Hormone Horoscope for Thursday, August 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 estrogen rises throughout your Week 1, this hormone is making 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: Whether you're going to the supermarket, mall or car wash, chances are, you'll find a bunch of stuff you totally, completely don't need--but just have to have. Blame for your wild-spending ways goes to high estrogen, which makes you more easily excited by new stuff and ups your optimism that you can afford whatever you're splurging on.
> 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 may get the urge to focus on a project close to home, like organizing a closet, perfecting a cupcake recipe or fixing a leaky faucet. Why? As progesterone rises and estrogen dips to lower levels, it makes you prone to shifting your focus from projects that had to do with the outside world--which dominated during the first half of your cycle--to projects that have to do with your personal world.
> WEEK FOUR: Final 6 days of your cycle (Day 23 to 28 in a 28-day cycle)
Estrogen and progesterone plunge: You may have trouble mustering the motivation to dress up, do your hair, put on make-up or accessorize--and will probably opt for a low-key approach to your appearance instead. That's what happens when estrogen plunges: It makes you shift your priorities from looking fashionable to feeling comfortable. That's because a dip in this hormone makes you more sensitive to aches, pains and itches (which, let's face it, usually comes with our cutest outfits and most adorable shoes) while also dragging down the mental and physical energy you'd need to doll yourself up.