North Korea initially after its independce from the Japanese Empire had a Taoist yin-yang symbol which closely resembled the flag of South Korea but however it later had more features relating to that of the flag of USSR.
Korea was divided into two halves after World War II with the USSR concentrating the north and USA occupying the south.The flag of North Korea is red in colour with two horizontal blue stripes bordering the flag where red denotes socialism and blue signifies peace. Just below the top horizontal blue band and above the lower blue band is a white horizontal stripe which signifies purity, strength and dignity and also white is a traditional colour of the Koreans. Slightly closer to the left on the red portion of the flag is a white circle with a red five pointed star in its centre which represents the Korean Workers Party working towards new economic, social and politics of the country. The white circle represents the universe and its unity which is similar to traditional Korean T'aeguk symbol.It is also signifies the eternal and incorruptible nature of people of North Korea.
Astrologically star is a symbol of light meaning bright future. By associating ourselves with the Star symbol, we are thinking of ourselves at the simplest, finest, level. As the demonstration of our loving nature, even just a smile to a passer-by, can brighten other people's lives - can totally alter the course of a day for them - so letting the Starlight shine from our hearts has a way of touching them inwardly and that's the nature of the people of North Korea. The star is generally said to symbolize all our hopes and aspirations. It means balance between the gifts of life and our gift to life. Astrology says that the star is also connected with the symbol of good sheperd.The five-pointed star,if drawn with points of equal length and angles of 36° at each point, is sometimes termed a golden five pointed star. The golden five-pointed star is a very common ideogram in the western world, and has particularly strong associations with military power and war thus signifying the military of North Korea.
Red stripe in the centre of the flag is active, daring, passionate, and optimistic. It enhances alertness and encourages activity. Red is held to be the most intense colour, the furthest from both black and white, and it is noteworthy that those languages which only have words for three basic colours always select black, white, and red. The red colour according to astrology signifies passion, warmth, vigor, strength and vitality which are also the nature of the North Koreans. Red being related to fire and blood it is considered to be symbol of heat. It is even believed that red is the first color used by human beings. Blue is idealistic, rational, honest, and tranquil. The dark blue colour is also considered more sociable. The colour blue and its importance was derived from the skin colour of Lord Krishna, who is revered as the divine flute player. The special energy of the second Moon was considered 'blue' or divine by Indian religious scholars and priests. Blue symbolizes knowledge, wisdom, honesty, tranquility, and peace. Blue is a symbol of cold for it is related to sky and deep sea. The white colour is precise, critical, and sincere and in the North Korea flag it is used as the symbol of purity.
Numerology is the study of numbers, and the occult manner in which they reflect certain aptitudes and character tendencies, as an integral part of the cosmic plan. The stars in the flag have 5 points and the number 5 has always been regarded as mystical and magical, yet essentially 'human'. We have five fingers/toes on each limb extremity. We commonly note five senses - sight, hearing, smell, touch and taste. We perceive five stages or initiations in our lives - eg. birth, adolescence, coitus, parenthood and death. The number 5 is associated with Mars. It also signifies that the people are versatile and multi-talented, upbeat and inspirational, good communicator and motivators. The 1 number of star and the red band of stripe in the flag signifies the leadership skills, goal-oriented, strong will power, courageous, unconventional, inventive and creative skills of the people of North Korea. The 2 blue and the white stripes denote the gentle, subtle, cooperative and loving nature of people. The numerology for the country name North Korea is 8 which signify the people as compassionate, selfless, generous, idealist, spiritual healer and vision minded.