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: As your Week 1 goes on, you’re probably going to be thinking of any reason you can to travel, whether it’s to visit a friend in another town (or country) or simply run errands. That’s rising estrogen’s influence. As the level of this hormone climbs, it pushes you to go out and explore the world.
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: You may find that folks are drawn to you like a magnet and want to chat with you, invite you to social events or simply want to sit near you. Credit goes to high estrogen, which prompts you to be more sociable, kind, outgoing and flirtatious. Plus, this hormone is creating subtle changes to your facial features that make you more beautiful and is triggering a surge of pheromones–scentless chemicals in your sweat–that work their come-hither magic on others.
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: It was easy to shrug off worries in your Week 2 as high estrogen ratcheted up your confidence and optimism to cycle-long highs. Now that you’re in your Week 3, worries may start to seep back into your thoughts as a lower level of estrogen combined with safety-loving progesterone make you feel less secure about your financial situation, relationship or another important issue.
Day 23 to the end of cycle
Estrogen and progesterone plunge
This weekend’s Hormone Horoscope: If there’s a new restaurant you’ve been meaning to try, a different type of activity you’ve wanted to sign up for or anything else you’ve had a hankering to do, try to keep an open mind about it if you plan to do it this weekend. That’s because plunging estrogen is making you harder to please and is making you far more critical. In fact, if you can, you may want to put off trying it till you’re in your Week 1 or Week 2 when rising estrogen makes you more open to new experiences.