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
Estrogen and testosterone rise
Today’s Hormone Horoscope: You may be a little bit more touchy-feely today as rising estrogen ups your urge to connect with others and menstrual cramps trigger the production of oxytocin, a hormone that makes you trust others and bond more easily with them. As a result, you may touch others on the arm or back as you talk with them, deliver more hugs to your sweetie or cuddle your pets till they cry “Uncle!”
Day 8 to Day 13
Estrogen and testosterone rise till they peak
Today’s Hormone Horoscope: Do your homework, Week 2 gal—you’re more likely to make a purchase, pick a paramour, accept an offer and say “yes” to an invite on the spur of the moment due to high estrogen and testosterone, which make you more impulsive than any other week of your cycle. While acting on a whim is fun, you’ll avoid regrets when you search around for a lower price, look for the fine print, read reviews and do a background check!
Day 14 (or ovulation) to Day 22
Progesterone rises; estrogen and testosterone drop for half the week, then rise again
Today’s Hormone Horoscope: You’ve got the opportunity to gain some serious ground on a project today. That’s because rising progesterone is making you more subdued—and this makes you less likely to get distracted and spin off in a hundred different directions like rising estrogen and testosterone had you tempted to do during the first half of your cycle. This mellowness isn’t all good news though—you may find it difficult to muster the motivation that you had during the first two weeks of your cycle when you were fueled by rising estrogen and testosterone. To get yourself moving, try tackling one small portion of your project. Research shows that making a small start helps you gain momentum that keeps you going!
Day 23 to the end of your cycle
Estrogen, testosterone and progesterone plunge
Today’s Hormone Horoscope: You’ll likely experience more pain today—for instance, back aches, headaches and flare-ups of chronic painful conditions—due to plunging estrogen, which makes you more sensitive to discomfort. Now University of Montreal researchers say there may be an easy, drug-free way to thwart achiness: play a video game, read a good book, watch a favorite TV show, hang out with a fun friend or do anything else that makes you smile. Turns out, your mood is tied closely to your perception of pain—the happier you are, the less pain you feel. And to prove it, the researchers gave electric shocks to volunteers. Those who were experiencing negative emotions felt significantly more pain than those who were upbeat!
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!