Which week are you on in your cycle?
First day of period to Day 7
Today’s hormonescope: A problem that’s been nagging you seems easier to solve today thanks to estrogen and testosterone. When these hormones are on the rise, like they are today, they make you feel hopeful and more confident.
Day 8 to Day 13
Today’s hormonescope: You may be spending more time on your hair, makeup and/or clothes today as peaking estrogen urges you to get a little more gussied up and flirt up a storm. But, you won’t really need the V-neck blouse or red lipstick to get folks to look your way since peaking estrogen is prompting your body to churn out lots of come-hither pheromones, scentless chemicals released in your sweat that are designed to attract hotties like a magnet.
Day 14 (or ovulation) to Day 22
Today’s hormonescope: Today’s rising progesterone has been shown to make you less eloquent than you have been in the past two weeks. The result: You may say a few more “ums” and “ahs” than usual, find it difficult to remember the exact phrase you wanted to utter and say the wrong word instead. The easy fix: Slow down as you speak and think about what you want to say before you say it. Not only will it help you get over this progesterone tongue tie-up, research shows that folks who speak slow and pause actually appear smarter than their faster-paced peers.
Day 23 to the end of cycle
Today’s hormonescope: Don’t be surprised if you feel dizzy or bump into walls today. That’s simply a side effect of descending estrogen. As this hormone plunges, it decreases your dexterity and coordination. Which probably means you should take extra care when practicing your fire baton twirling and group water ballet today.