Hormone Horoscope for Friday, November 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, rising estrogen has you chattier and more outgoing, so you're in the mood to share what you know--whether it's by leaving reviews on a website about a product, raving about a movie to a pal or giving unsolicited advice to anyone within a five-foot radius.
> WEEK TWO: Day 8 to Day 14 or ovulation (how to tell if you're ovulating)
Estrogen and testosterone rise till they peak: Significant others, co-workers, friends and family members may get a bit irritated by you today. Blame goes to the way rising estrogen and testosterone put you in a go-get-it kind of mood, making you come up with ideas for projects not only for yourself, but for pretty much anyone around you. Try to remember that not everyone is in the same life-improvement mood as you and when they turn down your offer to help them find a date/get a job/come up with an award-winning recipe for an upcoming cupcake contest, they probably really mean it.
> WEEK THREE: Begins day after ovulation and lasts 8 days
Progesterone rises; estrogen and testosterone drop for half the week, then estrogen rises again: When making plans for this weekend, keep in mind that mellowing, play-it-safe progesterone makes you more comfortable around small gatherings than large crowds, has you preferring quiet, intimate cafes to oversized, noisy restaurants and makes you want to stick closer to home rather than travel far for food or entertainment.
> WEEK FOUR: Final 6 days of your cycle (Day 23 to 28 in a 28-day cycle)
Estrogen and progesterone plunge: You may become more eagle-eyed today, noticing things you hadn't really paid attention to before, such as a new store that opened in your neighborhood, a new friend on your honey's Facebook friend's list or the way your co-worker says "like" in like every other sentence. Credit for your heightened sense of awareness comes from descending estrogen. Curious as it seems, research shows that as it brings down your mood and optimism, it actually makes you better at spotting things that more optimistic, happy-go-lucky folks would miss.