Which week are you on
in your monthy cycle?
Find out what it reveals about
what your day has in store:
First day of period to Day 7
Today’s hormonescope: If you’re in a relationship, rising estrogen is making you more willing to overlook your mate’s obvious faults, like the growing pile of dirty laundry left on the floor or an inability to remember to take out the garbage after the umpteenth request. Single? Then rising estrogen is making you more optimistic about your hunt for love, giving you hope that your perfect partner is at the next singles mixer, in line behind you at the local cafe or about to post a very first ad on Match.com.
Day 8 to Day 13
Today’s hormonescope: There’s a lot to love about your Week 2: You’ve got more energy, your libido is raging, your brain skills can’t be beat and your mood is soaring. However, it’s not all good news: High estrogen can also trigger anxiety. That’s because this hormone intensifies and prolongs your stress response to issues big and small. So, try to have stress-busters ready, such as a jasmine-scented candle (jasmine nabbed the top spot in a recent study for its soothing effect) or a cookie (research shows that the combo of fat and sugar lowers stress hormones–but remember to stop at just one! Okay, two. Otherwise, you may stress out about your waistline, too!).
Day 14 (or ovulation) to Day 22
Today’s hormonescope: During the first half of your cycle, rising estrogen had you preferring confident, athletic hotties with chiseled jawlines and a gruff attitude. The second half of your cycle is a whole different story. Lower levels of estrogen have you drawn toward sensitive, self-effacing sweeties who pride themselves on their ability to bake, garden and attend every comic-con ever.
Day 23 to the end of cycle
Today’s hormonescope: Careful when handling precious items, like your Grandma’s china, your new Kindle or the platter of dinner you just spent five hours making. Plunging estrogen and testosterone are making you less coordinated today, which could make you a bit of a butter fingers!
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