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: As your Week 1 goes on, you’ll be able to see the humor in more things, like the silly names people give their Wi-Fi account (seriously, don’t they know we can all see them on our list of available Wi-Fi connections?) or an old re-run of Friends (and not even one of the better ones before the whole “we were on a break” part). That’s rising estrogen’s influence. The higher this hormone climbs in your Week 1 and Week 2, the more it boosts brain chemicals that make you more likely to laugh and help you see the lighter side of things.
Day 8 to Day 14 (or ovulation)
Estrogen and testosterone rise till they peak
Today’s Hormone Horoscope: Week 2 is a good time to challenge yourself. To try your hand at new cooking technique. Finally put together that boxed up 1000-piece computer desk you ordered months ago. Or to attend a webinar to learn a new skill. That’s because high estrogen and testosterone are making subtle changes to your brain that make it easier to absorb, understand and retain new information.
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: You may find that money concerns, relationship worries and other woes seem to slowly creep into your thoughts today. The reason? During the first half of your cycle, rising estrogen and testosterone made you optimistic and confident, which made it easy to ignore problems or hope they’d go away on their own. Now that these two hormones are dipping to lower levels, optimism and confidence are being slowly replaced by doubt and fear. The good news? Week 3 is an excellent phase of your cycle to assess situations in your life and think about how you want to fix them. That’s because you don’t have the over-optimism of Week 1 and Week 2 making you feel they’ll just magically disappear. And you don’t have the intense pessimism of premenstrual Week 4 making you feel that they’re totally unfixable or that drastic (sometimes regrettable) action needs to be taken. Instead, your hormones are at a level that lets you see issues in a more realistic light, helping you come up with an appropriate solution.
Day 23 to the end of your cycle
Estrogen and progesterone plunge
Today’s Hormone Horoscope: You may find it difficult to resist tempting treats you’ve been trying to cut back on, stick to an exercise regimen or plow through a work project today. The problem is that plunging estrogen is creating certain changes in the brain that reduce your willpower. So, what can you do about it? Well, numerous studies show that promising yourself a reward when meeting certain goals (say, not scarfing down the whole cheesecake or checking off at least two to-dos on your task list before logging onto Facebook) is a pretty powerful way to boost motivation and stick-to-itiveness. So, try planning to indulge in a favorite activity (for instance, a little online shopping or giving yourself a mani/pedi) whenever you accomplish a goal you set for yourself today.
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