Understanding Your Contract with the Universe
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Celestial promises. Earthly fulfillment.
Did you know that before you were born, your soul made a promise with the entire universe to aim higher and do better in this life? Sounds like a tall order! Not to worry, taking care of your contract with the universe is really about taking care of yourself and bringing some balance into your corner of the earth.
Your astrological birth chart reveals your soul's contract with the universe. By connecting the cosmic dots, you can figure out where you came from and the destiny you chose for this life. Fulfilling your contract is just a matter of knowing where to look.
"Warm, funny, and upbeat, Cosmic Karma makes the astrology chart understandable to anyone interested in questions of spiritual purpose. This is a valuable and accessible book, with much helpful counsel in its cheerful pages."
—The Mountain Astrologer
"Incredibly accurate with tremendous wit and insight. What I like about this book is that it shows how individually we are all connected to a larger whole, some kind of universal intelligence."
"Marguerite Manning's Cosmic Karma is one of this year's best. …pull out your birth chart and get ready to learn your karmic lesson."
"Cosmic Karma is INCREDIBLE."
—Lisa Mc Sherry, FacingNorth.net
"Cosmic Karma is fantastic book about the connection we all have with the Universe. Marguerite Manning helps you understand the forces that move it and changes your perception about yourself and the number one law of life: The Law of Karma."
—Dr. Carmen Harra, bestselling author of Everyday Karma
"Cosmic Karma is more than just a 'What does my horoscope say this time?' It really makes one think that we each have a responsibility to our soul to live up to the potential of our life! Marguerite has made understanding the birth chart very simple and she writes with a great sense of humor, enthusiasm, and passion. She brings those traits as a fabulous radio guest, too!"
—John Hodge, creator and host of Think Again Radio
"Marguerite's book is absolutely the most user friendly book I've ever read on karmic astrology! In fact, I plan on using it as an accompanying text for my future classes. She has been able to take a truly intimidating branch of astrology and managed to write about it in a way that even a complete beginner to astrology can grasp!"
—Maria DeSimone, Vice President for the Long Island NY chapter of NCGR
"A simple, yet thought provoking book on fulfilling your cosmic contract—a wonderfully useful guide to understanding your contract with the universe."
—F. Reed Brown, president of United Metaphysical Churches, Roanoke, Va. and pastor of Arlington Metaphysical Chapel, Arlington, Va.
"The 12th house chapter is the best I've ever seen, which is to say I read both the signs that appear in my 12th and was shocked. I've been in the astro book biz, one way or another, more than 20 years. I've seen lots of books. Shock doesn't happen often anymore...darn impressive."
—David Roell, astroamerica.com
"Marguerite Manning has that exceptional gift of being able to speak directly to the person she is communicating with in her writing. Her astrological insights are nothing short of breathtaking. When she writes about Scorpio, she writes with Scorpionic language and to the heart of Scorpio as a human; when she writes about Sagittarius, she writes as a Sag and to a Sag. Having read and studied hundreds of great astrologers through centuries of accumulated knowledge, having read thousands of books in my lifetime; I would put Marguerite in the ranks of the very highest echelon, she has a true and rare gift, one of the great writers I have had the great fortune to read and know."
—Alixandra Vanderzon, author and CEO and radio hostess of www.angelmystics.com
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