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: Time to rally the troops! If there’s a project you’re working on, a cause you’re championing, a competition you’re training for or a problem that needs solving, rising estrogen is not only giving you a second wind about it, it’s making you more social. This is a perfect combination for sending out emails, making phone calls and typing text messages to recruit assistance or support from others to help you meet your goal!
Day 8 to Day 14 (or ovulation)
Estrogen and testosterone rise till they peak
Today’s Hormone Horoscope: You may end up dominating a conversation and hogging the spotlight today. But, who can blame you? High estrogen is ratcheting up your urge to talk talk talk! And high testosterone is making you confident about your opinions so you’re more likely to share them regardless of what others think of them!
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: Your moods can get a little complex in your Week 3. Let me try to break it down for you:
> The first half of Week 3: Your estrogen and testosterone levels are dropping like a rock. As a result, you may experience symptoms similar to PMS–including anger, irritability, moodiness and insomnia–as levels of mood-stabilizing brain chemicals plummet along with these hormones.
> The second half of your Week 3: Estrogen levels rise again, which prompts feel-good brain chemicals to rise, too, thankfully taking the edge off.
> Throughout all of your Week 3: Progesterone levels rise throughout this entire week. Depending on your sensitivity to this hormone, you can feel tired and/or melancholy. What’s more, this hormone makes your blood sugar more likely to drop when you skip meals or go long periods between meals, which can result in PMS-like symptoms–including anger, irritability and moodiness. So, it’s key to have healthy snacks between meals or eat four to five small meals throughout the day.
Day 23 to the end of your cycle
Estrogen and progesterone plunge
Today’s Hormone Horoscope: As estrogen plunges in your premenstrual Week 4, it can fog up your memory a bit, making it more difficult to retain new facts, names or figures you need to have down pat for, say, a job interview or presentation. Luckily, a just-released study in the journal PLOS ONE reveals an easy technique that makes recall easier: Make a tight fist with your right hand when learning new information. Then make a tight fist with your left hand when you need to recollect it. As the researchers explain, right and left fist clenching activates different areas of the brain responsible for storing new memories and retrieving them later.
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!