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: In the first few days of your Week 1, you may find it a tad difficult to summon the willpower to resist fattening treats, do a workout, focus on a project or do something else you feel you should be doing. That’s because low (though rising) estrogen coupled with a fatiguing, achy period can make you want to indulge yourself rather than push yourself. However, by the middle of your Week 1–when estrogen rises to a higher level and your period wanes–you’ll likely find your willpower has been recharged, making it easier to stick to whatever health or work plan you have.
Day 8 to Day 14 (or ovulation)
Estrogen and testosterone rise till they peak
Today’s Hormone Horoscope: Go bold with scents and tastes today. High estrogen and testosterone are upping your enjoyment of intense aromas (such as candles, potpourri, soap or incense) and flavors (for instance, a darker roast of coffee or a spicier meal). However, resist the urge to buy a whole lot of the aromatic or flavorful item you’re loving today. While it may feel like you’ll never stop enjoying it, by Week 3, you’ll actually be preferring milder smells and tastes due to plunging hormones. So, you don’t want to be stuck with a crate of cinnamon-rose-chili-scented candles or five pounds of ground espresso that you won’t be using till your Week 2 comes around again.
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, you may notice you’re being hit with bouts of the blues or the urge to cry for no good reason. Here’s why: In the first half of your Week 3, estrogen and testosterone take a deep plunge, which brings down levels of mood-stabilizing serotonin in the brain, which can, in turn, bring down your mood. At the same time, progesterone is rising and, depending on your sensitivity to this hormone, it can trigger sadness or weepiness. The good news? For most women, sad feelings and tears usually last only a short time–sometimes just a few minutes–before passing and leaving you feeling fine again.
Day 23 to the end of your cycle
Estrogen and progesterone plunge
Today’s Hormone Horoscope: You may get a bit concerned that you’re having a health problem today. The reason? As estrogen plunges in your premenstrual Week 4, it can trigger heart palpitations, dizziness, nausea and other aches, pains and discomforts. At the same time, this descending hormone is lowering levels of mood-stabilizing serotonin, which can cause worry. To avoid stressing out about whatever symptom you’re experiencing–which can actually make the problem worse–talk with a level-headed friend (not the “drama mama”) or family member about what you’re feeling. Often, just sharing your problem with a supportive loved one helps relieve your anxiety, which can then ease the symptom.
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