Hormone Horoscope for Wednesday, April 1, 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're more likely to take things in stride and go with the flow if plans change today. Folks who ask for a different appointment time, restaurant or activity can thank your rising estrogen for your a-okayness with the switcheroo. As this hormone climbs, it boosts feel-good brain chemicals that help you overcome unexpected snags and rebound quickly.
> 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 get hit with a sudden flash of insight or an amazing idea that makes you feel even more brilliant than you already do. Credit goes to high estrogen and testosterone, which have your brain working at lightning speed!
> 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 might be difficult to donate, recycle or throw away items you don't need, but that have sentimental value. Why? As progesterone rises, it brings out your emotional side, which can make you cherish the memories of each stuffed toy, old greeting card and t-shirt you own.
> WEEK FOUR: Final 6 days of your cycle (Day 23 to 28 in a 28-day cycle)
Estrogen and progesterone plunge: Try to avoid or limit your time in places that have lots of flashing movement, are brightly lit, crowded, loud, uncomfortable and/or have strong scents, like a mall, casino or virtually anywhere in NYC. Plunging estrogen makes you more sensitive to light, noise, physical discomfort and smells, which can end up irritating you.