Hormone Horoscope for Wednesday, September 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: As your Week 1 goes on and estrogen rises, your confidence grows. As a result, you may feel more sure about a project you're working on, a business you want to launch or other plans you're mulling over.
> WEEK TWO: Day 8 to Day 14 or ovulation (how to tell if you're ovulating)
Estrogen and testosterone rise till they peak: Barring major stress, illness or accidentally dropping your only set of car keys into a deep well, high estrogen is making it easier for you to laugh. Things people say or do, books and articles you read and TV shows you watch can prompt the kind of guffaws that make people wonder if you've had a liquid lunch. But, it's just plain ol' estrogen at work. As the level of this hormone climbs and climbs, it helps the brain release more giggle-inducing endorphins at the slightest provocation.
> WEEK THREE: Begins day after ovulation and lasts 8 days
Progesterone rises; estrogen and testosterone drop for half the week, then estrogen rises again: You may notice small beautiful things--like sunlight reflecting in a puddle or the scent of a flower--that you missed during Week 1 and Week 2 of your cycle. That's because rising progesterone coupled with a lower level of estrogen is slowing you down, helping you enjoy little pleasures you were too busy to spot during the first half of your cycle when rising estrogen had you on the go.
> WEEK FOUR: Final 6 days of your cycle (Day 23 to 28 in a 28-day cycle)
Estrogen and progesterone plunge: You may be feeling self-conscious about what you say today as estrogen plunges, decreasing your confidence. Luckily, there's an easy trick that not only makes others more likely to agree with what you say, it also makes you surer about your opinions. What is it? Simply nod your head as you speak. According to a study out of Ohio State University, nodding as you talk boosts self-confidence in your own thoughts. Meanwhile, shaking your head does the opposite: it makes you doubt yourself!

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