Which week are you on in your cycle?
First day of period to Day 7
Today’s hormonescope: Be careful with your cash—once you open your wallet, you may not be able to shut it again, resulting in a spending spree that can put a serious dent in your savings account! The reason? As testosterone rises, it makes you more likely to spend on impulse items. And as estrogen rises, it boosts your optimism that you’ll somehow be able to cover the bill.
Day 8 to Day 13
Today’s hormonescope: It doesn’t take much to inspire new ideas today as high estrogen and testosterone speed up your thinking and make you open to novel concepts. Want to get a jumpstart on some brilliant thoughts? Take a peek at online museum exhibits (such as the Louvre or Smithsonian), watch some seriously incredible stop-action short movies (makeuseof.com) or listen to some new music for free at Last.fm!
Day 14 (or ovulation) to Day 22
Today’s hormonescope: It might be difficult to donate, recycle or throw away items you don’t need, but which have sentimental value. Why? As progesterone rises, it brings out your emotional side, making you cherish the memories of each stuffed toy, old greeting card and t-shirt you own.
Day 23 to the end of cycle
Today’s hormonescope: Try to avoid or limit your time in places that have lots of flashing movement, are brightly lit, crowded, loud and/or have strong scents, like a mall, casino or virtually anywhere in NYC. Plunging estrogen makes you more sensitive to light, noise and smells, which can end up irritating you.