Hormone Horoscope for Tuesday, April 21, 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 estrogen rises throughout your Week 1 and Week 2, it's boosting your confidence as well as your physical and mental energy, which can give you the feeling you can tackle a challenging project you've never done before, like fixing a leaky sink or re-tiling the bathroom. While some projects can be done with a few YouTube videos and following the directions on a package, others really do require an expert. Or at least someone who's done the task before and, therefore, knows where all the emergency shut-off valves are. So, before diving in, ask a friend or at least someone at the hardware store if the task you want to undertake can really be done by a newbie.
> 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 be in the kind of silly mood where you want to joke with others or play pranks. Just keep in mind that what you find hysterically funny today thanks to your high estrogen may be less funny to lower-hormoned women or guys lacking a sense of humor.
> WEEK THREE: Begins day after ovulation and lasts 8 days
Progesterone rises; estrogen and testosterone drop for half the week, then estrogen rises again: Compared to the in-the-spotlight attitude you had in your Week 2, you may opt to take a more behind-the-scenes role during your Week 3, for instance, letting someone else take the lead on a project or do all the talking in a presentation. That's progesterone's influence. As this hormone rises, it makes you quieter and more interested in being part of a support team than being the one right up front.
> WEEK FOUR: Final 6 days of your cycle (Day 23 to 28 in a 28-day cycle)
Estrogen and progesterone plunge: You may feel your intuition is getting sharper and that you're getting more hunches throughout the day, for instance, about people's intentions, a better route to take to your destination or whether it's the right time to make a certain purchase. And you'd be wise to trust those gut feelings! That's because your intuition really is more on target today. Why? Follow me as I explain: As estrogen falls, it brings down feel-good brain chemicals, resulting in a dour or even blue mood. Or at least a mood that's not nearly as happy-go-lucky as it was when you were in your high estrogen Week 2. And that's key since research shows that down moods actually prompt you to notice more details about the world around you, even if you don't consciously realize it, for example, picking up on subtle body language or hearing a radio traffic report in the background. As a result, that extra information bubbling up from your brain (which you take as a hunch) can, indeed, help you make a better choice.