Friday, 4 January 2013

Edmonton Tarot: The Chariot (VII)


Interpretation: The Chariot card represents the ability to succeed and overcome obstacles by sheer force of willpower, ambition and drive. A person who has been given the gifts of the Chariot is in control of his or her own life -- someone who is firmly "in the driver's seat."

Image: Edmonton's beloved High Level Street Car operates as a summer tourist attraction. This vintage tram makes a round trip from Old Strathcona to downtown and back again. To make this circuit, it must cross the North Saskatchewan River on train tracks high atop Edmonton's High Level Bridge. It's a dizzying height from which to look out the windows and the swaying of the car when conditions are windy can cause passengers to feel distinctly uneasy. I speak from experience!

[Photo by Debra She Who Seeks]

31 comments:

Francie M said...

It never fails to amaze me at how much I missed on my many trips to Edmonton. This is one great chariot!!

jaz@octoberfarm said...

gorgeous car but my fear of heights would never allow me the experience!

Laurie said...

this is amazing!

mxtodis123 said...

I'd love to take a ride on that train. Happy weekend.
Mary

Adam said...

such a classic

turquoisemoon said...

Ooh I would love to ride on that!

Sulky Kitten said...

A ride on that tram sounds like it would be quite exciting!

Jeanne said...

Ooohhhh...not sure I'd be brave enough to ride this Chariot!

Linda Wildenstein said...

beautiful street car. But your description of the route makes me uneasy just hearing about it. High flying as they say, just isn't my thing. But it does remind me of something that I think I shall post about. Thanks for the brain zap. Oma Linda

Winter P. Dawson said...

This is definitely a card I'd like to see come up in a reading for myself. :-)

Lois said...

Hate heights, but love bridges... so I might be able to handle it. Some day maybe! Would be scary-fun. L

Wendy S. said...

What a great image for the Chariot. I'd love to take a ride on it!

Anne said...

I hope to post your figure on Monday. The light has been bad and I want a really good shot of her.

You know how Pirate Captains have parrots? Well, I couldn't give you a parrot as being a cat, you'd eat it. So I painted up a flying monkey for you to have in place of a parrot. He's way cool looking!

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

That is very cool! I wish we had something like that here.

Jim said...

I missed this one too! But it has been a while since our visit to Edmonton....next time for sure!

CraveCute said...

I don't remember the Chariot tarot card at all, thanks for the information. I would never be able to ride the Edmonton street car -- I am terrified of heights, especially bridges. I have this reoccurring dream...

Elsie The Writer said...

I'd love to say I could ride that with ease but after your description....I'm not so sure!

Riot Kitty said...

I like that card.

laughingwolf said...

a beauty... but since when do edmontonians line up neatly to enter/exit safely that close together? ;) lmfao

Introverted Art said...

It sounds like an amazing ride. Something I would definitely would love to experience.

Jane said...

I've been working up the nerve to brave this ride for a few years now :)

DEZMOND said...

I'd love to have chariots... I mean the Roman style drive....

JACKIESUE said...

I like my chariots pulled by blue cats..and I love cable cars..

Magic Love Crow said...

I am going to have to write this information down. I think this high level street car would be so cool to ride! Don't think my mom could do it. She is scared of heights.

Magaly Guerrero said...

That is a pretty piece of work... with soul.

Introverted Art said...

wow Debra, I had not thought about the Bluebird of Happiness, but I guess you were able to pick up something that even I was not :)

dbs said...

I am totally going to do this next summer in Edmonton.

DWei said...

Wonder where it goes during the winter.

Guillaume said...

Cool, a tramway!

Victoria said...

Fabulous post Debra! I have always loved the chariot card..powerful! Loved what you wrote..you rock..! Wishing you a gorgeous week kindred!
Victoria

Laurent said...

This street car is exactly like the ones in Rome, except the wood parts are now metal. Same doors same look.