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: You’ll likely enjoy starting projects more than finishing them today as rising fun-loving estrogen sparks your energy and motivation, but has you less interested in following up with the boring, hum-drum details.
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: Your desire to be around others peaks in Week 2 of your cycle thanks to high estrogen, which pushes you to be extroverted and social. So, if you’ve got times where you’re alone today, you may seek out ways to be nearer to others, for instance, bringing your work to a coffee shop, going shopping at a busy mall or asking friends to join you for dinner.
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: Unlike Week 2 gals, your desire for alone-time increases as your Week 3 goes on thanks to lower levels of estrogen combined with sedating progesterone that make you a bit more introverted and quiet. As a result, you may go out of your way to avoid crowds and people, for instance, by working at home, shopping at off-hours or declining invitations to join others for social events.
Day 23 to the end of cycle
Estrogen and progesterone plunge
Today’s Hormone Horoscope: You may find it’s more difficult to make decisions today as you weigh the pros and cons, then weigh them again and again. The reason? Descending estrogen is reducing your confidence (which can make you doubt that you’re making the right selection) and is dinging your working memory (the kind of memory needed to juggle multiple facts at once, making it harder to keep track of details as you’re comparing options).
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