Hormone Horoscope for Thursday, February 26, 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: You may get the urge to clean out your overflowing email inbox, get rid of clothes you no longer wear or organize yourself in another way. That's rising estrogen's influence. As the level of this hormone climbs, it ups your mental and physical oomph and makes you more goal-oriented--a combination that can make you want to clear away old clutter so you can focus on fresh, new tasks.
> 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 end up dominating a conversation and hogging the spotlight today. But, who can blame you? High estrogen is ratcheting up your urge to talk talk talk! Plus, it's making you more confident about your opinions so you're more likely to share them regardless of what others think of them!
> WEEK THREE: Begins day after ovulation and lasts 8 days
Progesterone rises; estrogen and testosterone drop for half the week, then estrogen rises again: Be sure to not let yourself go hungry: Rising progesterone in your Week 3 can make you more sensitive to drops in blood sugar than during other weeks of your cycle, resulting in confusion, fatigue and/or irritability when you ignore hunger pangs. Eating four to five small meals throughout the day or nibbling a protein-rich snack, like string cheese or nuts, between three larger meals can help keep blood sugar levels even, so your brain stays sharp, your energy remains revved and your mood doesn't suddenly go south.
> WEEK FOUR: Final 6 days of your cycle (Day 23 to 28 in a 28-day cycle)
Estrogen and progesterone plunge: Plunging estrogen can make you more sensitive to odors of all sorts today, making cooking smells, dirty laundry and even your favorite incense too pungent to bear. So, keep this little tidbit in mind when deciding what to make for dinner, which chores to tackle and which incense to burn. Or be ready to open the windows--no matter what the weather--to air out the offending smell.