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 more comfortable sharing personal details about your life and getting closer to friends, family, even strangers. That’s rising estrogen’s influence. As the level of this hormone climbs, it pushes you to connect with others and be more trusting.
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 start off the weekend with a long list of house chores, school work or other tasks you need to tick off your to-do list, but you may end up getting far less of it completed than you hoped. That’s because rising estrogen is pushing you to have fun and avoid hum-drum tasks like the plague. If you have important stuff that absolutely needs to get done this weekend, try promising yourself a fun activity once you get a certain amount of work finished. That way, you’ll power through your tasks while also catering to your hormone-fueled desire to enjoy yourself!
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: Try to whittle down your to-do list to the bare essentials this weekend. You may remember how energized you were in your Week 2 and think you’ll be fitting in as many tasks as you easily did on those high estrogen days. However, with estrogen dipping to lower levels and sedating progesterone climbing in your Week 3, you’re getting a double-whammy of hormone-fueled fatigue that’s going to make you tire out far faster.
Day 23 to the end of cycle
Estrogen and progesterone plunge
This weekend’s Hormone Horoscope: Careful when listening to someone describe health symptoms or when reading symptoms off a website since it could make you think you’ve got a similar malady or are suffering from some weird, rare disorder. That’s because as your body’s level of estrogen nosedives, it creates changes in the brain that make you more prone to worry. And health issues are one of the most common worry triggers!