The flag of America originated in the mid 18th century and is referred as the stars and stripes or Old Glory. However the current flag which is the 27th version was adopted on July 4, 1960 to which the last star representing Hawaii was added.
This widely recognized flag has been an inspiration for many other countries flags design. The flag of America has 13 equal horizontal stripes of red alternating with white along with a blue rectangle occupying the upper hoist side of the flag. The red stripes signify the valor of the people and the white stands for liberty or purity. The blue rectangle which is a significance of justice, loyalty and perseverance, inturn consists of small 50, five pointed stars representing the individual states that make up the nation. These stars are arranged in nine offset horizontal rows of six stars alternating with rows of five stars. The 13 red and white stripes represent the original colonies of the US: Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina and Virginia. According to astrological findings the stripes denotes the rays of the sun and the stars to the heaven which the people of America tries to aim at reaching.
The five-pointed star in the western world has a strong associations with military power and war thus signifying the military of USA.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. 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 colinear 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. 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 blue colour is also considered more sociable. The colour blue and its importance were 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 USA flag it is used as the symbol of purity. 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 USA.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.
In Numerology every number has a particular meaning. These meanings have been adopted from the Egyptian pyramids. On the pyramids in Egypt, there is a picture of the number 13, named 'LA MUERTE' which symbolizes 'Death'. In the picture there is a skeleton with scythe (death) reaping down men, and a crowned head of a man fallen at the point of the scythe. At its back, is a female head with flowing hair parted in the centre. This is a symbol of the conception of realization of hope, faith and rebirth. Thus the symbol and the 13 number of stripes in the flag of USA according to numerology may indicate that the skeleton with scythe signifies that man has to multiply his efforts during this period and if he tends to be lethargic, then his failure is certain. But if he faces the adversities with confidence and courage then his success is 100% sure.