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 may get a flash of inspiration, come up the exact solution you need for a nagging problem or see a project in a new way, prompting you to take it in a new direction. Credit for your insights goes to rising estrogen, which makes your brain work faster and more accurately as it climbs.
Day 8 to Day 14 or ovulation (here’s how to tell when you’re ovulating)
Estrogen and testosterone rise till they peak
This weekend’s Hormone Horoscope: I just want to remind you that your Week 2 only comes around once a month. And a Week 2 weekend is like a gift from the hormone gods. So, take advantage of your high estrogen and testosterone energy, chattiness, extroversion and desire for adventure to put your dull, hum-drum work away and go do something fun, inspiring or totally wacky. If you don’t, by the time Week 3 rolls around and rising progesterone is sapping all these great traits, you may end up kicking yourself!
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: Rising progesterone coupled with lower levels of estrogen and testosterone are slowing you down and making you more introspective. As a result, you’re enjoying activities that would have bored you in Week 2, like long strolls in the park, sitting by a pond, drawing, writing poetry, taking still life photographs or savoring a delicious meal.
Day 23 to the end of cycle
Estrogen and progesterone plunge
This weekend’s Hormone Horoscope: You may end up going on the hunt for the perfect pick-me-up today, such as a more comfortable work chair or a treat you read about in the food section of the newspaper and just have to try. Why? As estrogen plunges, it drags down levels of feel-good chemicals a notch. In response, your brain tends to push you to do activities that will pump up those feel-good chemicals again to balance things out.
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