Which week are you on
in your monthly cycle?
Find out what it reveals about
what your weekend has in store:
Day 1 (first day of period) to Day 7
Estrogen and testosterone rise
This weekend’s Hormone Horoscope: Connect with pals for lunch dates, pot luck dinners or group outings to the mall. Rising estrogen is putting you in an extroverted, sociable kind of mood, so staying home alone feels like a total bore.
Day 8 to Day 13
Estrogen and testosterone rise till they peak
This weekend’s Hormone Horoscope: Feelings get more intense today as rising estrogen and testosterone ratchet up your emotional thermometer. As a result, you may be tempted to squeal, clap or do a dance of joy when stumbling upon unbelievable sales, fun surprises and good news. Conversely, you may be tempted to scream, curse or wave a fist when irritated by an inconsiderate driver, annoying neighbor or bad news.
Day 14 (or ovulation) to Day 22
Progesterone rises; estrogen and testosterone drop for half the week, then rise again
This weekend’s Hormone Horoscope: You may suddenly feel worry over money, your job, paying your bills, affording gift-giving for the holidays or other financial matters. Why? During the first half of your cycle, rising estrogen and testosterone were lifting feel-good brain chemicals that helped you minimize money woes or avoid paying attention to them altogether. However, in Week 3 these hormones dip, making money matters harder to ignore. To avoid spiraling into an anxiety attack over your finances, try spending a few minutes this weekend trying to find easy ways to cut corners, such as calling cable and phone companies to find out about cheaper plans, upping your deductible on car, home and health insurance policies and doing a little creative holiday shopping on Craigslist.
Day 23 to the end of cycle
Estrogen, testosterone and progesterone plunge
This weekend’s Hormone Horoscope: As estrogen plunges, taking down your patience, you may get so fed up with work, school, the person you’re dating or even just the usual place you pick up lunch that you may decide you want to try something altogether different, for instance, ditch your accounting job to open up a video arcade, switch from majoring in social work to advertising and marketing, set up a Match.com account to see who bites or grab a friend and head to the new Mexican Thai fusion cafe you’ve heard so many people raving about!
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