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: Whether or not you’ve been meaning to stick to a diet, you’ll likely notice you’re eating a bit less as your Week 1 goes on. Research shows that as estrogen rises during this week, it has a mild appetite-suppressing effect that makes you consume about 12% fewer calories than you do during the second half of your cycle.
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 drive the people around you a little nutty as you talk out loud, sing to yourself, chat to your pets or plants or come up with any other way to get your gab on. That’s because high estrogen is making you chatty and high confidence-boosting testosterone makes you less self-conscious about where or how you express your verbal side.
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 choose a non-confrontational approach to a problem today, for instance, walking out of a store to avoid an aggressive salesperson rather than asking him to leave you alone or telling a friend you didn’t mind something she did even when it really ticked you off. Why? As estrogen and testosterone fall and progesterone rises, it makes you less comfortable asserting yourself and has you preferring a quieter, less in-your-face solution.
Day 23 to the end of cycle
Estrogen and progesterone plunge
Today’s Hormone Horoscope: You may surprise yourself with the lack of romantic interest you have in someone you were totally gaga over just two weeks ago. Why the suddenly cool feelings toward someone you were ready to jump into the sack (or at least a dinner date) with? The culprit is plunging estrogen. As it rose in the first two weeks of your cycle, it made you more optimistic so you saw only the good points about your secret crush. And now that it’s plunging, it’s making you see things a bit more realistically, which makes your crush’s less-than-stellar points seem to really stand out.