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 and estrogen rises, it’s easier to shrug off problems, downplay issues and put a positive spin on things. For instance, if you twist your ankle while shopping with pals, you may just laugh it off and limp to the next store. Or if you drop a dish and break it, you may just think that’s one less plate you have to wash.
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: Careful when purchasing something that comes with lots of options, like a vacation or digital camera. High estrogen and testosterone have you focusing on immediate gratification rather than long-term financial goals, so you’ll likely be to tempted to splurge on many, many, many extras (some that you probably won’t even use) rather than conserve your cash for, say, paying the rent. So, when websites or fast-talking salespeople start dangling cool options, take a moment to do the math and see if they’re really worth it.
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: Try not to dismiss someone’s idea, suggestion or advice right off the bat today, like a tip from your website designer, a shop clerk or your home contractor. Rising progesterone is making you a tad underwhelmed and less easily excited by new proposals even if they’re total game changers, easy to implement or save a bundle of money.
Day 23 to the end of cycle
Estrogen and progesterone plunge
Today’s Hormone Horoscope: It may be harder to face yourself in the mirror today. That’s because during your premenstrual week, you’re prone to break-outs, puffiness and uneven skin tone. On top of all that, plunging estrogen is decreasing your self-confidence, making you feel even worse about your appearance. (Way to kick a girl when she’s down, right?) As a result, you may re-apply your makeup or redo your hair and still not be happy with the way it turns out. My advice? Kick your inner perfectionist to the curb and remind yourself that most folks won’t even notice the minor flaws plunging hormones have you homing in on.
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