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
This weekend’s Hormone Horoscope: If it’s the first half of your Week 1, use your energy wisely: You may start out feeling as though you have momentum that will carry you through the whole day and into the evening. But, more likely than not, the loss of energizing iron from menstruation coupled with low (though climbing) estrogen is going to give you a limited store of pep that peters out by mid to late afternoon. If it’s the second half of your Week 1, you’ll likely feel a surge of energy that’s longer-lasting. It may even be a little too much, triggering a racing heart or the jitters till your body gets used to the extra oomph.
Day 8 to Day 14 or ovulation (here’s how to tell when you’re ovulating)
Estrogen and testosterone rise till they peak
This weekend’s Hormone Horoscope: If you’ve got a problem—say, a running toilet or broken bicycle chain—you may feel like with a little video tutorial or your own ingenuity, you can figure out how to fix it on your own. Thanks for your DIYness goes to high estrogen and testosterone, which boost your confidence and optimism, making you believe you’ve got the smarts to figure anything out and that it will actually turn out alright.
Day 15 (or the day after ovulation) to Day 22
Progesterone rises; estrogen and testosterone drop for half the week, then estrogen rises again
This weekend’s Hormone Horoscope: In Week 2 of your cycle, you were doling out “yesses” freely to anyone who asked for a favor or invited you out to a social event. This week? Not so much. Lower levels of estrogen and testosterone combined with rising progesterone have you preferring to play it safe by conserving your time, money and energy.
Day 23 to the end of cycle
Estrogen and progesterone plunge
This weekend’s Hormone Horoscope: When making decisions today–say, which new laptop to buy or whether to look for a new job–you may go with your gut rather than rely on facts alone. The reason? As estrogen plunges, it puts you more in touch with your emotional side, making you more aware of hunches that help you decide which path to take.
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