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 your Week 1 goes on, your coordination and dexterity get better thanks to rising estrogen, which sharpens these skills as it climbs. This makes it a good time to fix a leaky faucet, tackle a complex knitting project or do anything else where you can work with your hands.
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: Try to slow down a bit as you talk today. You may not realize it, but high estrogen is making you speedier when you speak. And depending on your natural talking speed already, this could make it difficult for customers, co-workers or friends to figure out what you’re trying to say.
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 walk out of your home today with the firm resolution to not spend money on any unnecessary items and then end up coming home with a beautiful new mug, a gorgeous throw pillow and a few picture frames that were just calling your name. That’s rising progesterone’s influence. As the level of this hormone climbs higher and higher during your Week 3, it makes you more drawn toward products that make your living space more comfortable and beautiful.
Day 23 to the end of cycle
Estrogen and progesterone plunge
Today’s Hormone Horoscope: No doubt you’ll be pressing the wrong key on your keyboard, poking yourself in the eye with your eyeliner or making other small blunders today where fine motor skills are needed. Point the blame straight to plunging estrogen, which dings your dexterity as it falls.