Sun A Symbol of the active, volatile masculine principle. The Sun represents enlightenment, illumination, and GOLD. In Alchemy, it is sometimes depicted as the king who enters into a union of opposites with the queen to create the Philosopher's Stone. The Sun also is sometimes itself a symbol of the stone.
Taken from :The Encyclopedia of Magic and Alchemy Written by Rosemary Ellen Guiley Copyright © 2006 by Visionary Living, Inc.