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: As your Week 1 goes on, you’re likely feeling more confident about your appearance thanks to rising estrogen. Not only does this hormone reduce the puffiness and bloating you experienced during Week 3 and Week 4, it also boosts brain chemicals that lift your mood and optimism, helping you see your attributes more clearly.
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: Keep your eye on the clock around 8 a.m. today and every day of your Week 2. Japanese researchers discovered you’ll feel like you have more time than you really do during this phase of the day, which can end up making you late to work, school or important events. Blame goes to your monthly hormones, which make your internal body clock run slower at certain times of your cycle.
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 it’s the first half of your Week 3, you may end up tossing and turning at night as plunging estrogen triggers bouts of insomnia. Better news if it’s the second half of your Week 3: You’re more likely to be enjoying deep, restorative slumber thanks to rising estrogen and progesterone, which work together to relax you.
Day 23 to the end of cycle
Estrogen and progesterone plunge
Today’s Hormone Horoscope: Woe to the double-talking salesperson, backstabbing co-worker or sneaky frenemy who tries to pull one over on you today. Plunging estrogen makes you a bit more suspicious of people and their motives, so you’re less likely to be duped or fall prey to a scam.