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: If its the first half of your Week 1, be prepared to spend more time in the bathroom: With progesterone hitting rock-bottom, the constipation and water retention you experienced during Week 3 and Week 4 of your cycle is lifted and, as a result, at times it could feel like a dam has been broken. (This would be a good time to stock up on toilet paper and those adult wet wipes no one can understand how we went so long without.) Thankfully, by the second half your Week 1, things should be leveling out so you’re not running to the bathroom nearly as often and can actually make it through a whole task without your bowel or bladder rudely interrupting you.
Day 8 to Day 14 (or ovulation)
Estrogen and testosterone rise till they peak
Today’s Hormone Horoscope: Careful, Week 2 gal: The energy surge you get from high estrogen and testosterone could have you rushing through activities that are best to take a bit slowly so you don’t make a mistake, such as snipping your bangs, painting the trim on a wall or mixing volatile chemicals in your science lab.
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: Try to remind yourself to show more emotion when a friend, family member or co-worker tells you something that’s meant to elicit a big response, for instance, get more excited when someone tells you she’s pregnant, show more concern when someone tells you she’s lost her job or act more surprised when someone gives you a huge gift out of the blue. It’s not because you aren’t actually feeling these emotions on the inside. It’s because rising progesterone, a sedating hormone, can make you less animated and emotive on the outside, which can make folks mistakenly believe you don’t care as much as you really do.
Day 23 to the end of your cycle
Estrogen and progesterone plunge
Today’s Hormone Horoscope: Plunging estrogen is likely going to make you less patient and more easily irritated as it brings down levels of feel-good chemicals in the brain. So, to make your premenstrual Week 4 easier and less stressful, try to stay one step ahead of your bad-mood triggers, for instance, if a sudden change in plans sets you off, be sure to have a “plan B” in place when heading to a restaurant or movie in case it’s full. Or if traffic is your nemesis, try to drive a different route or drive at a different time. It may take a little extra scheduling, but sidestepping these emotional landmines makes it worth it.
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