Recent evidence suggests that the structure and dynamics of planetary scale matter can be described using the wave equation in the form of the Schrödinger equation; thus, suggesting an underlining symmetry across all scales of the universe. Emerging evidences also demonstrate that the complex social-behavior dynamics of animals and other forms of active matter mimic the dynamics of magnetic systems, and are accurately modeled using the framework of quantum theory. However, theoretical frameworks across the different scales of the universe are incompatible, and quantum theory is primarily restricted to the subatomic/atomic scale. This work proposes that the philosophical assumptions concerning the concept time in current theoretical frameworks, as constituting the major barrier in... extending quantum theory to all scales of the universe. Time is presumed to be a dimension, in which dynamics occur, with the time dimension interpreted as asymmetric. This interpretation of the concept time contrasts with physics equations, which are time symmetric; and with emerging evidences from neuroscience, which demonstrate that the so-called time dimension along with space dimensions are cognitive constructs. This work proposes a novel theoretical framework, in which the concept time is redefined as a measure of the magnitude of change in location within a nondiscrete compressible fluid universe, which is an enclosed structure. Time and distance are equivalent, as both measure the magnitude of change in location. Matter and vacuum, along with all other constituents of the universe are redefined as demarcated structures, which are manifestations of differential specific energy densities, resulting from compressions and rarefactions. Demarcation of structures denotes a quantum interaction, and the framework of Wheeler–Feynman transactional theory governs analysis of the dynamics of said demarcated structures. Consequently, the nature and dynamics of demarcated structures at all scales is an emergent equilibrium state of the universe resulting from transactional quantum interactions, which are analyzed using a novel theoretical framework, termed, Quantum-Equilibrium Theory. Per the predictions of Quantum-Equilibrium Theory, this work demonstrates reflection symmetry between the magnetic field and gravitational field, thus unifying the magnetic force and the gravitational force. This work also demonstrates scale symmetry across atomic and galactic structures within the universe. Furthermore, this work demonstrates a continuous translational symmetry between the dynamics of nonactive matter and active matter.