Hormone Horoscope for Wednesday, July 23, 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 your Week 1 goes on, rising estrogen improves your sense of taste. And this sharpened ability to detect flavor continues to rise all the way through the end of your Week 2. So, get your favorite once-in-awhile treats ready to enjoy because you'll appreciate them even more.
> WEEK TWO: Day 8 to Day 14 or ovulation (how to tell if you're ovulating)
Estrogen and testosterone rise till they peak: Careful out there, Week 2 gal. High estrogen and testosterone are putting your head in the clouds and making you prone to missing important details, like that a car is coming at you as you cross the road, your boss is lurking behind you as you surf the Internet or that a big pile of stuff in your closet is about to come tumbling out in your direction the moment you open the door.
> 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 get a little irritated as your body takes a turn: You likely have less energy, are bloating, constipated, battling acne, hungrier, saddled with cravings and, if it's the first half of your Week 3, can't get a decent night's sleep. The culprit? Lower levels of estrogen and rising progesterone, a combination that can make you wonder why every week of your cycle can't be Week 2 when these problems were few and far between.
> WEEK FOUR: Final 6 days of your cycle (Day 23 to 28 in a 28-day cycle)
Estrogen and progesterone plunge: Unlike Week 2 gals, you may be hyper-aware of things around you. What's more, you're prone to putting a negative spin on why they're there in the first place, for instance, you may see a car coming at you as you cross the road and accuse the driver of deliberately trying to run into you, you may notice your boss looking in your direction and think it's because she's not happy with your performance or you may theorize that your significant other purposely piled all the stuff in the closet so it would fall out on top of you the moment you opened the door to be able to capture it on video and laugh about it. The reason for your eagle eye--and suspicious mind--goes to plunging estrogen, which makes you more vigilant about your environment and more apt to see the darker side of things.

Squeeze more enjoyment out of your next vacation with this cycle tip


I haven't had a vacation in, geez, forever. I just don't have that kind of time. So, I went onto the website for Disney World--which is just an hour-and-a-half drive away from me--and looked into booking a couple of nights at a Disney hotel for late … [Continue reading]