Hormone Horoscope for Saturday, January 31, 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 may find yourself posting inspirational messages online, cheering up pals or spreading positivity other ways. Credit for your upbeat attitude goes to rising estrogen, which creates certain changes in the brain that make you more likely to be optimistic and resilient--traits you want others to enjoy, too.
> 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 find that folks are drawn to you like a magnet and want to chat with you, invite you to social events or simply want to sit near you. Credit goes to high estrogen, which prompts you to be more sociable, kind, outgoing and flirtatious. Plus, this hormone is creating subtle changes to your facial features that make you more beautiful and is triggering a surge of pheromones--scentless chemicals in your sweat--that work their come-hither magic on 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: It was easy to shrug off worries in your Week 2 as high estrogen ratcheted up your confidence and optimism to cycle-long highs. Now that you're in your Week 3, worries may start to seep back into your thoughts as a lower level of estrogen combined with safety-loving progesterone make you feel less secure about your financial situation, relationship or another important issue.
> WEEK FOUR: Final 6 days of your cycle (Day 23 to 28 in a 28-day cycle)
Estrogen and progesterone plunge: If there's a new restaurant you've been meaning to try, a different type of activity you've wanted to sign up for or anything else you've had a hankering to do, try to keep an open mind about it if you plan to do it this weekend. That's because plunging estrogen is making you harder to please and is making you far more critical. In fact, if you can, you may want to put off trying it till you're in your Week 1 or Week 2 when rising estrogen makes you more open to new experiences.

The instant (and fun!) mood booster than only works in the first half of your cycle

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For most of us, Week 1 and Week 2 (which starts with the first day of your period and ends at ovulation) is when we can expect to have the best moods thanks to estrogen that rises continuously on these days. But, let's face it--even with this … [Continue reading]

Sure hormones are behind your monthly chocolate cravings? Not so fast….

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This weekend, I happened to somehow, accidentally, without reeeallllyyy meaning to, end up at one of my favorite chocolate shops downtown. Not too coincidentally, I'm in my premenstrual Week 4. I left the candy shop with a bundle of dark … [Continue reading]