Thursday, January 31, 2013
Edmonton Tarot: The Wheel of Fortune (X)
Interpretation: Drawing the Wheel of Fortune card indicates the occurrence of a big change or twist of fate. Life is full of ups and downs, but one must strive to keep the Big Picture in mind because the Wheel is always turning. Good or bad fortune will not last forever. All life is change and nothing is constant. That's the real lesson of the Wheel.
Image: Edmonton has quite a few two-lane traffic circles, thanks to some British ex-pat city planners back in the day who thought it was a good idea to have #@%$!! English roundabouts at certain intersections instead of traffic lights.
The problem, of course, is that not everyone knows the special driving rules needed to manoeuvre through multi-lane traffic circles. When I first moved to Edmonton, I had never seen a traffic circle in my life. The first time I found myself in one was a terrifying experience. I caused much honking, swearing and flipping of the bird by other drivers. It's a miracle that I didn't end up in a car crash.
After that, I avoided traffic circles like the plague and would drive blocks out of my way rather than use one. It was My Rare One who (thank goodness!) taught me how to correctly drive through them.
This traffic circle sign leads to the Edmonton intersection with the city's highest annual auto collision stats. Spinning the Wheel of Fortune, I drive through it at least twice a day.
[Photo by Debra She Who Seeks]