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: Once the fog of menstruation lifts, you’ll probably notice you become more and more competitive as your Week 1 and Week 2 go on. For instance, you may be playing more aggressively in board games or video games. Hearing about someone else’s success may make you want to surpass it. Or you may decide you want to run for some kind of office or position of power at work, school or within an organization. Credit for your competitiveness goes to rising estrogen, which enhances testosterone–a hormone that revs confidence and urges you to be leader of the pack.
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: When opportunities are offered to you, you’re likely to focus on the benefits and downplay the downsides due to high estrogen, which is pumping up brain chemicals that make you more optimistic. So, before signing on the dotted line, take a more realistic look at what’s going on so you have no regrets.
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 been looking to shed weight, take time to exercise, for instance, by going for a brisk walk, hopping on a bike or hitting the gym. Progesterone helps your body burn up to 30% more fat during your Week 3 and most of your Week 4 when you’re active, making it easier to reach your weight-loss goal.
Day 23 to the end of cycle
Estrogen and progesterone plunge
Today’s Hormone Horoscope: Careful carrying delicate china, slicing onions or doing anything else that requires dexterity or coordination. Plunging estrogen is bringing down both skills, making you likely to be a little clumsy.