The current flag of Zimbabwe was adopted on April 18, 1980 after it gained independence independence from Rhodesia on April 17, 1980.
The majority of the flags colour red, yellow and green are the pan-African colours which are used by many African ex-colonies and stand for African independence and unity. The flag of Zimbabwe consists of seven horizontal stripes of equal width where the centre one is black in colour.There are stripes of red, green and yellow colour above and below the black stripe. The red stripe denotes the blood shed to achieve independence, the yellow which signifies the country's mineral wealth, the green colour which symbolizes the countries agriculture and the black colour stands for the native black people. There is a white isosceles triangle, bordered by a thin black line, pointing from the hoist side of the flag to the centre black horizontal stripe. This triangle stands for the peace of the country. There is red five pointed star in the centre of the triangle representing the socialism of the country.Supreimposed on the star is a yellow Great Zimbabwe bird which is the countries national emblem and it symbolizes the history of Zimbabwe.
There is a white isosceles triangle on the hoist side of the flag. Individuation is the dynamic of the triangle according to astrology and it signifies the daring personality of the people of Zimbabwe. According to astrology 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. It demonstrates the loving nature of the people, even just a smile to a passer-by, can brighten other people's lives which can totally alter the course of a day for them. So they let the Starlight shine from our hearts has a way of touching them inwardly and that's the nature of the people of Zimbabwe. 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 Zimbabwe.
Astrologically the black colour of the flag is used to signify that the people of Zimbabwe are formal, conventional, and dignified. It symbolized power, strength, authority, elegance and death. Red is associated with energy, force, aggression and power. Red is attributed to the astrology sign of Aries which is powerful, domineering and strong. Red 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 people of Zimbabwe. 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. Yellow colour of the emblem signifies the intellectual and communicative nature of people. It is used to produce detachment and reduce depression. Yellow is considered as the most positive of colours and the closest to pure light. It also symbolizes the Sun. For years yellow ribbons were worn as a sign of hope as women waited from their men to come marching home from war. Today, they are still used to welcome home loved ones and denotes active, daring, passionate, and optimistic. It enhances alertness and encourages activity. Yellow is the color of the Buddha and His followers. Yellow people make good leaders as they are methodical in their thinking and decisive. They analyze before acting. The green colour of the flag signifies that the people of Zimbabwe is supposed to be very sympathetic, steadfast and restrained. It also indicates the soothing nature of the people. The green colour symbolizes life, growth and rebirth. Green color is a Virgo shade. It is supposed to instill self-confidence and helps steady nerves. Green aids balance in all things and is a typical healing hue. Green is excellent for calming frayed nerves.
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 - e.g. birth, adolescence, coitus, parenthood and death. The number 5 is associated with Mars. In numerology the three points in the triangle signifies the trinity, friendly, very positive and optimistic, inspirational, motivating, enthusiastic and uplifting nature of the people of Zimbabwe. The 7 number of horizontal stripes says that the people are analytical, intellectual, focused, scientific and inventive, contemplative, meditative, spiritual and enigmatic. They have also limited to 1 number of star and bird where the number 1 signifies the leadership skills, goal-oriented, strong will power, and courageous, unconventional, inventive and creative skills of the people of Zimbabwe. The numerology for the country name Zimbabwe is 9 which signify that the people as compassionate, selfless, generous, idealist, spiritual healer and vision minded.