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Deity in the Twenty-Four Hour Day

A key feature of our pagan faith is that we honor the cycles of life and we see the divine in everything even in the mundane world. So it should come as no surprise that we honor the presence of the God and Goddess in different parts of the twenty-four hour cycle of the day. Think of this as another type of correspondence or spell-enhancer. The Goddess, who is usually equated with the moon, rules the night. The God, who usually represents the sun, rules the day. The three phases of night and day correspond with the Triple Goddess and the Triple God. Read on to see which God- or Goddess-energy to draw upon wherever you find yourself in the twenty-four hour cycle. Note: Most pagans see the Goddess in conjunction with the moon and the God with the sun, but those pagans who follow some of the Nordic religions from the far north may see it the other way around. If this is you, feel free to adjust the positions of God and Goddess in the information that follows.

The Night is ruled by the moon and the Triple Goddess:

The Day is ruled by the sun and the Triple God:

Think about what part of the twenty-four hour day you like the most and why. Consider what part you like the least and why. You may be motivated by anything from habit to circadian rhythms to emotional impressions such as that the early morning feels peaceful. Your answers may give you insights on why you feel closer to one aspect of the God and Goddess and more distant from another. Remember to write your impressions down in your Book of Mirrors.

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