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: As your Week 1 goes on, you’re getting more easily absorbed in whatever it is you’re doing, whether it’s working on a project, cheering on a sports team, perfecting a new recipe or even just giving yourself a mani/pedi. That’s because rising estrogen is pumping up your mental energy, making you more easily excited and sharpening your focus–a combination that can have practically anything that’s fun and interesting capturing your attention.
Day 8 to Day 14 (or ovulation)
Estrogen and testosterone rise till they peak
Today’s Hormone Horoscope: Throughout your Week 2, try to remind yourself to pause before you take action, for instance, before accepting a job offer, saying “yes” to a date or buying an expensive item. High estrogen and testosterone are making you more impulsive and optimistic than you are during any other week of your monthly cycle, which can lead you to take a big leap of faith without doing research. Thing is, taking a few minutes to consult with friends or scour Internet may save you a lot of time, money or hassle.
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: Careful when in bakeries, cafes, supermarkets and kitchens where someone is cooking something scrumptious. New research shows that the smell of delicious food ratchets up your appetite for high-fat treats during your Week 3, making doughnuts, cheese fries, croissants and other fatty favorites more difficult to resist. Blame goes to rising progesterone, which is a hormone that creates subtle changes to your sense of smell as a way to get you to up your caloric intake in case you got pregnant during ovulation at the end of Week 2. So, if you’re watching your weight or your health, either spend less time in food-scented places or do a lot more mouth breathing when in them!
Day 23 to the end of your cycle
Estrogen and progesterone plunge
Today’s Hormone Horoscope: You’re more likely to knock on wood, avoid stepping on cracks or do other things that can ensure better luck or avoid bringing bad luck to you today. As researchers explain, as your estrogen descends, it brings down the mood-regulating brain chemical serotonin. And when that happens, you’re more prone to behaviors that help you feel like you have more control over your environment–and that often means doing superstitious acts whether or not you truly believe in their power.
Start every day with your free Hormone Horoscope at hormonehoroscope.com. It’s the newest, most accurate way to predict your day and plan your life!