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’re likely texting, tweeting, posting to Facebook and chatting on the phone more as rising estrogen amps up your urge to connect and convey your thoughts to others.
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’ll probably find that you have more pep, can push yourself harder and can stay up later today. Thanks for your extra oomph goes to rising estrogen, which ratchets up energy and stamina as it climbs.
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 putting you in the mood to be comforted. For instance, you’ll probably opt for homey, rich foods over spicy or diet edibles, you’ll want to snuggle under a comfy blanket rather than trek to the gym, you’re more likely to watch guilty-pleasure TV over something educational and you’re happiest hanging with your best buds and avoiding frenemies like the plague.
Day 23 to the end of cycle
Estrogen and progesterone plunge
Today’s Hormone Horoscope: Regrets about your relationship, job, decisions and other life issues may pop up today. As estrogen nosedives, it drags down your confidence and optimism, which makes you doubt that the choices you made were the right ones. Try not to beat yourself up too much and remember that plunging hormones can exaggerate negative feelings, making you see your life as worse than it really is.