My HormonologyWhich week are you on in your cycle?

Week 1
First day of period to Day 7
Today’s hormone-cast: The rose-colored glasses of rising estrogen has you giving someone the benefit of the doubt today. Have your period? Then a rise in the “trust hormone” oxytocin, which is produced during menstrual cramps, boosts this temptation to believe something that perhaps you shouldn’t, like that you’ll get the money owed to you next week or that someone who says they’ll call will.

Week 2
Day 8 to Day 13
Today’s hormone-cast: High estrogen and testosterone are going to make you feel excited and re-energized about a project you’ve been having doubts about lately. Some might think you’re being too optimistic, maybe even unrealistic. Truth is, if you harness that positive energy today, you can use it get closer to your goal.

Week 3
Day 14 (or ovulation) to Day 22
Today’s hormone-cast: You may have your health or the health of someone you love on your mind today. That’s progesterone’s influence. As it rises, makes you feel more protective and concerned about safety.

Week 4
Day 23 to the end of cycle
Today’s hormone-cast: You may feel a tad clumsy today—for instance, bumping into walls, missing door handles or tripping over your own feet. The reason? Plunging estrogen and testosterone are making you a tad less coordinated and able to navigate the space around you.