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: Even if you’re in the midst of a crisis, it’s easier to see the light at the end of the tunnel today. That’s because rising estrogen is giving you more hope and optimism to believe that, whatever jam you’re in, it’ll all be okay in the end. And, hey, it may even turn out to be a useful experience you can channel into a novel, painting or song.
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: Flirting and seeing secret crushes is on your mind today as high estrogen puts romance front and center and high testosterone pushes you to get physically intimate. This means you’ll likely dab on more makeup than you usually do, put on your most flattering clothes and be on the lookout for eligible hotties.
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: Motivation can get easily sapped today by rising progesterone, a particularly sedating hormone, and declining estrogen and testosterone, which robs you of the easy oomph you enjoyed during the first half of your cycle. So, if you’re in the middle of a project, holiday shopping or other task you really need to get done, have motivators ready to turn to the moment you feel your focus and drive slipping away, such as fast-paced music or a treat you’ll reward yourself with once a to-do is complete.
Day 23 to the end of cycle
Estrogen and progesterone plunge
Today’s Hormone Horoscope: Your inner perfectionist may come out today, which means you may not be 100% happy with a job your handyman did, a project your co-worker completed or the present your partner gave you. They may have all had good intentions and thought they did the best job they could, but with your estrogen on the downswing, you’re more focused on the even better job they could have done.