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
This weekend’s Hormone Horoscope: As your Week 1 goes on, you not only start to feel more enthusiastic about pursuing your own goals and dreams, you’re more supportive of others as they strive for their goals and dreams, too. For instance, you may encourage a pal to train for a marathon, attend a friend’s one-woman play or get a congratulatory cupcake for a roommate who nabbed a great job interview. That’s because rising estrogen is boosting your motivation, optimism and energy while at the same time pushing you to connect with others–a perfect combination for unleashing your inner cheerleader!
Day 8 to Day 14 (or ovulation)
Estrogen and testosterone rise till they peak
This weekend’s Hormone Horoscope: When things don’t go your way this weekend–say, you forget to bring your iPod with your favorite workout mix to the gym or the movie you want to see is sold out–sure, you’ll be bummed. But, not for long. Thanks to high estrogen and testosterone, which make you more resilient and upbeat while also boosting your brainstorming skills, you’re more likely to think of a Plan B (and C, D and E) to make the situation better in no time flat!
Day 15 (or the day after ovulation) to Day 22
Progesterone rises; estrogen and testosterone drop for half the week, then estrogen rises again
This weekend’s Hormone Horoscope: Expect some zoning out and daydreaming today. That’s rising progesterone’s fault. As this sedating hormone climbs, it can put your brain on auto-pilot. Luckily, a new study out of Canada’s York University reveals how you can put those mind-wandering moments to good use: When you find your thoughts starting to drift off, think about friends, family and other folks you love. Doing so makes you happier and more satisfied by reminding you of the close ties and support you have around, which gives your life more meaning.
Day 23 to the end of cycle
Estrogen and progesterone plunge
This weekend’s Hormone Horoscope: It may be more difficult to feel attractive this weekend. Not only do you have plunging estrogen taking down your confidence, for some women, this hormonal plunge also triggers acne breakouts. Others may notice more hair growth on their chin, lip or other unwanted areas. On top of all that, although on the downswing, progesterone is triggering bloat and constipation, making you feel a bit heavier. So, what can you do to feel better about yourself? Try putting on makeup, doing your hair, putting on comfortable clothes that flatter your figure or doing whatever else you feel boosts your beauty. Research shows that the “fake it till you make it” approach–meaning, pretending to feel attractive even when you really don’t–actually prompts the brain to churn out chemicals that up your confidence in your appearance. And that’s key since study after study shows that inner confidence is the number factor when it comes to how others perceive how you look from the outside!
Start your day with the free Hormone Horoscope at hormonehoroscope.com. It’s the newest, most accurate way to predict your day and plan your life!