The national flag of Angola was adopted during the Marxist government and it came into use at independence on November 11, 1975.
The same design of the flag with a golden star was also used by the guerilla movement and the Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA) .Recent explanation of the flag was given on August 25, 1992 in article 162 of the Constitutional Law of the Republic of Angola. The flag of Angola is divided into two halves with the upper half red in colour and the lower half black in colour. Red colour of the flag indicates the socialism of the country and also the blood shed by the Angolans to defend the country at the time of national liberation struggle.
The Continent of Africa is denoted by the black colour in the flag. The flag at its centre is marked by a yellow emblem consisting of a partial cog wheel, a machete and a star. The colour of the emblem is yellow in colour which symbolizes the country's mineral wealth. The workers and the industries of Angola are denoted by the cog wheel and the peasantry is signified by the machete. The star in the Angolan flag was influenced after the red star of the Soviet Union which depicts solidarity and progress of the country.
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. If the collinear edges are joined together a pentagram is produced, which is the simplest of the unicursal star polygons, and a symbol of mystical and magical significance. 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 Angola. Astrological star is a symbol of light meaning bright future. Thinking of the Star, first of all, gives each of us the feeling that we are shining with light.
Actually, shining beings - each of us. In this state we feel secure but free, and can be more loving, more accepting of other people. By associating ourselves with the Star symbol, we are thinking of ourselves at the simplest, finest, level. As nothing but light, in fact. And just 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. 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.
The black colour of the flag is used to signify that the people of Angola 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 Angola. 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 of Angola. 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.
According to numerologists, each number possesses a certain power that exists in the occult connection between the relations of things and the principles in nature which they express. The rectangle 2 in count also indicate that the nature of the people of Angola as passionate, perceptive, peacemakers, diplomatic, always seeking harmony, and truthful, tough fighters when provoked. They have also limited to 1 number of star and machete for number 1signifies the leadership skills, goal-oriented, strong will power, courageous, unconventional, inventive and creative skills of the people of Angola. The numerology for the country name Angola is 5 which signify that the people are versatile and multi-talented, upbeat and inspirational, good communicator and motivators.