The concept of themenstrual horoscope was created by Gabrielle Lichterman, a journalist in the field of health and personal finance, with the idea that a woman's menstrual cycle can influence her physical and emotional state, as well as her behavior.
She's even launched an app called Hormone Horoscope, to help women understandhow their menstrual cycle influences their moods and reactions, throughout the month. According to Gabrielle Lichterman, there are even phases of the cycle during which women may experience memory loss!
Myth or reality? Well, when it comes to scientific evidence, there's nothing to go on! Let's not forget that every woman is unique, and can experience totally different symptoms depending on the period, her personal situation and her character.
But Elia has decided to take a closer look at the subject of menstrual horoscopes, to shed some light on this theory, and to offer you the elements you need to understand the impact of the menstrual cycle on emotions! Here's how it works...
What is a horoscope?
Originally, a horoscope is an astrological chart based on the study of the stars to give "indications" of a person's personality and future, according to the position of the planets and stars at the time of birth. The Western horoscope we're all more or less familiar with is represented by an astrological diagram showing the positions of the planets, Moon, Sun and "sensitive" angles likely to influence personality. Horoscopes are generally used to define general trends in life: relationships, career, finances, character, qualities/flaws.
Definition : Horoscope
If we had to give a clear (and if possible simple! ) definition of a horoscope, we could say that it's a conventional representation of the sky at a given moment, most often the moment (precise date and time) of a person's birth. This representation of the sky includes the positions of the planets, stars and angles, as well as their astrological aspects. It's a study of the stars and their influence on our lives. The term "horoscope" comes from the Latin"horoscopus" and the Greek"hôroskopos".
Horoscope according to your menstrual cycle
Horoscopes based on a woman's menstrual cycle are, as explained above, a theory developed by Gabrielle Lichterman, and made available to women via an application called Hormone Horoscope, in order to "predict" the different phases of her menstrual cycleand understand changes in mood or motivation, for example. The menstrual horoscope thus provides personalized information according to the period you're in: ovulation, pre-menstrual period, post-menstrual phase periods, but also more broadly post-partum, pregnancy, etc.
Let's agree: this theory of the menstrual horoscope is divisive, especially among scientists for whom evidence is lacking! That said, observing mood fluctuations during the cycle is interesting insofar as it helps us to better understand ourselves. There may even be a link between menstrual cycle and the Moonbut that's another subject!
Horoscope and childbirth
A link betweenchildbirth and horoscopes ? According to some, yes! Those convinced even say it's possible to anticipate the "course" of childbirth according to the mother's astrological sign.
As such, women born under the zodiac sign Libra would be more likely to have rapid cervical dilation, and a low risk of Caesarean section. In other articles, we read that certain planets can have a positive influence on pregnancy and childbirth, while others reduce the chances of getting pregnant. What about you? Did the Moon have an effect on your delivery?(Well, you'd have to be able to prove it, and that's going to be a tall order!)
Horoscope and sexuality
"Darling, this crazy libido is my sign's fault!" We're sure you've already read or heard that the astrological sign, and therefore the horoscope, can give indications about a person's sexuality. But it's quite another thing to take it literally! If, however, you believe in the link between astrology and sexuality, the idea that Sagittarius women are very open about sex, and Capricorn women more reserved, should speak to you... So, horoscopes and sexuality could be linked. From there, the beliefs even extend to love behaviors, libido levels or even sexual preferences .
A woman's horoscope of pleasure
Sexual pleasure: a vast subject! And when horoscopes get involved, it's enough to make you lose your head... When we know that a woman's sexual pleasure is intrinsically linked to her psychological state, her energy level and her hormones, adding the "astrology" box to the equation adds complexity to something that, from the outset, isn't always obvious. However, some people believe that the astrological sign can influence the level of pleasure experienced during sexual intercourse, or at least the ability to connect easily to one's sensations...
The female sexual profile according to her astrological sign
So thehas an impact on a woman's sexual profile? It's hard to believe, but some people seem to think so! There's no evidence to support these beliefs at present, but the fact remains that several astrological magazines suggest that Virgo women have an unfortunate tendency to over-analyze all their sexual desires, while Capricorn women are more patient and less frivolous, and Libra women have a strong need for sexual fulfillment and stability.
It's important to remember that every woman is unique, and that her sexual profile can change throughout her life, as well as during her cycle, with its well-known hormonal fluctuations.
Sexual compatibility according to astrological sign
The love and sexual compatibility according to your astrological sign ? It's a vast debate, and one that lisn't unanimously supported. Nevertheless, some people believe that there is a "compatibility" determined by a person's astrological sign. Taurus women, for example, are said to be sexually compatible with Aries women, known for their enthusiastic, positive personalities.
Chinese horoscopes for women
L'chinese horoscope is a traditional astrology system based on a 12-year cycle, with each year associated with an animal. The Chinese astrological signs are the Rat, Buffalo, Tiger, Rabbit (or Hare or Cat), Dragon, Snake, Horse, Goat, Monkey, Rooster, Dog and Pig. Chinese horoscopes can give indications (albeit without scientific proof) about love life, character traits and future predictions. To find out your Chinese astrological sign, simply refer to a table which indicates the sign associated with your year of birth.