Hormone Horoscope for Tuesday, September 30, 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: Day be day throughout your Week 1 and Week 2, you may find things a lot funnier. For instance, while watching old re-runs you've seen a hundred times, you may laugh out loud--even when you know what joke is coming. The sight of a person tripping over a curb may prompt the kind of guffaws usually reserved for a comedy club. Or you might be so tickled by something someone says, you almost suffocate on your own laughter. The reason for the extra chuckles is rising estrogen. As the level of this hormone climbs, it brings out your funnybone, making you respond more intensely to humorous words or situations.
> 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 inspired to do something that takes a little courage, like pitching a project to your boss, telling someone off, asking someone out or signing up for a new activity. That's high estrogen and testosterone's influence. The more of these hormones your body makes, the braver and more daring you become!
> 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 hit with some intense urges to bake, clean, organize, decorate, wrap yourself in a super-snuggly sweater while sipping tea in front of a roaring fire or be homey in another way. That's what happens when progesterone rises. It brings out your urge to nest and get seriously cozy.
> WEEK FOUR: Final 6 days of your cycle (Day 23 to 28 in a 28-day cycle)
Estrogen and progesterone plunge: You could feel itchier, have scratchy eyes or experience some dryness down below. The problem is that a plunge in estrogen can limit your body's production of moisture. If this is a problem for you, be sure to have moisturizing lotion, eye drops or personal lubricant stocked so you can sidestep this kind of Week 4 discomfort.