Which week are you on in your cycle?
First day of period to Day 7
Today’s hormonescope: You may be toying with the idea of taking on a leadership role, for instance, by running for some kind of office, volunteering to head up a project or forming a social group. Why? Rising testosterone boosts your desire to be top dog and gives you confidence that you can call the shots.
Day 8 to Day 13
Today’s hormonescope: You’re more likely to gamble, drink, smoke, play practical jokes and do any of the other usual baddies today. Blame for your naughtiness goes to high estrogen and testosterone, which ramp up your derring-do and desire for excitement. Plus, they’re making anything that usually feels good feel even better by pumping up brain chemicals that give you a euphoric buzz!
Day 14 (or ovulation) to Day 22
Today’s hormonescope: During the first half of your cycle, rising estrogen had you preferring burly, masculine men 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 guys 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: Can the people around you do nothing right? Not while estrogen and testosterone are plunging, they can’t! Since coworkers, fellow students, drivers on the road in front of you and shoppers on line behind you won’t be living up to your many expectations today, you’ll be happiest when simply accepting this fact and by remembering that most people aren’t trying to be intentionally annoying. They’re just caught up in their own life drama and stresses, which makes them accidentally clueless.