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, you’re more apt to enjoy it when strangers strike up conversations and joke around with you while you’re shopping or running errands. In fact, you may see it as an opportunity (or even destiny!) because this person could end up being a potential client, friend or romantic partner. The reason for your openness goes to rising estrogen, which is boosting your mood, optimism and desire to talk, making you welcome unexpected, fun conversations and believing they could potentially result in something positive.
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 in a new relationship or dream of being in a relationship with a certain someone, more of your thoughts will center on that person today thanks to high estrogen and testosterone, which ratchet up all those awesome young love, head-over-heels feelings. However, if you’re in a long-term relationship where those over-the-top feelings have slightly faded, you may find yourself sneaking glances at other cuties–even if you still totally adore the cutie you currently have. Why the wandering eye? As researchers explain it, once you get to this fertile phase of your cycle, your hormones push you to take another look around to see if there’s someone more suitable to fertilize your egg at the end of the month. They don’t care that the sweetheart already in your life is the best Pictionary partner and makes the most delicious latte ever!
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: If it’s the first half of your Week 3, you could end up tossing and turning at night as plunging estrogen triggers a bit of restless sleep. However, if it’s the second half of your Week 3, you’re more likely to be enjoying deep, restorative sleep as rising estrogen and progesterone combine to lull you into a relaxing slumber.
Day 23 to the end of cycle
Estrogen and progesterone plunge
Today’s Hormone Horoscope: Unlike Week 1 gals, if salespeople, folks on line next to you in the coffee shop and other strangers try to joke around with you, chances are, you won’t feel like joking back and may even get super-annoyed by the person’s attempt to engage your silly side. That’s because plunging estrogen is making you more serious and less easily amused by other people’s antics. Plus, you’re not as chatty, so making conversation, faking a smile and forcing chuckles at someone’s attempts at humor is more of a chore. What’s more, a plunging estrogen pessimistic streak probably has you believing no good could come of talking with a stranger. In fact, you may even worry it could make you a target for crime or, worse, make them think you were actually interested in hearing more.
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