Hormone Horoscope for Sunday, August 2, 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: Rising estrogen is pushing you to make a new start and get organized. As a result, you may be inspired to start using apps, tools and calendars to get your life, work, school or travel plans together.
> WEEK TWO: Day 8 to Day 14 or ovulation (how to tell if you're ovulating)
Estrogen and testosterone rise till they peak: Careful, Week 2 gal: You're more likely to overindulge in alcohol, food, cigarettes and anything else that gives you pleasure, but could be bad for you. The reason? As estrogen climbs, it gives your brain a bigger euphoric buzz from fun yet naughty stuff, so once you start partaking, it can be hard to stop.
> WEEK THREE: Begins day after ovulation and lasts 8 days
Progesterone rises; estrogen and testosterone drop for half the week, then estrogen rises again: It will probably take more effort for you to get you out to a nightclub, party, concert or other spot that's loud, crowded, noisy and smelly. And, once you're there, you'll likely want to make an early exit. The problem is rising progesterone coupled with lower levels of estrogen and testosterone. Together, this combo lowers your energy level, makes you less interested in socializing and makes all the loud, crowded, smelly entertainment you loved in Week 2 seem a bit less appealing now.
> WEEK FOUR: Final 6 days of your cycle (Day 23 to 28 in a 28-day cycle)
Estrogen and progesterone plunge: You may take something someone says the wrong way or you may dwell on an out-and-out snarky comment someone makes. That's because plunging estrogen is lowering feel-good brain chemicals, which can make you more sensitive to rude comments.

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