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 and estrogen climbs, you may get the urge to try a hairstyle you saw in a magazine, apply your makeup a little differently or put an outfit together in a whole new way. The reason? Rising estrogen makes you more focused on how you look while also making you bored with the same-old same-old–a combination that has you wanting to make a change to your appearance.
Day 8 to Day 14 (or ovulation)
Estrogen and testosterone rise till they peak
Today’s Hormone Horoscope: In a Facebook post I wrote this morning about tooling around town during my Week 2, I mentioned how I noticed how much more patient I was with folks despite their inconsiderate behavior. (You should read it–it’s kinda funny. And while you’re there, feel free to friend me or subscribe!) Anyway, I bring this up because you, too, may notice that you’re giving the benefit of the doubt to folks who do bone-headed things, coming up with excuses for someone’s faults or just deciding to let a person’s bad attitude slide and not ruin your day. That’s high estrogen and testosterone’s influence. As they climb toward their peaks, they ratchet up levels of feel-good brain chemicals, making you focus more on the positive than the negative side of things.
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 you’re working on a boring, tedious or long project today, you may need a little help pumping up your motivation to get started and a boost in pep to keep slogging through. That’s because rising progesterone coupled with lower levels of estrogen and testosterone are sapping your energy and enthusiasm, taking away your inner oomph. Luckily, there are easy ways to rev your drive to start a task and up your momentum so you can continue: Play up-tempo music or go for a brisk 10-minute walk (both speed your heart rate, sending energizing oxygen to your brain and muscles), think of an even more boring, more tedious task you have to do (sounds strange, but a recent study shows it makes the other tasks seem easier and more interesting) or promise yourself a delicious treat for each part of the task you accomplish (since rising progesterone is already boosting cravings for yummy foods, this little tip can nix the guilt of indulging while also helping you check off more of your to-dos!).
Day 23 to the end of your cycle
Estrogen and progesterone plunge
Today’s Hormone Horoscope: Sometimes, a bad premenstrual Week 4 mood isn’t due directly to plunging hormones or hunger (remember this post about Week 4 eating?). Sometimes, it’s due to the headaches, stomach woes, muscle pain and other discomfort brought on by descending estrogen. So, if you feel a bit of irritability or the blues while you have pain, try various ways to relieve it and/or cut down your to-do list to avoid aggravating it and see how your much you notice your mood improve afterward. You could be pleasantly surprised!
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