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: Thanks to rising estrogen, which makes you more goal-oriented, flexible and open-minded, you’re more open to change this week of your cycle. This change might involve watching a new TV show, talking to someone you don’t know well or signing up for a class. Or it could involve change in yourself, for instance, tweaking your personality to be a different kind of person you always wanted to be, for instance, a social butterfly or less of a perfectionist.
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 astound friends and family with the seemingly endless to-do list you’ve made for yourself! High estrogen and testosterone are pumping you full of energy and making you feel optimistic that you can tackle a thousand tasks and still have time to bake a chocolate souffle from scratch.
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: Rising progesterone is bringing out your nurturing side. As a result, you may feel like you’re more in tune with other people’s emotions and can pick up on subtle voice or body language cues that reveal their true feelings.
Day 23 to the end of cycle
Estrogen and progesterone plunge
Today’s Hormone Horoscope: You may indulge in your favorite guilty pleasures today, like hours of reality TV, bowls of Doritos or a few mojitos. Blame for your wicked ways goes to plunging estrogen, which makes you more likely to turn to indulgent mood-boosting treats that threaten to totally blow every work and diet resolution you ever had.