My HormonologyWhich week are you on
in your monthy cycle?
Find out what it reveals about
what your day has in store:

Week 1
First day of period to Day 7
Today’s hormonescope: I recently made the rookie mistake of going to Target during my Week 1. Not a good move. Thanks to rising testosterone, which ups impulsiveness, and rising estrogen, which makes you optimistic that you can afford, well, anything, I was merciless to the shelves filled with endless impulse items and filled my basket with more unnecessary stuff than I even want to admit to. I pass this information on to you in case you’re on a budget and don’t want to blow your savings on blueberry-scented antibacterial lotion, pink frost nail polish and dozens of other non-essentials.

Week 2
Day 8 to Day 13
Today’s hormonescope: You have a need for speed today thanks to high estrogen and testosterone. Just be careful: This could mean driving way faster than you should, cutting someone off in line because you wanted to get out of the store sooner or talking a mile a minute to someone who can barely understand what you’re saying.

Week 3
Day 14 (or ovulation) to Day 22
Today’s hormonescope: You may find yourself getting a little sentimental as you think back upon events, friends or family from your past. Rising progesterone and lower levels of estrogen and testosterone are having you look a little more inward than you did during the first half of your cycle. This hormone combo may also trigger a bit of the blues, making you wistful to downright maudlin about your memories.

Week 4
Day 23 to the end of cycle
Today’s hormonescope: If you need a new car, refrigerator or other big item, consider shopping for it during your Week 4. As estrogen plunges during this phase, it’s making it easier for you to see through a salesperson’s double-talk and store’s sneaky marketing tactics. You’re also more likely to stand your ground and ask for a better bargain!

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