Sun Symbol, Alchemical Gold, Monad

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Sun Symbol, Alchemical Gold, Monad

Solar Symbolism, Ancient and Modern
There is a common astrological, and now astronomical, symbol for the Sun. It's a circle with a dot in it. This particular image was once the alchemical symbol for gold, being "...the most perfect of the metals. For the alchemist, it represented the perfection of all matter on any level, including that of the mind, spirit, and soul."

Sun (astrology) -
In Greek mythology the sun was represented by Apollo, the god of light, and Helios, the god of the sun.

Alchemical Symbols
Alchemy refers to both an early form of the investigation of nature and an early philosophical and spiritual discipline. They both combine elements of chemistry, metallurgy, physics, medicine, astrology, semiotics, mysticism, spiritualism, and art.

Moon and Sun - Alchemical Gallery of Medallions
Luna and Sol often appear as White Queen and Red King; the symbol of this relationship is a rose. This relates to their symbolism as the anima, the female principle within a male personality, and the animus, the male principle within a female personality, respectively.