Alight, so by now, I'm pretty sure that we've all heard of the Goddess being a "triple deity", meaning that She manifests as Maiden, Mother, and Crone during differing times of the year. In the spring, She is the Maiden, fresh and young. By Midsummer, she is the Mother, loving and caring of all her children. In Autumn, she begins aging into the Crone, old and wise, and by Winter, she is in the Underworld(s), beginning the process of rebirth into the Maiden by the following spring.
With all of this, I have noticed that a lot of Wiccans focus on Goddess Worship. Where does this leave the God?
Quite a few, if not all of us, have heard the God being called in two forms: The Horned One, which is the Lord of the Hunt, the Darker aspect of the God. He is typically invoked within the darkening months, or during a banishment. The other, the Green Man, or Man of the Forest. He is the lighter aspect, typically invoked during the lighter times of the year. But what if I told you that the God is so much more complex than that?
He is, like the Goddess, a triple deity in the least. He is the Son, youthful and searching, innocently chasing the Maiden. He is the Warrior, the Father, the King, constantly protecting the one he loves: The Mother. He is the Sage, the Old Man of knowledge who is the counterpart of the Crone. Even in these wordings, it is easy to just brush the God aside as a being that is just "there" as a part of it.
What we must remember is that The Goddess and God represent many, many things. This is why we, as Wiccans, constantly study Their great Mystery.
Without the Goddess, there would not be the Earth we walk upon, nor the Water that nourishes us. Without the God, there would not be the Air we breathe, nor the Fire we use to warm our hearts and cook our meals. Both parts are important to incorporate in our Rituals, and in our lives. As you invoke whatever aspect of the Goddess into your next ritual, I have a challenge for you: Invoke the God in His matching aspect. When invoking the Maiden, invoke the God as the Son, or the Lover, or the Child. When the Mother needs to show her Love, invoke Him as the Father, or as the Warrior, or the King. When the Crone shares her Wisdom, invoke Him as the Sage, or the Elder.
Do this, and watch your ritual feel much, much more complete and balanced.
Blessed Be, everyone.