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’re in the first half of your Week 1, your sweetie, friends and family may have to try a little harder to win you over since low (though rising) estrogen plus period pain and fatigue could bring your mood down a bit. However, by the second half of your week 1, you’re prone to seeing their good sides and overlooking their faults. Thanks goes to higher levels of estrogen plus the end of your period, which rev good feelings and optimism while also making you want to connect with others, so you’re more willing to give them a pass.
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 get frustrated if someone attempts to clip your wings or rein you in today. High estrogen is making you want to defy conventions, travel far, have fun and try new things. So, when people, your job or circumstances beyond your control stop you from pursuing any of these passions, your tension level can rise to the level of the woman whose husband wouldn’t take her to have fun at the lake.
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’ll likely take a lot longer to make decisions than you did in your impulsive Week 2. Or you may even put off making a final decision altogether today. The problem is that lower levels of estrogen combined with rising progesterone are making you more worried about the outcome of your choice, so you’re apt to weigh the pros and cons more cautiously.
Day 23 to the end of cycle
Estrogen and progesterone plunge
Today’s Hormone Horoscope: It can be difficult to focus your powers of concentration one task today, especially if it’s a dull chore. Blame goes to plunging estrogen, which saps brain energy as it descends. To stay on track, try planning distraction breaks ahead of time–like visiting a fun website while doing Internet research for a project–and set a timer–say, for five minutes. That way, you give your brain the brief rest it craves while making sure you return to the task you need to complete.