Impatiens (source: Detroit News)

These pretty flowers are called Impatiens. I usually plant them along the north side of my house where they thrive without a lot of sun. I haven’t bought any yet, though, because it’s always wise to wait to plant tender annuals until the last week of May or the first week of June in this part of the world.

Thankfully, I was not impatient this year with most of my plants because it’s supposed to get below 0°C tomorrow night where I live. We might even get a little wet snow. I did jump the gun, however, and planted some pots that I’m going to have to cover up for a day or two. I’ve got some seedlings and other bedding plants that I’m going to have to cover, as well. It won’t be the first time I’ve seen late spring snow, and it probably won’t be the last.

Hopefully, I can keep it together while I’m trying to keep my garden together. As yesterday’s post mentioned, I’ve got transiting Mars opposite my natal sun today. Stationary Saturn is also parked atop my natal Venus, and transiting Venus is square my natal Saturn. It’s a bad combination of circumstances.

I need to thank my lucky stars that the Mars transit only lasts about three days because it’s the one that makes me want to put my fist through a wall. I have no patience whatsoever right now.

It is interesting to note that although this is my favorite time of year, I have published a disproportionate amount of grouchy posts in mid-May. I can’t see anything in my chart that would make me especially irascible when the sun is moving through the last few degrees of Taurus. Maybe I just get easily angered by people who want to rain on my parade when I’m feeling good about myself. I know that I’m angry about the fact that Mother Nature wants to snow on my flowers tonight, but who wouldn’t be?

Perhaps there is something in my progressed chart that I’m missing. It’s something I need to look into. I need to know why it is difficult for me to cultivate patience at the same time that I should be cultivating Impatiens . . .

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