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 has you chattier and more outgoing, so you’re in the mood to share what you know–whether it’s by leaving reviews on a website about a product, raving about a movie to a pal or giving unsolicited advice to anyone within a five-foot radius.
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 be more cavalier about your health, for instance, ignoring aches or believing that a problem you’ve been having will go away on its own. That’s rising estrogen’s influence. When it climbs high, it revs confidence and optimism, making it easier to brush off health issues.
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: Try to remind yourself to look for beautiful, uplifting things around you today, like a flower, snowflakes or even a smile. Research shows that lower levels of estrogen combined with rising progesterone in your Week 3 make you more prone to focusing on negative images, like a dirty mess or someone frowning, which can subsequently drag down your mood. By purposely seeking out inspiring images, you’ll help keep your mood from dipping so you can enjoy your day.
Day 23 to the end of cycle
Estrogen and progesterone plunge
Today’s Hormone Horoscope: If you have tasks that absolutely need to get done today, keep in mind that there may be times in your day when you’ll want to take a break or slow down due to bothersome premenstrual symptoms, like a headache, nausea, irritability or fatigue, triggered by plunging estrogen. So, when you reach a time in your day when you’re feeling energized and upbeat, pounce on those important to-dos and get them done quickly. That way, when you want to rest, you can do so without fear of falling behind schedule.