Time and size
"Time is relative only to the observer" (Einstein)
However small we are in relation to the universe, it is believed by many scientists that we, as individuals, are just a mirror image of it.
Time is also very important to us. It is said that it "waits for no man", and there must be very few of us who have never wished that it would either slow down or speed up.
As this is being written, time is passing. The moment that is "now" will have long since gone by the time others read it.
We can take ourselves backwards or forwards in imagination, but we can never experience the same moment twice. We can experience something almost like it, but not exactly the same moment.
Because of this, Astrologers believe that the moment that belongs to our birth is very important.
How can a "moment" in time relate to the whole life of a person?
To understand this, we need to compare "our time" with "cosmic time". Einstein was not the first person to acknowledge that, although apparently the same, they are totally different.
Time on earth is not the same as time in the universe.
We tend to look at "time" as it relates to our OWN life span, yet the lifetime of a flying gnat is a lifetime to it, even if it seems only half a day to us in our time-span.
In the same way, the whole of our life is far less than an "nth" of a second in the lifetime of the universe. Time scales up and down in just the same way as size, and this makes all the difference to our perception of it.
Why not try an experiment?
Sit down in a chair in your room, and then get up and switch on the light. If you time yourself doing this, you will find it only takes a few seconds.
Now go back and sit in the same chair and, using your imagination, try to visualise the room growing so vast around you that it is impossible to see the ceiling or walls. You, yourself would become like minute speck on the seat of a gigantic chair, and the light switch would be a million miles away.
Think how long it would take you NOW to switch off that light from your present position, and you will get some idea as to the difference of "time" within the cosmos as opposed to how it appears to us on earth.
Time, like size, can be so vast as to be beyond our comprehension, or so minuscule as to be imperceptible.
A second is born, it lives, it dies, and every moment in time has the potential of that time, which can be scaled up to a week, a year, or a life time, all according to the way we view it.
Astrologers believe that a person is the mirror of the universe, and also recognise the importance of cosmic time. They therefore compare the moment of birth on earth with the same moment in cosmic time.
The position of the planets and zodiac are regarded as a record of that MOMENT in time.
Thus is is believed that the horoscope drawn up is a "picture" that can be interpreted as truly ourselves, even though it may appear to us to relate to nothing more than a moment.
The Bible tells us that the normal life span of a person is "three score years and ten". This is 70 years.
In the time scale of our understanding, a moment of "cosmic time" could be argued to be equal to approximately 70 years of "our time" on earth.
If this is so, the cosmic moment of birth could be likened to the whole of our life on earth.
A person = A universeA moment = A lifetime?
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