The Southern Cross constellation occupies the right or the hoist of the flag which has one small white five pointed star and a four large seven pointed stars which are all in equal size. Out of the seven points in the star of federation six points represents the six states of Australia and the seventh point represents Australia's territories. Among the two flags in the world Australia's national flag is one which has seven pointed star. There were only six points in the Commonwealth star initially which represented the six federating colonies and later in 1908 a seventh point was added to symbolize the Territory of Papua and any future territories. Initially the first flag of Australia was red in colour with the same design and was flown in 1901.Later on Apr. 14, 1954 the "Blue Ensign" flag finally became Australia's official flag and the red colour was changed to blue for red represented communism.
According to astrology star is a symbol of light meaning bright future. When we think of a Star, first of all immediately it gives us the feeling that we are high and shining bright. 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. It puts us in a loving nature where 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.
In many diverse cultures blue is significant in religious beliefs, brings peace, or is believed to keep the bad spirits away. Blue conveys importance and confidence without being somber or sinister and is long associated with intelligence, stability, unity, and conservatism thus predicting the nature of people of Australia. Blue offers depth, stability, trust, loyalty, wisdom and truth. It is a calming color and is attributed to the sign of Taurus and of Pisces but for different reasons. Taurus for its stability, expertise and solidity and Pisces for its spirituality, purity, healing and relationship to water. 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 generally stands for passion, warmth, vigor, strength and vitality. The white colour is precise, critical, and sincere and in the Australia flag it is used as the symbol of purity.
There seems to be something basic about the number seven in nature indicating the seven pointed stars. Medieval astrology has its seven Ancient and Sacred planets: Saturn, Jupiter, Mars, Sun, Venus, Mercury, and the Moon or Luna. There are the seven visible heavenly bodies which make up our solar system, the planets Uranus, Neptune and Pluto not being visible to the naked eye. Strictly speaking, of course, the Sun and Moon are not planets, and are more correctly described as the two luminaries; but the term 'seven sacred planets' was used for convenience. Everything upon Earth is under the governance, astrological speaking, of these seven influences. This is why we have the seven-day week where each day is ruled by one of the planets. According to the astro reports the 6 number of stars states the nature of the people who are strong-willed and not easily swerved from their path. This number represents peace, harmony and cooperation. It also stands for aesthetics and love of beauty which is also the nature of people of Australia.