Hormone Horoscope for Monday, January 9, 2017
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 not believe it on Day 1 or Day 2 of your cycle, but by Day 3 you might notice that you're friendlier and more open to people. That's rising estrogen's influence. Research shows that as the level of this hormone climbs, it makes you more gregarious and extroverted. Find out more in the Hormone Horoscope App Pro available at the App Store and Google Play.
> WEEK TWO: Day 8 to Day 14 or ovulation (how to tell if you're ovulating)
Estrogen and testosterone rise till they peak: It could be difficult to stick to work, school or other responsibilities and resist the urge to travel anywhere else instead, for instance, to go shopping, run errands or hop a jet and fly off to a different country. That's because rising estrogen is spurring wanderlust, which researchers theorize is one of this hormone's ways of getting you out into the world to meet a new mate in time to get fertilized for ovulation at the end of this cycle week. Find out more in the Hormone Horoscope App Pro available at the App Store and Google Play.
> WEEK THREE: Begins day after ovulation and lasts 8 days
Progesterone rises; estrogen and testosterone drop for half the week, then estrogen rises again: Because today's rising progesterone is a sedating hormone, your emotional reactions to events, people and activities may be quieter and less pronounced. This is worth keeping in mind when you actually need to show emotion. For instance, when you're trying to give a persuasive speech, remind yourself to pump up your energy. Or, when you're given a big gift, remind yourself to act more excited about it. Find out more in the Hormone Horoscope App Pro available at the App Store and Google Play.
> WEEK FOUR: Final 6 days of your cycle (Day 23 to 28 in a 28-day cycle)
Estrogen and progesterone plunge: Here's the deal with PMS symptoms: Not every woman experiences them and those who do aren't usually spending their entire premenstrual Week 4 battling mood swings and food cravings. So, what's your premenstrual week like in-between PMS symptoms? Plunging estrogen is sapping your pep and taking the shine off your short-term memory, however, you may actually feel more energetic and have better recall than you did in your Week 3. That's because sedating progesterone is plunging, too, taking away its physically and mentally foggy effects. Descending estrogen is lowering levels of brain chemicals that help you feel confident, so you may worry about your appearance and be less likely to take risks. But, on a positive note, your libido is likely to come back with a vengeance thanks to nerve endings down below that get stimulated as your body prepares for menstruation. In fact, many women use a high libido as a heads-up that their period is soon to begin. Find out more in the Hormone Horoscope App Pro available at the App Store and Google Play.