Hormone Horoscope for Tuesday, September 2, 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: As each day of your Week 1 goes by, you're less inclined to take things so seriously and more likely to let things roll off your back--and even make a joke out of them. For example? If someone posts something irritating on Facebook, you might just shrug it off or if your sweetie forgets to bring home the milk yet again, you might use the sticky-note-on-forehead approach next time. Credit for your willingness to be more forgiving--and funny--goes to rising estrogen, which boosts your flexibility, patience and mood 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 may go ahead full-steam into a new project or idea--without giving it much thought or doing research about it. Oh, you'll probably credit a lucky hunch or gut feeling that's telling you it's the right thing to do. But, in reality, it's likely due to high estrogen, which is ratcheting up impulsiveness, optimism and mood--making you more prone to leaping on untested plans with the hope that they'll turn out great.
> WEEK THREE: Begins day after ovulation and lasts 8 days
Progesterone rises; estrogen and testosterone drop for half the week, then estrogen rises again: Careful of sitting in comfy-cozy chairs, switching the TV channel to one where a favorite movie happens to be on or starting anything else that can prompt the kind of laziness that makes a sloth look ambitious. Sedating progesterone is prompting the urge to mellow out--and it doesn't take a lot for you to buckle under and give in to its relaxing effects.
> WEEK FOUR: Final 6 days of your cycle (Day 23 to 28 in a 28-day cycle)
Estrogen and progesterone plunge: You may be more suspicious and anxious today, for example, you could be fearful that someone's after your job or you may think you hear a strange noise outside your window. The reason for the extra jitters is a steep dive in estrogen, which drags down brain chemicals that help you feel secure and calm.

Readers weigh in: How to make your relationship better each week of your cycle

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Yesterday, I wrote about how your hormones can impact how you view your relationship throughout your monthly cycle. I was going to add a few of my own tips about how you can encourage, guide and/or cajole your partner into helping you make your … [Continue reading]