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 the first couple of days of your Week 1, you may feel your luck is on the low side as pain and fatigue from menstruation coupled with low estrogen weigh down your mood. As a result, you may avoid taking risks because you worry the outcome wouldn’t be in your favor. However, once you reach the middle of your Week 1, things take a turn: A higher level of estrogen boosts your mood and optimism, making you feel that you have a good chance at winning. So, you may play the lottery, buy a raffle ticket or take another small risk that could possibly pay off.
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 surprised by the funny jokes that come out of your mouth today. Credit for your ability to come up with quick quips goes to high estrogen, which makes you think faster on your feet while boosting your mood–a combination that can have you making folks roll in the aisles with laughter!
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 less likely to leave your comfort zone during your Week 3 as lower levels of estrogen combined with rising progesterone push you to play it safe and stick to what you know. Thing is, sometimes, trying something new can lead to a great outcome or be exactly what a situation needs, for instance, if someone offers you tickets to a once-in-a-lifetime sports game, you’d kick yourself for not going even though you’re not in the mood to deal with crowds or noise. Or if a project is stalled and someone suggests a way-out-there idea that just might work, it could be worth pursuing. So, when needed, try to overcome the hormone-fueled urge to say “no” when perhaps it could be better to ask “why not”?
Day 23 to the end of cycle
Estrogen and progesterone plunge
Today’s Hormone Horoscope: You may have difficulty getting to the point of a story or explaining what you’re thinking. Blame goes to plunging estrogen, which can make you a bit foggy-headed and easily distracted, which can prompt you to take the scenic route while talking.