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: You’re more easily impressed by silly magic tricks, clever quips, innovative art and other interesting feats. Credit goes to rising estrogen, which boosts your desire for fun and surprises.
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: Thanks to the surge in optimism that high estrogen is giving you today, you may give something or someone who failed you in the past a second chance. For example, you might visit a restaurant that served your dish cold the last time you went or you may invite a co-worker out to coffee even though she didn’t hold up her end of a project you worked on together last month. That’s because as the level of this hormone climbs, it’s making you hopeful that the disappointment you suffered was just a blip and that there are better experiences to come.
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: Chances are, you’re going to be tripping over your tongue and forgetting the exact word you want to say today. Blame goes squarely to rising progesterone, which dampens your verbal ability and short-term memory as it climbs.
Day 23 to the end of cycle
Estrogen and progesterone plunge
Today’s Hormone Horoscope: You’ll likely be turning to your favorite self-soothers today, for instance, brewing yourself a cup of tea, reading a favorite comic book, playing a video game, shopping online or watching guilty-pleasure TV. While you may think it’s a way to deal with boredom or stress, research shows you actually do them more during your premenstrual week as a subconscious way to cope with plunging estrogen-triggered moodiness, irritability and discomfort.