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
Estrogen and testosterone rise
Today’s Hormone Horoscope: You’re likely feeling more confident about your appearance this week of your cycle thanks to estrogen and testosterone. Not only do these rising hormones reduce the puffiness and bloating you experienced during Week 3 and Week 4, they also boost brain chemicals that lift your mood and optimism, helping you see your attributes more clearly!
Day 8 to Day 13
Estrogen and testosterone rise till they peak
Today’s Hormone Horoscope: Keep your eye on the clock around 8 a.m. today and every day of Week 2. Japanese researchers discovered that you’ll feel like you have more time than you really do during this phase of the day, which can end up making you late to work, school or important events. Blame goes to monthly hormones, which make your internal body clock run slower at certain times of your cycle.
Day 14 (or ovulation) to Day 22
Progesterone rises; estrogen and testosterone drop for half the week, then rise again
Today’s Hormone Horoscope: If it’s the first half of your Week 3, you’re more likely to be tossing and turning at night as plunging estrogen triggers bouts of insomnia. If it’s the second half of your Week 3, you’re more likely to be enjoying deep, restorative sleep as estrogen and progesterone rise, lulling you into a relaxing slumber.
Day 23 to the end of your cycle
Estrogen, testosterone and progesterone plunge
Today’s Hormone Horoscope: Have a stomach ache? Headache? Chills? Your plunging estrogen may have you leaping to the conclusion that you’ve caught the flu as it brings down confidence-building brain chemicals, making you more likely to worry. But, chances are, it’s just plain ol’ premenstrual syndrome. As hormones descend, they cause withdrawal symptoms—similar to quitting cigarettes, coffee and other powerful chemicals. Your body is simply throwing a mini tantrum and sending you a bunch of uncomfortable messages telling you it wants more of what it’s missing. Unfortunately, your body can “Waaah waah waah!” all it wants. Estrogen isn’t making a comeback till Week 1. Till then, treating yourself to fun indulgences—like your favorite TV show, cupcake or bubble bath—can boost mood-enhancing and pain-reducing brain chemicals that plunge during this phase, which can help alleviate some PMS discomfort.
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!