Hormone Horoscope for Saturday, November 22, 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: You may notice that compared to Week 4 of your cycle your brain is whirring to life with ideas, plans, observations, funny quips and insights. Credit goes to rising estrogen, which boosts brain energy and cognitive skills as it climbs.
> WEEK TWO: Day 8 to Day 14 or ovulation (how to tell if you're ovulating)
Estrogen and testosterone rise till they peak: You'll get a special kick out of hearing new songs, heading to a new store, trying new foods or doing other activities that are completely unfamiliar. Why? Peaking estrogen and testosterone pump up your desire for adventure and trigger the output of more feel-good brain chemicals when you do something novel.
> WEEK THREE: Begins day after ovulation and lasts 8 days
Progesterone rises; estrogen and testosterone drop for half the week, then estrogen rises again: Foods that are sweet, salty, starchy and comforting in other ways will seem to magically appear on your plate...and in larger than life portions. That's progesterone's doing. As this hormone rises, it prompts cravings for calorie-rich foods and increases your appetite.
> WEEK FOUR: Final 6 days of your cycle (Day 23 to 28 in a 28-day cycle)
Estrogen and progesterone plunge: Try to steer clear of newspapers, TV news and people who are a real bummer. Plunging estrogen makes you more sensitive to negativity, so hearing sad news stories or listening to people who always complain or have an unending tale of woe can quickly make your mood go south.