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: Watch your wallet: In the first half of your Week 1, you’re prone to filling your shopping basket with items that help you overcome or forget about period-related aches and pains, such as gourmet snacks and DVDs. By the second half of your Week 1, rising hormones make you more impulsive, which puts you in the perfect position to take advantage of all the many, many, many impulse buys that stores have wisely set up for you at every corner, such as lip gloss, magazines and doo-dads you’ve never seen before or know what to do with, but suddenly seem irresistible.
Day 8 to Day 14 (or ovulation)
Estrogen and testosterone rise till they peak
Today’s Hormone Horoscope: You’ll likely feel as though you can push your mind and body to the limit today, for instance, pulling an all-nighter for work or school, adding a grueling new exercise routine to your regular workout regimen or partying like you did in Freshman year. That’s because high estrogen and testosterone in Week 2 amp up your energy, endurance and ability to withstand mental and physical strain to cycle-long highs.
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: Unlike Week 2 gals, your mind and body aren’t as jazzed about being pushed the limit. In fact, they’d much prefer you take a cat nap on the sofa whenever possible. That’s because rising progesterone coupled with lower levels of estrogen and testosterone are taking away the oomph you had from last week and replacing it with fatigue and, depending on your sensitivity to this hormonal combination, aches, pains, constipation, bloating and mid-cycle headaches. Push yourself to the limit like you did last week and you could end up practically catatonic or running for the Tylenol.
Day 23 to the end of your cycle
Estrogen and progesterone plunge
Today’s Hormone Horoscope: You may find that at times you’re forcing yourself to smile, going through the motions at a party or event or faking it some other way today. The problem is that plunging estrogen is reducing levels of feel-good chemicals in the brain, so while you may genuinely want to feel the way others expect you to, it may not be coming naturally and you don’t want to let your true emotions show. The good news? Strangely, the “fake it till you make it” approach to life can actually be beneficial. Numerous studies show that acting happy and smiling even when you don’t feel like it can boost a flagging mood by sending a message to the brain that says, “Hey, I’m happy!” which, in response, prompts the brain to churn out feel-good chemicals to match the mood you’re telling it you’re in.
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