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: As your Week 1 goes on, you’ll probably find that you’re more flexible when plans suddenly change, for instance, if a restaurant is booked solid or an event is cancelled. In fact, you may consider it a perfect opportunity to try something new! That’s because rising estrogen is boosting your patience and optimism, making you see obstacles as potential opportunities. And these positive feelings last 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: You’re in a more flirtatious mood today thanks to high estrogen and testosterone, which push you to make a connection with a cutie. And research shows these hormones are pretty specific about the type of cutie they want you to connect with in your Week 2: Someone who’s physically strong, confident and has a position of power either in their job or social circle. And, strangely enough, your hormones also have you preferring someone whose features are symmetrical. As researchers explain it, symmetry is a sign of good health–a factor your hormones make you find particularly attractive in this phase of your cycle.
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: Hormone changes in your Week 3 make you less flirtatious than you were in your Week 2. And, also unlike in Week 2, your hormones are making you less head-over-heels over hotties with strength and power and more attracted to those who are cooperative, sensitive and sweet. If they can also make delicious chocolate chip pancakes to fulfill progesterone-fueled food cravings, then you’ll probably feel like you’ve hit the jackpot.
Day 23 to the end of cycle
Estrogen and progesterone plunge
This weekend’s Hormone Horoscope: Try to have an alternate back-up plan ready when doing things this weekend, such as going shopping, seeing a movie or visiting a friend. Unlike in the first half of your cycle, sudden changes you don’t foresee–say, a store is closed or a movie is sold-out–could get you more irritated as plunging estrogen brings down your patience and flexibility. By having a “plan b” in place, you’ll avoid frustration by simply switching to another activity you know you’ll enjoy.
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