Now that you have learned what the biorhythm theory is, there remains
an even more important consideration. How does one interpret the
results? What do critical, high, and low days mean for each individual
who applies the theory to his daily activities and events? Interpretations
of biorhythm data center on the three most important days in the
monthly rhythms: the critical, high, and low points in each of the
physical, emotional, and intellectual cycles. The general characteristics associated with the high and low days are more straightforward and
consistent than is the case with the critical or cautionary days.
Generally, high days indicate full tides of: vitality, endurance, and strength from a physical view; excitement, intense feelings, and vigorous sensibilities from an emotional view; and knowledge, reason, and thought from the intellectual view. There are gradations of these dependent upon the situations and circumstances under which they occur, and on the individual personality involved. Thus,
a high in the emotional cycle can signal a time of high production for the actor or
artist, similar to a high in the physical cycle of an athlete. On the other
hand, a high emotional state under circumstances requiring coolness
during stress is a different matter, and could signal an "off" day for the
professional race driver, or the man at bat with three men on.
The general characteristics of the low days in the cycles are not necessarily directly opposed to those of the highs, and should not be thought of as the
"bad" or negative days in the cycles. They do indicate a lower level of potential or energy, and should be thought of as the recharge, rest, or recovery phase of the cycles.
In general, interpretations of critical days revolve around two key words: deviation and instability. The word "deviation," for example, means "a departure from a standard." Biorhythm research seems to indicate that critical days are often times when a person's behavior and actions differ from the norm for that individual. Examples are the usually polite, easy-going individual who, on his emotional critical day, finds himself
short-tempered and edgy with everyone around him; or the person who is normally charged-up, energetic, and full of drive, who finds himself feeling listless, tired, and withdrawn on the critical day in his physical cycle.
The second key word, "instability," has similar connotations, but it brings into focus the concept of motion. In fact, the word itself infers a "wobbly" or shaky condition, and aptly describes the time during which the cycle is changing direction-either from high to low or low to high. Although there is a potential for mishap at this point in a cycle, there is at
the same time a potential for very positive results. If one is cautious and aware of the unstable state, and able to harness and direct the energy, one can often excel on a critical day. By taking full advantage of the positive aspects of one's deviant behavior or feelings during this time, there is the potential for outstanding
achievement - the possibility for a physical, emotional, or intellectual breakthrough in one's life. As an
example of this, many professional athletes, mountain climbers, and others who depend upon physical
attributes, have been able to perform admirably on biorhythmic critical days in their physical cycles. With these general characteristics as a background, the following is a
guide list of more specific interpretations of the biorhythmic high, low, and critical days.