Hormone Horoscope for Friday, October 9, 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, you’re more apt to enjoy it when strangers strike up conversations and joke around with you while you’re shopping or running errands. In fact, you may see it as an opportunity (or even destiny!) because this person could end up being a potential client, friend or romantic partner. The reason for your openness goes to rising estrogen, which is boosting your mood, optimism and desire to talk, making you welcome unexpected, fun conversations and believing they could potentially result in something positive.
> WEEK TWO: Day 8 to Day 14 or ovulation (how to tell if you're ovulating)
Estrogen and testosterone rise till they peak: If you're in a new relationship or dream of being in a relationship with a certain someone, more of your thoughts will center on that person today thanks to high estrogen and testosterone, which ratchet up all those awesome young love, head-over-heels feelings. However, if you're in a long-term relationship where those over-the-top feelings have slightly faded, you may find yourself sneaking glances at other cuties--even if you still totally adore the cutie you currently have. Why the wandering eye? As researchers explain it, once you get to this fertile phase of your cycle, your hormones push you to take another look around to see if there's someone more suitable to fertilize your egg at the end of this week when ovulation occurs. They don't care that the sweetheart already in your life is the best Pictionary partner and makes the most delicious latte ever!
> WEEK THREE: Begins day after ovulation and lasts 8 days
Progesterone rises; estrogen and testosterone drop for half the week, then estrogen rises again: If it's the first half of your Week 3, you could end up tossing and turning at night as plunging estrogen triggers a bit of restless sleep. However, if it's the second half of your Week 3, you're more likely to be enjoying deep, restorative sleep as rising estrogen and progesterone combine to lull you into a relaxing slumber.
> WEEK FOUR: Final 6 days of your cycle (Day 23 to 28 in a 28-day cycle)
Estrogen and progesterone plunge: Try to steer clear of whiny people, irritating activities and annoying events today. Plunging estrogen is bringing down levels of feel-good chemicals in your brain, making you more susceptible to "catching" negativity from other people and your environment than during any other week of your cycle.