Hormone Horoscope for Friday, November 28, 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’re more focused on the here and now than on long-range plans today as rising estrogen easily fires up your excitement levels and makes you less patient about waiting for rewards. How can this affect you? You may blow off work to go shopping even though you can do the same shopping after you’re done with your tasks, you may opt to schedule an overnight staycation rather than save up for a week-long trip someplace else or you may overindulge in fattening foods, alcohol, cigarettes or other “baddies” instead of turning them down in favor of preserving your health years from now.
> WEEK TWO: Day 8 to Day 14 or ovulation (how to tell if you're ovulating)
Estrogen and testosterone rise till they peak: Friends who invite you to bowl, play board games or run for club president should be on notice: High estrogen and testosterone are making you more competitive than any other week of your cycle. So, you're not going to just want to do well, you're going to want to absolutely massacre the competition.
> 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 progesterone rises and estrogen dips to lower levels, you’re likely more reflective and, therefore, may be thinking back on the decisions you’ve made in the past month. Take the time to applaud the good choices you made. And avoid dwelling on mistakes by making plans to learn from them and fix whatever you can.
> WEEK FOUR: Final 6 days of your cycle (Day 23 to 28 in a 28-day cycle)
Estrogen and progesterone plunge: As you grapple with plunging estrogen during your premenstrual week, you're not only craving junk food for your tummy, you're craving it for your mind, too. As a result, you may read celebrity gossip, spend more time on Twitter or watch the kind of trashy reality TV shows everyone loves to hate.