Hormone Horoscope for Wednesday, November 25, 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 may notice that a love interest you thought you were totally over in your premenstrual week is suddenly piquing your interest again. That's because rising estrogen is boosting your optimism, which is clouding all the bad stuff about your hottie and making you focus only on the good stuff.
> 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 feel like recommending a brand, product, restaurant or something else you absolutely love to someone today. As estrogen rises, it makes you feel even better about your favorites, which makes you want to convince others to try it, too. You may also spontaneously compliment friends and strangers on their choice of scarf, hat, shoes or something else they're wearing thanks to rising estrogen, which is boosting your mood and giving you the urge to spread the good feelings to others.
> 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 choose convenience over quality today, for instance, head to a diner rather than dress up for an elegant restaurant, turn on the radio rather than hunt around for your mp3 player or watch a reality TV show rather than an award-winning movie. Why? Research shows that when your energy gets depleted, which is pretty much the norm on progesterone-rising days like today, you tend to opt for simpler choices that have immediate rewards over more sophisticated choices with long-term rewards.
> WEEK FOUR: Final 6 days of your cycle (Day 23 to 28 in a 28-day cycle)
Estrogen and progesterone plunge: Try to cut yourself some slack today. Plunging estrogen is bringing down your confidence. As a result, you may get frustrated with your clothes, your makeup or your hair even though you look perfectly fine. To rise above your worry over your appearance, try remembering the wonderful aspects of your personality (your kindness, how you always make time to talk to people, your generosity), which most people value way more than your appearance any day.

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