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: After you get past period-related aches and fatigue, you’re the one who’ll be bringing folks together, say, by proposing a game, inviting friends to share a meal or calling for a brainstorming meeting. That’s because rising estrogen is making you chattier, more outgoing and happier in the company of other people.
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: Beware of being a little too optimistic today. High estrogen is pushing your rosy view of people, events or how much money you’ve got to spend into unrealistic territory. As a result, you could end up trusting someone you shouldn’t, not preparing enough for an important appointment or going way over your budget.
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: It’ll be difficult to avoid getting swept up in nostalgic memories today, for instance, you may listen to a song or see holiday decorations that trigger daydreams of people or events in your past. Credit for your walk down memory lane goes to rising progesterone, which makes you a tad more sentimental while also prompting you to think more about family, friends and other loved ones.
Day 23 to the end of cycle
Estrogen and progesterone plunge
Today’s Hormone Horoscope: Your premenstrual Week 4 is a good time to take a break and indulge in an activity that releases stress. That’s because you’ve used your rising estrogen boost in pep in Week 1 and Week 2 to tackle tasks and your rising progesterone caretaking influence in Week 3 to nurture others and gussy up your home. With those hormones plunging fast in Week 4, which brings down your energy, mood and patience, it’s time to focus on yourself and recuperate so you can face another month of to-dos all over again.