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
This weekend’s Hormone Horoscope: Once the fog from menstruation lifts in your Week 1, rising estrogen sharpens your brain and verbal skills, turning you into a great debater. I actually feel bad for the person who (stupidly) picks a fight with you or tries (in vain) to point out why their opinion is better. You’ll be verbally slicing and dicing them into oblivion! And, best of all, your debating skills get better and better all the way through the end of Week 2!
Day 8 to Day 14 or ovulation (here’s how to tell when you’re ovulating)
Estrogen and testosterone rise till they peak
This weekend’s Hormone Horoscope: When you think of fixing problems today, you may think of solutions that are on a grand scale. For instance, if you’re totally stressed-out and need a break, you may not just plan a relaxing weekend getaway–you may consider booking a week-long trip to a tropical resort. If you’re annoyed by your job, you not just look for a new one–you may consider applying for one in a totally different field. Why so many big ideas? As estrogen rises, it boosts your desire for something totally new and dramatic while ratcheting up your optimism about how easy it will be to reach this big, new goal.
Day 15 (or the day after ovulation) to Day 22
Progesterone rises; estrogen and testosterone drop for half the week, then estrogen rises again
This weekend’s Hormone Horoscope: You may find certain odors or sights more repulsive than usual today, for instance, when smelling cleaning supplies you’re using or while watching a gory TV show. That’s progesterone’s fault. As this hormone climbs, researchers say its job is to steer you away from potential threats in case your egg got fertilized during ovulation at the end of Week 2. And one key way it does this is by making you more sensitive to stinky smells or gruesome sights.
Day 23 to the end of cycle
Estrogen and progesterone plunge
This weekend’s Hormone Horoscope: You may feel unappreciated for all that you do for your family, friends or boss. It’s quite possible that everyone is showing you the same amount of appreciation they did when you were in the first half of your cycle, however, today’s plunging estrogen is making you more apt to see the world with a critical eye and, therefore, more likely to notice when folks don’t say “thank you” or “good job” instead of when they do.
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