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: During your premenstrual Week 4, chances are, you had lousy sleep, which is a common side effect of plunging estrogen. Now that you’re in your Week 1, you can expect a change for the better: Once you’re past the achy part of your period, rising estrogen is helping you fall asleep faster, sleep more deeply and clock more uninterrupted minutes of sleep. Not only does this help you wake up more refreshed and energized, research shows a good night’s sleep is also a proven mood-booster that helps you see the world as more positive place to be!
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: Careful of going overboard today. High estrogen and testosterone make you more easily swept up in the excitement of a party, crowd or sale, which can translate into downing too many cocktails, gobbling up more food than your stomach can comfortably hold or giving your credit cards a major workout.
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: Rising progesterone is making you a tad sentimental today. So, little things you notice may make you reminisce about people, places or events from your past. For instance, the weather may make you think back to your days at school or holiday decorations you see in the store may make you think about festive family gatherings you enjoyed years ago.
Day 23 to the end of cycle
Estrogen and progesterone plunge
Today’s Hormone Horoscope: You’re less likely to reveal personal information or what emotions you’re feeling to friends, co-workers and salespeople who ask you questions about yourself. That’s because plunging estrogen is making you less chatty while also making you a bit suspicious of people’s motives for asking you these questions in the first place, prompting you to keep mum till you’re sure it’s safe to spill the beans.