Hormone Horoscope for Thursday, April 17, 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: You may get the urge to sign up to a class, join a club or league, or start a band. That's rising estrogen's influence. As the level of this hormone climbs, it awakens your brain and prods you to learn and accomplish more. If you've got the urge to try something new, but don't know where to start, get your search underway today by scouring the Internet, events calendars and asking pals. By the time Week 2 rolls around and this hormone-fueled urge intensifies with an even higher level of estrogen, you'll pat yourself on the back for getting the ball rolling.
> WEEK TWO: Day 8 to Day 14 or ovulation (how to tell if you're ovulating)
Estrogen and testosterone rise till they peak: Your challenge today, Week 2 gal, is to rein in your impulse to go big. Like, really big. High estrogen is fanning the flames of your excitement, which means that whatever you plan or do, you're tempted to go overboard. For instance? Well, if you're putting together a birthday party, you may spend twice your budget on it, throwing in ice sculptures and fireworks. Or if you're plotting a trip, you may decide that it's just not a getaway unless you're in a different country and traveling by private jet!
> WEEK THREE: Begins day after ovulation and lasts 8 days
Progesterone rises; estrogen and testosterone drop for half the week, then estrogen rises again: As the second half of your cycle is ushered in, your thoughts and behaviors tend to move from being focused on the outer world to being focused on the inner one. As a result, you're likely thinking more about your life, decisions you need to make, issues from your past or thoughts about your future. And rather than looking for ways to interact with others, you're likely drawn toward ways to replenish yourself, for instance, by treating yourself to a special tea or candle and making time for rejuvenating yoga or meditation.
> WEEK FOUR: Final 6 days of your cycle (Day 23 to 28 in a 28-day cycle)
Estrogen and progesterone plunge: You may be a bit more discerning about what you buy today, finding faults with products--like a dent, scratch or just the wrong color--making it not worth getting. The reason? Plunging estrogen is giving you a more critical eye--making flaws easier to detect--and is making you less willing to plunk down good money on something isn't perfect.