I’ll be the first person to tell you that it’s not required for you to have both a Matron and a Patron. It really isn’t. If you feel comfortable with just a Matron or just a Patron, that’s really all for you.
But what are the benefits of having both?
A Matron is a Goddess. She reflects who you really are on the inside. Your emotional self. The person you are when you’ve calmed down and are with a very close group of friends or with family. A Matron should be similar to your emotional self. If She isn’t already, give it time, She will be.
Likewise, a Patron is a God. He reflects who you are on the outside. Your physical self. The person you are when meeting new people or are out at a social event. A Patron should be similar to your physical self. If He isn’t already, give it time, He will be.
Now imagine if you had no Matron and just a Patron. You would have no One to reinforce your emotional self, and you would appear apathetic at times. You would be a complete echo of your Patron with time and it would be very visible for all to see.
Now imagine if you had not Patron and just a Matron. You would have no One to reinforce your physical self, and you would appear withdrawn at times. You would be a complete echo of your Matron with time and it would be very visible for all to see.
Just like you need a mother and a father to make a child, you need a Matron and a Patron to be yourself to your fullest. They are the Yin and the Yang of your being, and play a major role in who you are.
You gain half of your personality via genetics from your mother and father (nature), and you gain the other half of your personality through interactions (nurture). When you accept a Matron and a Patron into your life, a quarter of your personality is taken care of by each Divine. That is, half of your emotional self is defined and half of your physical self is defined by your Matron and Patron each, respectively.
Again. Whether you choose to have or listen to the calling of both a Matron and a Patron is up to you, but there are definitely benefits to having both.