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 you get past the crampy, fatiguing parts of your period, rising estrogen is making you feel more and more extroverted–and that can make you feel like a caterpillar ready to escape its cocoon. Staying indoors at work, school or home is a real drag. You’re happier out in nature, going on a shopping trip or taking a long drive.
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 feeling prouder of your accomplishments today as high estrogen and testosterone boost your confidence. And this may lead you to wonder why other folks aren’t praising your accomplishments, too. No worries: Your high hormone self-assurance will banish any shyness you might otherwise have had about prodding friends, family and coworkers for much-deserved compliments!
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: Your taste in potential romantic partners changes this week. While a confident, cocky cutie caught your eye last week when estrogen was peaking, this week’s lower level of estrogen has you drawn to more sensitive, self-effacing sweeties.
Day 23 to the end of cycle
Estrogen and progesterone plunge
Today’s Hormone Horoscope: You may sense a slight lack of self-assurance today as estrogen plunges, taking confidence-lifting brain chemicals with it. As a result, you may find yourself hunching instead of standing up straight, volunteering to answer questions less often or second-guessing things you’ve said or done. Try not to beat yourself up about it. Instead, think back to successes you can be proud of. Research shows that reminding yourself of past achievements helps give flagging self-confidence a boost.