Hormone Horoscope for Saturday, September 5, 2015
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 likely have more patience while putting together furniture, reading instructions, mapping out a new route and figuring out a software program than you did last week. Credit goes to rising estrogen, which sharpens brain skills needed to learn new information fast and gives you the resilience to get past minor setbacks without losing your cool.
> WEEK TWO: Day 8 to Day 14 or ovulation (how to tell if you're ovulating)
Estrogen and testosterone rise till they peak: Significant others, co-workers, friends and family members could get a bit irritated by you today. Blame goes to the way rising estrogen and testosterone put you in a go-get-it kind of mood, making you come up with ideas for projects not only for yourself, but for pretty much anyone within a five-mile radius. Try to remember that not everyone is in the same life-improvement mood as you--and when they turn down your offer to help them find a date/get a job/come up with an award-winning recipe for an upcoming cupcake contest, they probably really mean it.
> WEEK THREE: Begins day after ovulation and lasts 8 days
Progesterone rises; estrogen and testosterone drop for half the week, then estrogen rises again: Week 3 is a great time to hunker down and reflect on your life and restore your energy. That's because during the first two weeks of your cycle, rising estrogen was pushing you to explore, connect, chat, flirt and tackle to-dos with a vengeance. Now that this hormone has dipped to lower levels and sedating progesterone is rising, you can take a well-deserved breather to renew your mental and physical resources.
> WEEK FOUR: Final 6 days of your cycle (Day 23 to 28 in a 28-day cycle)
Estrogen and progesterone plunge: You may take the easy route today. For example, you may opt for take-out food over cooking a meal. Or when you've got to figure out a percentage, you may use a calculator (or like me, call your accountant sister to do the math for you). The reason? As estrogen plunges, it's sapping your mental and physical energy while giving your willpower a serious downgrade, which makes effort seem so much more, well, effortful. 

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