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: You may find that as your Week 1 goes on, you launch a bunch of little projects you’ve been meaning to get to–say, repotting a plant, cleaning up a nightstand or organizing your computer files. Why? As estrogen rises in your Week 1, it’s pumping up your mental and physical energy, so you may feel like clearing the decks of old tasks so you can focus on launching into newer, bigger ones.
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: With optimism and impulsiveness at cycle-long highs thanks to rising estrogen and testosterone, you may feel a bit luckier today. This can manifest itself in many ways, for instance, it could mean something as simple as buying an extra lottery ticket or asking for a raise, or it could mean you take somewhat unhealthy risks, such as driving faster or eating food you know is going to keep you up at night later. So, when making decisions based on lucky gut hunches today, remember that soaring levels of hormones are making you prone to focusing only on what could go right and ignoring what could go wrong.
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: In Week 2, you were putting more time into your outfit, hair, makeup and/or other aspects of your appearance because you were happy being the center of attention. In your Week 3, the desire to blend into the background and be physically comfortable has you preferring more low-key clothes, hair and makeup that match your more relaxed attitude.
Day 23 to the end of cycle
Estrogen and progesterone plunge
Today’s Hormone Horoscope: The closer you get to the end of your premenstrual Week 4, the more you’ll likely notice your libido increases. What’s happening is that nerve endings down below get stimulated as your body prepares for menstruation. Some women even use this as a cue that their period is coming soon!
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