<b>MORNING STAR</b> This is a three-candlestick formation that signals a major bottom. It is composed of a first long black body, a second small real body, white or black, gapping lower to form a star. These two candlesticks define a basic star pattern. The third is a white candlestick that closes well into the first session’s black real body. Third candlestick shows that the market turned bullish now. <a href="//www.candlestickforum.com/store/images/morning-star.gif" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer ugc"><img border="0" class="imgMsg" alt="" src="//www.candlestickforum.com/store/images/morning-star.gif"></a> Recognition Criteria: 1. Market is characterized by downtrend. 2. We see a long black candlestick in the first day. 3. Then we see a small body on the second day gapping in the direction of the previous downtrend. 4. Finally we see a white candlestick on the third day. Explanation: We see the black body in a falling market suggesting that the bears are in command. Then a small real body appears implying the incapacity of sellers to drive the market lower. The strong white body of third day proves that bulls have taken over. An ideal Bullish Morning Star Pattern preferably has a gap before and after the middle candlestick. The second gap is rare, but lack of it does not take away from the power of this formation. Important Factors: The stars may be more than one, two or even three. The color of the star and its gaps are not important.