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: You’re in a gift-giving mood as rising estrogen and testosterone combine a desire to shop with a desire to build strong bonds with others. On a budget? Great news: A Stanford University study shows that most folks prefer small gifts that have more meaning—like a bouquet of their favorite flowers or a picture frame with a photo of you and your pal in it—than an iPod, jewelry and other pricey pressies.
Day 8 to Day 13
Today’s hormonescope: Mix things up at lunch and dinner today by trying spicy or unusual foods. High estrogen is making your tastebuds more sensitive to flavor so you’re enjoying new taste sensations. And high testosterone is making you bold so you’re more willing to try something different this week than any other week of your cycle.
Day 14 (or ovulation) to Day 22
Today’s hormonescope: Folks who encountered you last week when high estrogen and testosterone made you a bit brash may be surprised at the tact you use today. They can thank rising progesterone and lower levels of estrogen and testosterone for your sensitivity. This hormonal combination slows you down, making you more likely to think before you speak, and it brings out your nurturing side, making you more apt to take others’ feelings into consideration.
Day 23 to the end of cycle
Today’s hormonescope: Be careful when hanging around irritable or sarcastic people today. Plunging estrogen and testosterone are already tipping you more toward a negative mood, and research shows that the pessimistic attitude of others is actually contagious. And that can end up making your mood turn foul as well.
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