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!
Day 1 (first day of period) to Day 7
Today’s Hormone Horoscope: Once you get past the achy, tired part of your period, no matter what you celebrate, rising estrogen has you enjoying fun end-of-year traditions, like munching gingerbread cookies, making snowpeople and gazing at Christmas light displays. That’s because this hormone brings out the kid in you, making want to put fun at the top of your to-do list–and the holidays are a perfect excuse to do it.
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: While high estrogen and testosterone have you enjoying being in the spotlight today, these confidence-boosting hormones are also making you less concerned about how others perceive you. This is a combination that can have funny results, for instance, you may sing Christmas carols out loud while walking the dog, wear a flashing elf hat to a party or do other things folks might consider a little zany.
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: Rising progesterone has you enjoying year-end holiday traditions you or your family created. That’s because this hormone tends to bring out your sentimental side–and recreating traditions helps you remember good times you had with loved ones during the festive season.
Day 23 to the end of cycle
Estrogen and progesterone plunge
Today’s Hormone Horoscope: You’ll likely be circling the punch bowl, buffet table or dessert bar as a way to boost your cheer as you deal with plunging estrogen, which can sap your patience with others.