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, your body and face undergo subtle improvements: You’re shedding the water weight progesterone added onto you during the second half of your cycle, your skin becomes moister and more radiant and your facial features become a tad more symmetrical. And these improvements continue all the way through the end of Week 2. Credit for the boost in your beauty goes to rising estrogen. This sneaky matchmaker of a hormone ups your attractiveness as a way to entice the mate you have or lure a new one in time for ovulation in the middle of your cycle.
Day 8 to Day 14 (or ovulation)
Estrogen and testosterone rise till they peak
Today’s Hormone Horoscope: You may have a bit less compassion for someone today, for instance, you may feel that a co-worker who’s in a difficult situation should stop complaining and instead pull herself up by her bootstraps or a friend who’s been feeling mopey should snap out of it. That’s high testosterone’s influence. Research shows that when this hormone peaks, it can reduce feelings of empathy you have for others.
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 your Week 3 goes on, your food and fun preferences steer toward what’s familiar and comforting, which is a big change from your Week 2 self when high estrogen and testosterone pushed you to experiment with something new and exciting. Now you’re now likely to visit restaurants where the wait staff know you by name, order food you’ve had a gazillion times before, hang out with close buds who know all your deepest, darkest secrets (even the really embarrassing ones) and head to a movie theater, mini-golf course and other entertainment venues where you’ve been so many times, you’ve got both the t-shirt and the mug. That’s because Week 3’s hormonal combination of lower levels of estrogen and testosterone with rising progesterone urge you to curb your wild side and play it safe.
Day 23 to the end of your cycle
Estrogen and progesterone plunge
Today’s Hormone Horoscope: Relationships with partners, friends or co-workers could be tricky today. The problem is plunging estrogen, which can make you more emotionally sensitive, cynical and quick to anger as it brings down levels of feel-good brain chemicals. As a result, you may find fault with loved ones or feel they’re unsupportive–and you then may end up wanting to express your dissatisfaction with them. Loudly. And with expletives. Of course, this isn’t the most constructive way to get your point across–and instead of making things better, it could make things far worse. So, I recommend that if negative feelings about someone you love arise, try to cool off first, say, by meditating, taking a brisk walk or eating a sweet treat (sugar was shown in a recent study to reduce a hot temper). Then address your issues in a way that doesn’t put the other person on the defensive, for instance, by telling her in a calm voice that you feel unhappy when she doesn’t support you in a certain way, followed up with how you prefer she acts. That way, you’ll get your point across and maybe even change the bothersome behavior in a way that makes your relationship better.
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