I recall a paper by Roman Jakobson entitles "The Sex of the Heavenly Bodies" which, after analysing the gender of the words for sun and moon in a great variety of languages, came to the refreshing conclusion that no pattern could be detected to support the idea of a universal law determining the masculinity or the femininity of either then sun or the moon. Thank heaven for that!
Teresa De Lauretis, (1987). Technologies of gender: Essays on theory, film, and fiction. Theories of representation and difference. Bloomington: Indiana University Press. p4