Which week are you on in your cycle?
First day of period to Day 7
Today’s hormone-cast: A secret crush will be on your mind as rising testosterone revs your libido and rising estrogen puts you on the hunt for strong, virile guys who might be good candidates for fertilizing your egg once ovulation rolls around at the end of Week 2.
Day 8 to Day 13
Today’s hormone-cast: You have no time for scaredy cats who don’t have the guts to cut work and head to the mall, join your protest march, go rock climbing or do anything else less risk-taking folks might shy away from. That’s because high testosterone is making you feel more independent today so you’re not afraid to go it alone.
Day 14 (or ovulation) to Day 22
Today’s hormone-cast: Your honey will get lots of hugs and kisses today thanks to rising progesterone. But, sex? Not so much. The same hormone that’s inspiring you to cuddle is also quashing your libido. Try explaining this conundrum to your mate, then offer to share some of your progesterone craving treat stash as a consolation. After all, there are few better back-up options to sex than pizza and ice cream.
Day 23 to the end of cycle
Today’s hormone-cast: As estrogen plunges, so does your confidence about money matters. Luckily, there’s an easy way to save 10% to 25% the next time you shop: simply sign up for free email newsletters and birthday clubs from your favorite stores and restaurants. Most reward you with a coupon for instant savings and then continue showering you with coupons throughout the year.