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: If you’ve got a vacation, party or other activity coming up, use your Week 1 to plan the details. Rising estrogen is bringing out your fun-loving, adventurous side, plus it’s boosting your energy, so you’ll enjoy doing research, going shopping, making phone calls and doing all the other errands needed to make the activity a memorable success.
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: High estrogen is amping up your mental energy today to cycle-long highs. This is great if you’re trying to come up with fresh ideas, since research shows you’ll be able to think up more this week than during any other week of your cycle. However, additional research shows all this extra mental oomph also means you’re apt to become more easily distracted, so staying focused on a task may be a challenge.
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 feel warmer today and need to take off your sweater, turn down the heat, open a window or turn up the a/c. The reason? Rising progesterone is lifting your body temperature slightly, making you more sensitive to high temperatures and humidity.
Day 23 to the end of cycle
Estrogen and progesterone plunge
Today’s Hormone Horoscope: Try to keep an open mind when trying something new today, such as a different food or activity. Plunging estrogen is making you more skeptical of anything different and making you prone to focusing on its negatives. However, if you can push past that initial hormone-fueled knee-jerk reaction, you may find that the new thing you’re experiencing has a lot of benefits, too.
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