Hormone Horoscope for Tuesday, July 29, 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: When driving, biking or walking, you may notice your sense of direction is a bit sharper today. Researchers recently discovered your ability to navigate peaks during your period week thanks to low-but-rising estrogen, which enhances testosterone's effect on your brain, sharpening your spatial skills.
> WEEK TWO: Day 8 to Day 14 or ovulation (how to tell if you're ovulating)
Estrogen and testosterone rise till they peak: When things irritate you today (and for sure something will), there is some good news to report: While you'll get steamed and vent to pals and wish horrible things on whoever wronged you, high estrogen is making it easier for you to get over the issue faster than you would in other weeks of your cycle and it's even making you likely to find a silver lining in whatever happened. That's because this hormone is prompting your brain to churn out more mood-lifting chemicals, helping you feel more positive. And while that doesn't make you totally immune to getting totally ticked off, it does go a long way toward overcoming 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: If you can, try to avoid anything that can sap your energy or slow you down, like listening to depressing ballads, drinking alcohol or letting that one self-involved friend talk your ear off. The combination of lower estrogen with rising progesterone is already putting a serious dent in your pep. Piling energy-robbers on top of that hormone combo is just a recipe for triggering the need for an hours-long nap followed by turning in early.
> WEEK FOUR: Final 6 days of your cycle (Day 23 to 28 in a 28-day cycle)
Estrogen and progesterone plunge: As your estrogen level drops during your premenstrual Week 4, it's no secret that it can trigger a bit of moodiness. That's because this hormonal plunge can make you a bit more sensitive and more in touch with your feelings. The upside?  This makes it a great time to focus on a creative project that mines your emotions, such as scrapbooking, art journaling, painting, pottery, sculpting or quilting.