Hormone Horoscope for Friday, August 1, 2014
Which week are you on in your monthly cycle? CLICK a week below to read your Hormone Horoscope:
> WEEK ONE: Day 1 (first day of period) to Day 7
Estrogen rises: As your Week 1 goes on, you may get the urge to post photos of yourself or family on social networking sites or call pals to share details of your vacation, events you've attended or other fun activities. That's rising estrogen's influence. This hormone is revving your mood while also pushing you to connect socially with others, so you enjoy sharing positive news and stories.
> WEEK TWO: Day 8 to Day 14 or ovulation (how to tell if you're ovulating)
Estrogen and testosterone rise till they peak: Watch what you say today: There's a chance you could end up putting your foot in your mouth, Week 2 gal. Here's why: High estrogen is making you super-chatty and high testosterone is making you impulsive and bold. As a result, this hormonal combination could have you making jokes that raise a few eyebrows, revealing a deep, dark secret about yourself (or someone else) or stating your true opinion to someone who might not be able to handle all that hard truth.
> WEEK THREE: Begins day after ovulation and lasts 8 days
Progesterone rises; estrogen and testosterone drop for half the week, then estrogen rises again: When pursuing a goal--be it looking for a new job or working on a home improvement project--doubts about your skills may creep into your mind today, making you less confident about your ability to reach the goal than you were in Week 2 of your cycle. Why? Lower levels of estrogen and testosterone are taking away that superhero mindset you had last week when these hormones were at their peaks, leading to less self-assurance. On top of that, you've got introspective progesterone rising, so your thoughts are turning inward, making you prone to second-guessing yourself. My advice? Try not to let negative thoughts spiral you into quitting your goal; just remember they're simply a side effect of hormonal fluctuations during this week.
> WEEK FOUR: Final 6 days of your cycle (Day 23 to 28 in a 28-day cycle)
Estrogen and progesterone plunge: Something to keep in mind: You may have a bout of nausea, dizziness, anxiety, a racing heartbeat, cramps, sweating or another type of discomfort today. Why? While irritability and sadness are hallmarks of PMS, descending estrogen can actually trigger a wide variety of side effects and the ones you experience may differ from those your friends or family members experience. Luckily, most times, these symptoms are temporary and usually last only a short while--often just a few minutes. So, when one comes over you, try to relax and remind yourself it's likely just a normal, albeit annoying, side effect of plunging hormones.