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: You’re more easily inspired by other people’s achievements and personal stories as rising estrogen amps up brain chemicals that get you excited. As a result, you may be tempted to pursue a goal someone else has achieved, for instance, starting a new business, writing a novel or finally mastering that handstand in yoga class.
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: Today’s high estrogen and testosterone boost your confidence, which can make you feel luckier than usual. As a result, you may buy a lottery ticket, risk heading to the movie theater at the last minute hoping there will still be good seats left, give a cutie your number or take other chances.
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 may end up donating money to a cause, volunteering your time or helping out someone in another way. Why? Rising progesterone, the so-called “mothering” hormone, is bringing out your nurturing and caring side, making you want to lend a hand where you can.
Day 23 to the end of cycle
Estrogen and progesterone plunge
Today’s Hormone Horoscope: You’re at a greater risk of being bothered by aches today due to plunging estrogen, which lowers the brain’s level of pain-masking chemicals. So, if you’ve got a bad back, sore knee or other chronic condition, baby your body to avoid a flare-up.