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: When you can today, take the opportunity to smell flowers you pass in a garden or at the grocery store, sign up for a class or event, take a new route when driving, invite someone different out to lunch or do something else that helps you explore the world and the people, places and stuff in it. As estrogen rises throughout your Week 1, it not only revs your desire to discover and break out of ruts, it boosts levels of brain chemicals that give you more enjoyment and pleasure when doing so.
Day 8 to Day 14 (or ovulation)
Estrogen and testosterone rise till they peak
Today’s Hormone Horoscope: It may be more of a challenge for you to keep a secret today. Especially big, juicy ones. Blame for your loose lips goes to high estrogen–which makes you chatty and more excited when breaking the rules–and high testosterone–which makes you impulsive. Together, this is a recipe for spilling the beans if there ever was one.
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: As I wrote about in a recent Facebook post about me vs. two large orders of McDonald’s French fries, when faced with comfort foods, snacks and other yummy treats in your Week 3, your willpower to resist will likely be lower than it was in Week 2 of your cycle. The problem is that rising progesterone is revving your appetite and triggering cravings while a lower level of estrogen is sapping the strength you recently had to say “no”. Luckily, if you’re watching your waistline or your health and want help avoiding a food splurge, recent research shows there are several ways to boost your willpower: One study recommends hanging around folks who have strong willpower since theirs will rub off on you; another study shows that thinking about the long-term rewards of your diet or health goal (such as fitting into a smaller size or lowering your blood pressure) will do the trick; and, yet another study reveals that short bouts of exercise not only strengthen your body, but also the area of your brain responsible for willpower, making it easier to turn down tempting treats.
Day 23 to the end of your cycle
Estrogen and progesterone plunge
Today’s Hormone Horoscope: You may get a bit opinionated about people, ideas, TV shows or just a passing car today. That’s because as estrogen plunges, it brings down levels of mood-boosting serotonin with it, so you’re seeing the world with a more critical eye.
Start every day with your free Hormone Horoscope at hormonehoroscope.com. It’s the newest, most accurate way to predict your day and plan your life!