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 on, you may be toying with the idea of taking on a leadership role, for instance, by running for some kind of office, volunteering to head up a project, forming a social group or vying for a managerial position at work. That’s because rising estrogen is boosting your confidence, extroversion and decision-making skills, making you more comfortable calling the shots!
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 impress yourself with your ability to catch a falling dish before it smashes on the ground, dodge a muddy splash from a passing car or make another fast move to avoid disaster. Credit for your quick maneuvers goes to high estrogen, which makes you react faster and with more accuracy. This also makes it a perfect time to challenge someone to a video game or a sports match-up since these skills make you more likely to win!
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’re likely taking a more relaxed approach to your appearance today compared to when you were in Week 2 of your cycle. This may mean donning baggier clothes, wearing less makeup or putting less time into doing your hair than when making your morning coffee. The reason? As progesterone rises and estrogen dips, it makes you less concerned about how you appear to others and more concerned about comfort.
Day 23 to the end of cycle
Estrogen and progesterone plunge
Today’s Hormone Horoscope: You may find yourself posting more on Facebook, Twitter and other social media accounts or writing a longer entry in your journal. That’s because plunging estrogen puts you more in touch with your emotional side, making it easier to channel your thoughts into words.