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: Once you get past the crampy, low-energy part of your period, you’ll likely be putting more effort into your appearance, for instance, wearing more jewelry, putting on more makeup or donning more form-fitting clothes. Why? Researchers found that as estrogen rises, it pushes you to show off your physical assets as a way to turn your mate’s head or attract a new partner in time for ovulation at the end of Week 2.
Day 8 to Day 14 (or ovulation)
Estrogen and testosterone rise till they peak
Today’s Hormone Horoscope: You may surprise yourself with facts you can recall at the drop of a hat, the way you can spin verbal circles around everyone and the funny witticisms and clever phrases you sprinkle into conversation. Credit for your masterful memory and speaking skills goes to rising estrogen and testosterone, which strengthen your recall and verbal abilities as they climb.
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: Woe to the Week 3 gal who is stuck fulfilling the social and work obligations you made while in Week 2. When estrogen was high last week, you were outgoing and optimistic, happy to accept invitations and pile on the to-dos, sure that those feelings would last forever. Now that you’re in your Week 3, rising progesterone and lower levels of estrogen have you in a different mindset, making you more likely to enjoy some quiet time to recharge and too fatigued to overload your plate.
Day 23 to the end of your cycle
Estrogen and progesterone plunge
Today’s Hormone Horoscope: Sure, you probably know that plunging estrogen in your premenstrual Week 4 makes you more prone to pessimism, irritation and down moods as it brings down levels of feel-good chemicals in the brain. Well, now a new study in the Academy of Management Journal reveals one key benefit of negativity: It helps you come up with a solution to a sticky problem faster! Turns out, dwelling first on the negative aspects of an issue–for instance, how difficult it is–sends a message to the brain to work harder on solving it, resulting in more creative thinking that helps you find the perfect resolution.
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!