Which week are you on in your cycle?
First day of period to Day 7
Today’s hormonescope: Folks who want their way or need a helping hand might wanna flock around you today. That’s because you’re more open to compromise and are more likely to say “yes” to a favor thanks to rising estrogen, which makes you more flexible and altruistic.
Day 8 to Day 13
Today’s hormonescope: High estrogen and testosterone make you more apt to get swept up in the excitement of a sports game, party, juicy gossip, sale and other high-intensity event. But, beware: this effect can also make you easily swept up in other things you should probably give a little more consideration to, such as agreeing to donate time or money you don’t have to a high-energy non-profit organization recruiter, adopting a pet from an exuberant SPCA volunteer or agreeing to host an excited friend’s wedding rehearsal dinner at your cramped apartment.
Day 14 (or ovulation) to Day 22
Today’s hormonescope: While others may get passionate about a debate, issue or event, you will probably find it hard to get worked up. That’s because this week’s rising progesterone has you feeling quieter, sedate and less interested in blowing your dwindling energy on something that’s not critically important.
Day 23 to the end of cycle
Today’s hormonescope: Try to avoid impulsively making big, permanent changes to your appearance today, like chopping seven inches off your hair or getting a tattoo. Plunging estrogen may make you frustrated with the same-old same-old, prompting a desire for a drastic change, but it’s also lowering feel-good brain chemicals, which can result in you totally not liking the new you. If you still want to make the change in Week 1 and Week 2 when estrogen is on the rise, then go for it. The climbing hormone will make you happier with the results. Or at least help you come up with creative ways to fix them if they don’t turn out like you hoped.
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