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!
Day 1 (first day of period) to Day 7
Today’s Hormone Horoscope: As estrogen rises today, it makes you more likely to adopt healthy new habits, such as eating more fruits and vegetables, exercising and taking up yoga or meditation. That’s because this hormone leads to higher levels of feel-good brain chemicals that can make you more hopeful about your future, so you want it to be as good as it can be.
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’re likely to resolve to put more fun, excitement and romance in your life and make a promise to try as many new experiences as possible in 2014. The reason? High estrogen and testosterone are pumping up brain chemicals that make hobbies, romantic pursuits and adventure even more pleasurable and rewarding, which naturally makes you want more of them.
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 and lower levels of estrogen and testosterone may be bringing down your confidence in your finances and making you worry that you won’t have enough cash to pursue your goals or meet your bills. As a result, as you ring in the new year, you could be thinking of ways to save more money in the coming 12 months, for instance, by clipping more coupons, cutting back on unnecessary spending or finding a new source of income.
Day 23 to the end of cycle
Estrogen and progesterone plunge
Today’s Hormone Horoscope: As estrogen plunges, a cynical outlook may make you a bit more skeptical about traditions like making New Year’s resolutions. So, while everyone else is writing a list of to-dos for 2014, you may be tempted to eschew the whole annual resolution thing altogether, telling folks they don’t last or you don’t need a special day to make goals. (Then, despite your protests, you may think of a few aims you’d like to pursue anyway!)