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 become more willing to withstand physical discomfort if it offers some benefit, for instance, you may put on a pair of shoes that hurt but look really cute, stand out in the cold on a long line to get a delicious cup of soup from a soup truck or walk many, many blocks to get to a favorite store. Credit for your spike in stalwartness goes to rising estrogen, which motivates you to go after things you love while also making you less easily cowed by pain.
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 raise a few eyebrows when you chat with people today. That’s because high estrogen and testosterone and prompting you to really tell it like it is without pulling any punches or beating around the bush. And that level of honesty or bluntness can take some folks by surprise.
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 be put off by salespeople, coworkers, neighbors or other folks who try to talk circles around you. That’s because rising progesterone is slowing you down and quieting you, making you prefer a mellower, less chatty approach.
Day 23 to the end of cycle
Estrogen and progesterone plunge
Today’s Hormone Horoscope: You may notice your willpower slips today, for instance, you might find it difficult to stay within your budget, work out or stick to a diet. The problem? Plunging estrogen is bringing down mental energy, which saps motivation and your ability to be self-disciplined.