance, you may shed a few tears or dwell on the issue for a better part of the day. The problem is that lower levels of estrogen coupled with rising progesterone make you a bit more emotionally sensitive than you were during the first two weeks of your cycle. So, emotionally-charged events are resonating more with you.
Day 23 to the end of cycle
Estrogen and progesterone plunge
Today’s Hormone Horoscope: Friday likely can’t come soon enough for you, Week 4 gal. With estrogen descending, you’ve probably had it up to here with work, errands, chores or other usual weekday responsibilities and are ready to plan your day around your own whims.
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