Today’s Daily Hormone Horoscope: Thursday, May 16, 2013

/Today’s Daily Hormone Horoscope: Thursday, May 16, 2013

Today’s Daily Hormone Horoscope: Thursday, May 16, 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:

Week 1
Day 1 (first day of period) to Day 7
Estrogen rises

Today’s Hormone Horoscope: Once you’re past the painful, fatiguing parts of your period this week, you’re likely going to be spending a bit more time on your hair, outfit and makeup. Researchers explain this urge to gussy up is due to rising estrogen, which pushes you to show off your physical assets as a way to entice the mate you’ve got or attract a new one in time for ovulation at the end of Week 2.

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

Today’s Hormone Horoscope: Watch your wallet! You may tempted to splurge on some seriously expensive stuff today, for instance, jewelry or a dream vacation. Or you may get the urge to get the deluxe model of an item you were already planning to buy, such as throwing in the pricey “tech package” when buying a new car or getting a computer that’s got more features than you’d ever use. Why the open-wallet syndrome? High testosterone is making you impulsive (making you less likely to weight the pros and cons of your spending decision) and high estrogen is boosting your optimism (making you feel like you’ll be able to pay the bill somehow). Together, these hormonal effects can push you into budget-breaking territory–so keep receipts in case returns are needed in Week 3.

Week 3
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: For most women, the transition into Week 3 is pretty easy to detect. That’s because rising progesterone coupled with lower levels of estrogen and testosterone make it like the “opposite day” version of Week 2: While last week you were energetic, excited and enthusiastic, this week three cups of coffee barely make you budge. While your thoughts were once going a million miles a minute and you were remembering five-syllable words at the drop of a hat, now your brain is a bit foggy and you’re lucky you can remember the name of your cat. While your libido was just revved to an all-time high, it’s now plunged to barely-there levels. While all these changes may make Week 3 seem like a total drag, this physical, mental and amorous slow-down makes it a perfect time to recharge and reflect. Something Week 2 gals know nothing about!

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

Today’s Hormone Horoscope: Here’s the deal with PMS symptoms: Not every woman experiences them and those who do aren’t usually spending their entire premenstrual Week 4 battling mood swings and food cravings. So, what’s your premenstrual week like in-between PMS symptoms? Plunging estrogen is sapping your pep and taking the shine off your short-term memory, however, you may actually feel more energetic and have better recall than you did in Week 3. That’s because sedating progesterone is plunging, too, taking away its physically and mentally foggy effects. Descending estrogen is lowering levels of brain chemicals that help you feel confident, so you may worry about your appearance and be less likely to take risks. But, on a positive note, your libido is likely to come back with a vengeance thanks to nerve endings down below that get stimulated as your body prepares for menstruation. In fact, many women use a high libido as a heads-up that their period is soon to begin.

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By | 2018-01-25T12:47:03+00:00 May 16th, 2013|daily hormone horoscope|0 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.

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