Hormone Horoscope for Wednesday, April 23, 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: Do yourself a favor and schedule any travel-related errands and social obligations to occur during your Week 1 and Week 2. As estrogen rises throughout the first half of your monthly cycle, it makes you more adventurous and sociable, making these types of to-dos easier. If you put them off till the second half of your cycle--Week 3 and Week 4--when a change in hormone levels make you more of a quiet homebody, it'll take more effort to get these types of tasks done. And you may opt to skip them altogether.
> WEEK TWO: Day 8 to Day 14 or ovulation (how to tell if you're ovulating)
Estrogen and testosterone rise till they peak: Today do something bold that you normally wouldn't, for instance, enter yourself into a competition, join a sports league, sign up for a class or haggle down a salesperson. A sharp rise in estrogen and testosterone makes you more confident and comfortable breaking out of old routines and trying something totally new and unlike you. And, you never know where that new thing could lead--a passionate romance, a better job, a new friend or even just a hobby you discover you totally love!
> 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 could find yourself getting lost in thought more often today. As progesterone rises, it has a subduing effect on your brain while also making you more introspective--a combination that can trigger lots of faraway gazes and captivating daydreams.
> WEEK FOUR: Final 6 days of your cycle (Day 23 to 28 in a 28-day cycle)
Estrogen and progesterone plunge: You may feel that people aren't showing you the gratitude or respect you deserve, for instance, by not thanking you for a favor you did or by ignoring your texts. It's quite probable that they're showing you the same amount of gratitude or respect they usually do--which may not be as much as they should. However, you're likely less willing to overlook it during your premenstrual Week 4 than other weeks of your cycle because plunging estrogen is making you more sensitive to being snubbed.