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: You may come down with a serious case of cabin fever this weekend as rising estrogen makes you more easily bored when staying home and is practically pushing you out the door to go hunt down some adventure.
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: Careful out there, Week 2 gal! Your high estrogen and testosterone are making you throw caution to the wind, which can mean speeding as you drive, biking through traffic, telling off a jerk who cut you in line or getting married to someone you just met!
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: Ah, sleep. Some weeks it’s great, some weeks it’s lousy. During this week of your cycle, you get a mix of both: If today falls on the first half of your Week 3, anticipate some tossing and turning due to plunging estrogen, which lowers the level of sleep-regulating serotonin in the brain. If today falls on the second half of your Week 3, count yourself lucky; the combination of rising estrogen (and subsequently rising serotonin) and sedating progesterone promises to give you the deep, restorative rest you crave.
Day 23 to the end of cycle
Estrogen and progesterone plunge
This weekend’s Hormone Horoscope: Try to keep your eyes peeled for opportunities this weekend. Plunging estrogen makes you more prone to seeing the negative side of things and thinking cynically, which could lead you to turn down the chance to meet someone new or do something different. Thing is, research shows that opening yourself to new experiences is one of the top ways people hear about new job openings, little-known school scholarships, business investors itching to strike up a partnership and other lucky breaks.