“The Shining” (source: EW)

I live in Edmonton: a city that gets very cold in winter. This winter hasn’t been all that bad, though. Still, I have to convince myself to go outside sometimes because I hate what cold, dry weather does to my complexion. I know, right?

Anyway, Venus enters my third house later today. The sun and Mercury are already there. After spending the last couple of weeks cooped up indoors because of the current restrictions due to COVID-19, I’m ready to bust out. I’ve got cabin fever!

I didn’t mind sitting around so much while Venus was in my second house. I’ve also been reluctant to engage in human contact for a while now. Too many people in the province where I live have not taken the pandemic seriously. When I read about long-term damage to the heart and lungs caused by the virus, it scares me enough to keep me away from my fellow Albertans.

But I’m going to try to get out this week. I can’t rely upon the weather to cooperate with me for much longer, and I don’t know how long it will be until I am able to return to work. I’m just going to have to curb my enthusiasm when it comes to socializing because Venus is going to make me feel a lot friendlier than I have been feeling lately.

Maybe I can make some imaginary friends in the meantime. That seemed to work for Jack Nicholson when he was feeling lonely in “The Shining,” right?

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