Celestial promises. Earthly fulfillment. Cosmic Karma: Understanding Your Contract with the Universe is more than just a BEGINNER’S GUIDE TO KARMIC ASTROLOGY, it’s an astrological self-help book for the soul. By teaching you to study your birth chart in the same way ancient astronomers believed it should be studied - as a universal birth map of your soul's chosen energies for this lifetime – this book compels you to discover the most empowering universal secret of all: your birth energies only reflect your ability to be great and shine bright in this lifetime because they’re actually a celestial documentation of your soul’s promise to aim higher and do better than it did in the last one. In short, your birth chart is your soul’s Contract with the Universe. It can’t help but reveal where you’re destined to succeed in the material world because it illuminates your soul’s promise to evolve in the spiritual one. Who knew? Certainly not us, and that’s our dilemma. We humans have no conscious memory of our unconscious past. It’s also why Cosmic Karma is a must-read. It will help you connect all the cosmic dots in your birth chart by giving you all the karmic tools you’ll need to identify them. (edited by author)
Pagan News Review by Suzy Moore, Master Hypnotist
I originally found this book at the library, took it home, looked at it, took it back to the library, and ran out to buy it. I knew I had 'found' something I could understand and use.
Ms. Manning begins the Introduction with:
If you're one of those people who don't believe that you have a soul, you're got the wrong book in your hands, because Cosmic Karma is more than just an astrological guide to the soul - it's an astrological guide for the soul.
As a beginner in astrology, I found this to be a fun, fact-filled book. It is necessary to have a copy of your birth chart to use with this book and the author gives you three Internet locations to obtain a free copy. Of the three listed I preferred Astrolobe, as it had the most information. However, my personal favorite is still from Astro.com, which is not listed.
The author states that, when observed from a spiritual viewpoint, the birth chart is celestial documentation of our soul's commitment to the universe - our purpose. She then guides you through the following sections.
Your Sun Sign: Your Karmic Degree
Where your soul and physical body come together to keep the promise you made to the Universe by creating something the body has worked for and the soul could be proud of - an honorable human life. And you find your Cosmic Theme Song.
Your Sun House: Your Karmic Calling
Where you need to show up for the game, play by the rules and swing like the pro you were trained to be. You also lean how you're affected by your Lazy Sun Syndrome.
Saturn: Your Karmic Lesson
Where you learn your Saturn Sign and House and that success is accomplished by overcoming limitations, hard work, and obstacles.
Neptune: Your Karmic Debt
Where you learn your Neptune Sign and House and how to either balance your karmic scale with inspiration, empathy, and mercy or pay Neptune with our blood, sweat, and tears.
Pluto: Your Karmic Arsenal
Where you learn you Pluto Sign and House and how to develop a conscience to wipe clean your personal karmic slate to create a powerful new you.
The 12th House: Your Karmic Closet
Where you are deceived and victimized just as frequently as we are gifted and inspired and where you must address these issues if and when you get serious about finding enlightenment.
I found this to be a delightful book that provides what it promises, a guide to your Universal contract. Her writing style and insights are warm and informative. She seems like a person that I'd love to have coffee with - on a regular basis.