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 along, you become more optimistic due to rising estrogen and more impulsive due to estrogen enhancing testosterone’s effect on you. The result? You’re more prone to making split-second decisions because you’re sure the outcome will be positive, for instance, you may end up coloring your hair, donning a daring outfit, splashing out more money than usual on lottery tickets or spilling a big secret to a friend.
Day 8 to Day 14 or ovulation (here’s how to tell when you’re ovulating)
Estrogen and testosterone rise till they peak
Today’s Hormone Horoscope: You may get the urge to be naughty, play hooky or ditch someone to hang out with someone else who’s way more fun. Blame for your bad-girl ways goes to high estrogen and testosterone, which encourage you to push the envelope and do things on a whim!
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 get more satisfaction from reading, taking photos, organizing and doing other solitary activities thanks to rising progesterone, which slows you down and makes you a tad less interested in socializing and chatting.
Day 23 to the end of cycle
Estrogen and progesterone plunge
Today’s Hormone Horoscope: You may take something someone says the wrong way or you may dwell on an out-and-out snarky comment someone makes. That’s because plunging estrogen is lowering feel-good brain chemicals, which can make you more sensitive to rude comments.