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, rising estrogen is promising to boost your energy, mood and brain skills the higher it climbs. But, you can fast-track these effects by simply upping your intake of iron-rich foods (such as beans, tofu or fortified cereal) or by taking an iron supplement. That’s because many women’s iron stores drop in Week 1 due to bleeding during menstruation. And that can cause fatigue, sadness and fogginess–all the things rising estrogen is working hard to eliminate. When you replenish your body’s iron supply, it makes it easier for all of estrogen’s many wonderful effects to kick in faster!
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: If you’re on a budget or saving for a dream vacation, school or other big goal, then this is the question you’ll need to ask yourself a lot today, “Do I really need this?” That’s because Week 2 is when you’re apt to buy items that aren’t even close to necessary–like shoes, jewelry or electronic gadgets. And you’re willing to pay more for them than you would during other weeks of your cycle. That’s because high testosterone is making you super-impulsive and ready to snap up merchandise that catches your eye without giving it much thought. And high estrogen is making you super-optimistic that not only will you be able to afford this high-ticket product, you’ll also have money left over for necessary things, like groceries. (And, by the way, this effect goes double if you’re shopping while overly caffeinated or when perusing with pals, which makes you even more impulsive and optimistic.) Taking a moment to pause and reflect on your long-term savings goal before taking an item off the shelf can help you overcome these hormonal influences and keep more money in your wallet.
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: Week 3 is a perfect time to have a heartfelt one-on-one with a bud over dinner, invite your sweetie for a stroll through a museum or bond on a deeper level with someone else who’s important to you. That’s because the combination of lower levels of estrogen and testosterone with rising progesterone is making you far mellower than you were in your Week 2 when high estrogen and testosterone had you in a more energetic, excited frame of mind. So, you’re more open to engaging in deeper conversations about more serious or emotional topics that can bring you closer to someone special.
Day 23 to the end of cycle
Estrogen and progesterone plunge
Today’s Hormone Horoscope: Pay attention to those nagging little feelings you get today about something you should be doing or that you regret you haven’t yet done, such as starting your own business, taking an art class, signing up to a gym, finding new friends or making a doctor’s appointment. In your premenstrual Week 4, plunging estrogen creates changes in your mood and outlook that make you worry that you’re not reaching your goals or taking care of an issue that needs to be addressed. But, this worry can be used as an important reminder to get moving on them since, ultimately, doing so can make you more satisfied with your life.
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