Copyright: Sabina Saad 2008.
The international symbol of man is a circle with an arrow; it is the ancient Roman symbol of Mars, lord of war (his shield and spear). It is also the symbol of iron. The international symbol of women is a circle with a cross; it is the ancient Roman symbol of Venus (Goddess of Love), of the brightest planet after the moon, and of copper.
I supposed that it is not a coincidence that Sabina used the SHIELD of Mars as a basis for David’s SHIELD. For Jews the six-pointed star was, and still is, a symbol for their being protected by God; for Romans it probably had the same meaning, but the SHIELD was protecting their God.