Ladies, we can stop reading horoscopes for guidance and start watching our bodies instead. According to Alisa Vitti, founder and CEO of FLO Living Center in NYC, we can predict the best days to have difficult conversations with our partners or when to repaint the office by closely observing the phases of our menstrual cycles. Here’s the breakdown:
- Follicular Phase (Day 1-13): Most creative time of the month.
- Ovulation Phase (Day 12-16): Communication skills are heightened.
- Luteal Phase (Day 15-28): Detail-oriented tasks are easy.
- Menstruation (Day 1-5): Self-evaluation and gut feelings are clear.
Self-evaluation and gut feelings during the menstrual phase trump the follicular phase’s creativity during the overlap on days 1-5.
For more information about the four phases of the menstrual cycle, visit the Merck Manual’s online guide.
To keep track of your periods, try Clue Period Tracker.
If you don’t have periods, check out the New York Post Daily Horoscope.