The sun is the sovereign planet of the zodiac, furnishing the heat and light upon which the all life depends. The Sun's position in the person's horoscope determines his or her external appearance and public persona and provides the energy for one's personal power and influence over others.
The Sun governs the fields of philosopy, government service, the medical profession, gold trade and public fame. Solar energy is associated with the fire element, the color red, fatherhood and masculinity, royalty and political power.
If the Sun is exalted, one will be well-read, pious, strong, compassionate and untroubled. But if the position is weak or afflicted then contrary results may be expected.
Red is the cosmic colour transmitted
by rubies and other natural red gems.