Today’s Daily Hormone Horoscope: Thursday, March 14, 2013

/Today’s Daily Hormone Horoscope: Thursday, March 14, 2013

Today’s Daily Hormone Horoscope: Thursday, March 14, 2013

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!

My HormonologyWhich 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
Estrogen and testosterone rise

Today’s Hormone Horoscope: As Week 1 goes on and estrogen climbs higher and higher, you’re more apt to let go of issues that bother you. Oh, you’ll still be ticked off by the pedestrian who knocked into you on the street without apologizing, curse at the car that cut you off in traffic and wish a slow, painful death to the person who invented high heels. But, rising estrogen will help you get past these and other offenses faster during this week (and all of Week 2) and less likely to ruminate about them like you would in Week 3 or Week 4.

Week 2
Day 8 to Day 14 (or ovulation)
Estrogen and testosterone rise till they peak

Today’s Hormone Horoscope: You may notice that you’re remembering words and details more easily, you’re typing more accurately, you’re even seeing, smelling, hearing and tasting more sharply. Credit for all the fine tuning comes courtesy of high estrogen and testosterone, which improve body and mind as they climb!

Week 3
Day 15 (or the day after ovulation) to Day 22
Progesterone rises; estrogen and testosterone drop for half the week, then rise again
Today’s Hormone Horoscope: Thoughts of candy, French fries, pizza and other yummy snacks are likely going to pop up quite regularly throughout the day. That’s because rising progesterone is boosting cravings for fatty, salty, sweet and carb-rich foods. Researchers speculate it’s because your body wants you to eat calorie-dense foods in case you got pregnant during ovulation and you need to start eating for two. (Your body won’t get the memo that you didn’t get pregnant till Week 4.) If you’re watching your weight and don’t want to give in to progesterone-fueled cravings, try taking a 10-minute walk. Research shows that a quick stroll nixes strong urges for food by distracting you and prompting the release of feel-good endorphins.

Week 4
Day 23 to the end of your cycle
Estrogen, testosterone and progesterone plunge

Today’s Hormone Horoscope: Today a project, idea or person you were pursuing during in Week 1 and Week 2 of your cycle may not feel like the right goal for you. Why? During the first half of your cycle, rising estrogen prompted the brain to produce more feel-good chemicals, which kept your optimism high. Now as estrogen plunges and it takes those optimism-triggering brain chemicals with them, you see problems with your plan that you tried to ignore during those high estrogen days.

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!

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By | 2018-01-25T12:46:54+00:00 March 14th, 2013|daily hormone horoscope|2 Comments

About the Author:

Gabrielle Lichterman, founder of Hormonology® and a longtime women’s health journalist, pioneered the growing movement among women to live in sync with their menstrual cycles and know more about all the ways their hormones impact their moods, health and behavior. This movement was launched in 2005 with Gabrielle's groundbreaking book, 28 Days: What Your Cycle Reveals about Your Love Life, Moods and Potential, and her creation of Hormonology®. She offers a variety of tools--including her popular free Hormone Horoscope® app, eBooks, infographics, videos and tips--to share vital information about hormones.

2 Comments

  1. When you have a longer cycle, it generally means the first half of your cycle is longer. Unless you’re perimenopause, which can mean your hormone cycle is getting a bit wonky and unpredictable as you approach menopause. But, if you regularly have a 35-day cycle, your pattern would be the same. You still have four distinct “weeks” or what I’ll call here “phases” of your cycle — in the first phase, estrogen rises (which makes your body more sensitive to the level of testosterone your body is churning out); in the second phase, both estrogen and testosterone rise; in the third phase, estrogen and testosterone descend while progesterone rises; in the fourth phase, hormones plunge till they reach rock bottom. Typically, longer cycles mean the first two phases of your cycle are longer; the last two phases are usually a set 14 days, give or take a day or two. But, really, the best way to know when you’ve entered the third phase of your cycle (or “Week 3”) is to know when you ovulate. You can figure this out by using an ovulation microscope or a basal thermometer (both available on Amazon.com). Now, how does this affect libido? Well, good news for you–the longer you’re in the first two phases of your cycle, the longer you have a high libido due to rising testosterone. Traditionally, once you enter the third phase of your cycle, plunging testosterone and rising progesterone dampen your libido. Hope this helps!
    –Gabrielle
    Founder, Hormonology, The Hormone Horoscope

  2. mary whelan March 21, 2013 at 4:25 pm

    I have a 35 day cycle,would my hormone pattern be different? Does this affect libido?

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