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!
Day 1 (first day of period) to Day 7
Today’s Hormone Horoscope: As your Week 1 goes on, you’ll likely be reading more news articles, investigating new happenings around town and squeezing more gossip out of friends. That’s rising estrogen’s influence. As the level of this hormone climbs, it makes you more curious about the world around you, prompting you to seek out more information about it.
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 notice you’re standing up straighter, piping up more in conversation and sharing your opinions more easily. Credit for your boost in confidence goes to high estrogen and testosterone, which ratchet up feelings of self-worth.
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’ll likely be drawn to food, entertainment and people who remind you of home or a pleasant time from your past. For instance, you may order home-style mashed potatoes at the diner, watch a re-run of a TV show you used to watch years ago or hang out with an elderly neighbor who reminds you of your grandma. Why? As progesterone rises, it makes you prefer to surround yourself with things that are familiar and comforting.
Day 23 to the end of cycle
Estrogen and progesterone plunge
Today’s Hormone Horoscope: Your skin may feel itchier, you may suffer from dry eyes or you may be low in lubrication in other ways. That’s because your body’s ability to produce moisture drops as your level of estrogen falls during your premenstrual week.