Hormone Horoscope for Tuesday, October 21, 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, you're likely going to be smiling more (and showing more teeth as you grin), standing straighter, using more hand gestures and talking a bit louder. That's rising estrogen for you: As the level of this hormone climbs, it revs brain chemicals that buoy your mood, extroversion and confidence.
> WEEK TWO: Day 8 to Day 14 or ovulation (how to tell if you're ovulating)
Estrogen and testosterone rise till they peak: You're likely going to be tempted to pile a ton of to-dos to your task list today--and be absolutely convinced you can get it all done. That's high estrogen's influence. As this hormone climbs and climbs throughout your Week 2, it boosts optimism and energy. However, there are still only 24 hours in the day--and many of those hours are spent sleeping--so my advice is to tackle the stuff you really want to get done first and keep the less-than-necessary stuff for later on...just in case you run out of time and don't get to them.
> 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're likely going to be taking extra precautions to protect your health today, for instance, by washing your hands more frequently, using hand sanitizer, steering clear of folks who are coughing or taking a safer driving route. Researchers theorize that it's because a rise in progesterone tricks your body into thinking you're pregnant, which pushes you to be more cautious in case you've got to be protective for two.
> WEEK FOUR: Final 6 days of your cycle (Day 23 to 28 in a 28-day cycle)
Estrogen and progesterone plunge: When making a big decision or large purchase today, chances are, you're going to be careful and do your research beforehand. That's because a plunge in estrogen can shake your confidence and rev worry, prompting you to want to be absolutely sure you're going in the right direction.