Okay, so I recently chose Apollo as my main deity and I've been noticing something different. As I often talk as I am talking to Apollo, and one time I asked for a request and it happened. I asked to miss classes and I nearly missed a week. Also it's below freezing where I am, but when I'm out on the sun I feel so happy and warm and energetic. Does that mean Apollo accepted me?
I'm not talking about the snow. Actually it snows a lot where I lived, before I worshipped Apollo I nearly froze to death. Now that I worship him, I strangely can never get cold. Like I'm literally wearing shorts and a hoodie.
Apollo is associated with the Sun, so this type of thing would most likely happen since he would watch over you in such manner, and also that is the thing about a belief, to others it may seem like a coincidence in contrast to the believer who says otherwise.
Like usual, Personified gave good advice. He may watch over you, but this is Also a health issue, that could be a problem. Therefore, check it out.
Regarding your question, I work with Apollo, and worship him too. However, while I feel a connection with the sun and be stars more, older age people, who wroshipped deities, didn't always have the best of luck. They still went through hardships. As to me, Well I incorporated him alot into mine. Apollo is actually not truly a sun God. He is the god of performance, and health. His snake is usually the symbol of health in our, world. Since Apollo is seen as a sun God, due to recent depictions, you may just feel more at ease. Thus, causing your mind to think your feeling Something your not.
Gods simply don't work as directly as that, nothing in magic is instantaneous when effecting the physical, the effect is subtle. I can tell you if we took a priest of Apollo from ancient Greece and planted him in the Arctic; he would freeze to death.