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: Rising estrogen is probably pushing you to make big plans to celebrate the onset of the weekend, even if you don’t get the weekend off or are able to actually go out. That’s because as this hormone rises, it makes you more extroverted and in the mood for having fun with friends. I recommend taking advantage of these hormonal urges when you can–whether it means going out on the town to whoop it up or inviting pals over for a game night–since you’ll enjoy socializing more during the first half of your cycle than during second half when the level of this hormone drops.
Day 8 to Day 14 (or ovulation)
Estrogen and testosterone rise till they peak
Today’s Hormone Horoscope: With estrogen and testosterone reaching their peaks this week of your cycle, you should be reaching the peak of your energy and endurance, too. However, as I was reminded yesterday, there are things that can sap this boost in hormone-fueled pep. In my case, it’s been a woeful lack of sleep due to unusually long work hours. Other energy-sappers that could thwart what should be your peppiest week are medication, stress, illness or an unhealthy diet. Luckily, once you pinpoint the problem and fix it (I chugged a caramel crunch frappuccino and took a short nap–both delicious), high hormones will make it easier for you to rebound and get re-invigorated than during any other week 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
Today’s Hormone Horoscope: If you’ve got a big decision ahead of you, for instance, making an expensive purchase or deciding where to go to school, the second half of Week 3 is a great time to make it. That’s when optimism-boosting estrogen is on the rise, but is tempered by sedating progesterone, so you’re not overly hopeful and, therefore, prone to ignoring problems that may come with a certain choice. Nor are you overly pessimistic as you are when this hormone descends in the first half of Week 3 and throughout Week 4, so you’re not likely to imagine the worst case scenario that could occur if you pick a certain choice. Instead, you’ll be able to weigh the pros and cons of each choice carefully in a realistic light.
Day 23 to the end of your cycle
Estrogen and progesterone plunge
Today’s Hormone Horoscope: Sleep may be difficult this week, for instance, you may wake up in the middle of the night or end up feeling groggy upon awakening in the morning even after having spent a long time in bed. The problem is plunging estrogen, which can trigger insomnia and less restful sleep as it disrupts your brain’s balance of sleep-regulating serotonin. To help combat it, try sipping chamomile tea two to three hours before bedtime (this herb contains mildly sedating compounds) and listening to soft, lulling music for an hour before you turn in (research shows that even if it’s just on in the background as you do other tasks, the music relaxes you, resulting in deeper sleep).
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