but it's not that easy you can't just snap our fingers and then voila the genie blinks and you get what you want you have to have the right idea be in the right place at the right time work at it seed it water it nurture it then you have to have luck, too but it doesn't happen over night then all of sudden it sprouts but you can't just think you're going to thrown the coin in the machine and win the prize doesn't work that way
I am NOT a believer in the "My Name Is Earl" school of karma, i.e. "Do bad things and bad things will happen, do good things and good things will happen." I have certain evil relatives who happily thrive, and after 28 years, I don't think karma is going to kick them in the ass at this point. And if it does "in another life," who CARES? I want them to get the clue bat in THIS one, dangit. Nor do I buy into the Rule of Three, i.e. "Do one bad thing and bad things will multiply on you threefold, and vice versa." I am more along the lines of, "Don't act like an asshole, because enough people act like assholes, why do you have to join the herd?" I can't say I'm perfect at it (especially when my mom is JUMPING ON MY LAST NERVE), but I try. Not because I think I'm going to get rewarded for good behavior, but just to not spread the shit around more.
However, when it comes to the astrological concepts of it, I am more of a believer. I don't know why, really, but it's interesting. The weird thing being that I REALLY HOPE past lives don't exist, so why I would buy into something that's all about the past lives, I don't know. (I cannot conceive of a past me who would have wanted to come back to Earth. "Put me back in the game, Coach! Put me back in the game!" Um, NO. If I existed in past lives and came back, it's because I got forced into it.)
"Big K" karmas are usually termed "acts of God," or some such thing.
These are events that are seemingly beyond our ability to control. We
may not have any idea why these are happening when they are, and we're
forced to do the best we can without a complete understanding of the
larger forces at work creating these Karmic events.