## Three Simple Japanese Candlestick Patterns #2: The Morning/Evening Stars

Up next, we have the “star” patterns – the bearish evening star and the bullish morning star. Both of these are trend reversal patterns. This is how they work.

### Morning star pattern – Bullish

This pattern happens at the bottom of a downtrend and indicates an imminent reversal in the bearish sentiment. This pattern is characterized by three candlesticks.

• First candle: A strong bearish candle that continues the current downtrend., indicating that the sellers are still in control.
• Second candle: The size of the candle is significantly smaller than the first candle. This could be either bullish or bearish. This candle indicates that the sellers have run out of momentum.
• Third candle: Now, the bulls have taken full control. This is indicated by the strong third candle.

### Evening star pattern – Bearish

This pattern happens at the top of an uptrend and indicates an imminent reversal in the bullish sentiment. This pattern consists of three candlesticks.

• First candle: A strong bullish candle that continues the current uptrend., indicating that the buyers are still in control.
• Second candle: The size of the candle is significantly smaller than the first candle. This could be either bullish or bearish. This candle indicates that the buyers have run out of momentum. This candle is also known as the “star.”
• Third candle: Now, the bears have taken full control. The strong third candle indicates this.

The following chart shows an evening star in action.