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, you not only start to feel more enthusiastic about pursuing your own goals and dreams, you’re more supportive of others as they strive for their goals and dreams, too. For instance, you may encourage a pal to train for a marathon, attend a friend’s one-woman play or get a congratulatory cupcake for a roommate who nabbed a great job interview. That’s because rising estrogen is boosting your motivation, optimism and energy while at the same time pushing you to connect with others–a perfect combination for unleashing your inner cheerleader.
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 pay closer attention to details today. High estrogen and testosterone are speeding you up and making you gloss over key facts in contracts and sales spiels. What’s more, these hormones are pumping up your optimism, making you pretty sure that whatever you didn’t catch probably wasn’t necessary to begin with. Truth? One missed detail while applying for a loan, buying a new car or even just ordering a sandwich can become a big problem. So slow down and double-check before committing to anything.
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: If you’ve got a job interview, big client pitch or other activity where you need to appear upbeat and energetic, you’re likely going to have to work at putting more oomph into your presentation. Rising progesterone, a sedating hormone, is making you subdued. So, you could come off as uninterested if you don’t remind yourself to smile wider, use more gestures and project your voice.
Day 23 to the end of cycle
Estrogen and progesterone plunge
Today’s Hormone Horoscope: Your confidence may take a dive today as estrogen plunges. As a result, you may skip opportunities that come your way, for instance, you may avoid flirting with a cutie because you don’t feel attractive enough or you may avoid volunteering to head up a new project because you don’t think you’re capable. My advice? Rather than miss great opportunities, try to push yourself to go for them anyway. The worst that could happen is that they don’t work out. But, at least you’d be giving yourself the possibility that they would.