Hormone Horoscope for Wednesday, August 27, 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: Your Week 1 is really a two-parter in many respects: In the first half of this week, which is when your period flow starts and is heaviest, your energy is low, you may not want to socialize much, sleep can be problematic and health issues (like migraines and IBS flare-ups) can arise due to low estrogen. However, by the second half of this week, when your period starts to lighten up and peter off, estrogen will have likely risen to a point where you're feeling a bit peppier and more talkative, sleep is easier to come by and health woes start to abate.
> WEEK TWO: Day 8 to Day 14 or ovulation (how to tell if you're ovulating)
Estrogen and testosterone rise till they peak: Expect a few amazing brainstorms and brilliant insights today, for example, you may discover a better way to do a task or come up with a money-making idea. Credit goes to high estrogen, which revs mental energy and makes you more open to new and unusual ideas--a perfect combination for coming up with your most innovative plans.
> WEEK THREE: Begins day after ovulation and lasts 8 days
Progesterone rises; estrogen and testosterone drop for half the week, then estrogen rises again: In the first half of your cycle--your Week 1 and Week 2--you were more likely to be pursuing a new relationship or at least looking forward to flirting with a few cuties due to rising estrogen, which acts like a mischievous matchmaker. In the second half of your cycle, however--Week 3 and Week 4--things change: You're more prone to turning your attention to yourself, concerned with how you feel and what you're experiencing rather than how you appear to others. That's due to a dip in estrogen and rise in progesterone--a hormone combo that cools down your libido and makes you a bit more introspective.
> WEEK FOUR: Final 6 days of your cycle (Day 23 to 28 in a 28-day cycle)
Estrogen and progesterone plunge: A plunge in estrogen today may make you see the world in more black and white terms rather than in shades of grey. For instance, you may take a firm stance against someone who broke a rule--even if they had a somewhat good reason. Or you may take a side in an argument--even if both warring parties have valid points. So, when coming down hard on someone over something, try to remember that your plummeting hormones could be coloring your view of the situation.