Hormone Horoscope for Friday, October 31, 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 can get more easily swept up in fun activities that are going on around you or that friends or co-workers propose. Why? As estrogen climbs during this week of your cycle, it pushes you to be more extroverted and social--which makes the idea of joining in the merriment a lot more rewarding.
> WEEK TWO: Day 8 to Day 14 or ovulation (how to tell if you're ovulating)
Estrogen and testosterone rise till they peak: You'll be especially tickled when you encounter peppy people and fun surprises. That's because high estrogen is making you have more intense positive responses this week of your cycle by prompting your brain to churn out more feel-good chemicals--which makes it a perfect time to purposely seek out upbeat folks and new experiences.
> WEEK THREE: Begins day after ovulation and lasts 8 days
Progesterone rises; estrogen and testosterone drop for half the week, then estrogen rises again: Your version of a perfect day may involve copious amounts of candy and snacks, vegging out and calling it an early night. And it's all because of rising progesterone. This hormone is all about eating, chilling and sleeping. (Kind of like how you spent your junior year at college.) That's because its job is to amp up appetite and slow you down in case you got pregnant during ovulation at the end of your Week 2 and now need to eat and be safe for two.
> WEEK FOUR: Final 6 days of your cycle (Day 23 to 28 in a 28-day cycle)
Estrogen and progesterone plunge: Strangely, peppy people, festive music and other upbeat shenanigans could end up ticking you off today. The problem is that plunging estrogen is making you a weeeee bit more cynical and less comfortable letting your silly side show, which can give you less patience with those who are totally okay with letting their silly flag fly.