One of its names is Aditya ("first
born"). It is also called Bhutasya Jatah (creator or
father of all bhutas, i.e., objects and ingredients from which
objects assume form). He is the ruler of all the planets.
The Sun represents the male or father principle.
The Sun is the ruler of the zodiac sign Leo.
It is regarded as a malefic planet, but it is actually an
auspicious planet. Its' friendship with Jupiter is sattvik
(pure, as Jupiter is the teacher of the Sun). With the Moon
the relationship is rajasic and with Mars, tamasic.
The Sun gives us vitality and the power of resistance
and immunity. It is responsible for our physical makeup -
the body's constitution. The Sun gives life force, the power
of will, intellect, brilliance, prosperity, success in worldly
affairs, wealth, personal conduct, activity, cheerfulness,
good fortune, wisdom, ambition, fame, the understanding of
the phenomenal world, and the knowledge of medicine.
The gemstone related to the Sun is the ruby
- the metal is gold. The Sun rules number
1 in indian numerology.