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: Rising estrogen is pushing you to make a new start and get organized. As a result, you may be inspired to start using apps, tools and calendars to get your life, work, school or travel plans together.
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’ll likely put more thought into details today, such as a project you’re working on or what you’re wearing. As estrogen and testosterone reach their peaks, they give you more mental and physical energy so you have the oomph needed to hone in on the small stuff. Plus, these high hormones are making you more concerned with how others see your work or appearance, which motivates you to put more time into getting them just right.
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: It will probably take more effort for you to get you out to a nightclub, party, concert or other spot that’s loud, crowded, noisy and smelly. And, once you’re there, you’ll likely want to make an early exit. The problem is rising progesterone coupled with lower levels of estrogen and testosterone. Together, this combo lowers your energy level, makes you less interested in socializing and makes all the loud, crowded, smelly entertainment you loved in Week 2 seem a bit less appealing now.
Day 23 to the end of cycle
Estrogen and progesterone plunge
Today’s Hormone Horoscope: Unlike Week 2 gals, you’re more likely to let details slide, for instance, you may skip over a couple of (semi-important) instructions while putting together a new bookshelf or head out of the house in a stained t-shirt, no makeup and bedhead. Why? As estrogen plunges, it saps your mental and physical energy, draining your desire to waste whatever little pep you have on something silly like small details. Plus, these plunging hormones are giving you a bit of a “So what?” attitude, making you care less about how people perceive your work or appearance.