One group of fascinating reversal patterns is that which includes stars. A star is a small real body that gaps away from the large real body preceding it (see Exhibit 5.1).

It is still a star as long as the star’s real body does not overlap the prior real body. The color of the star is not important. Stars can occur at tops or at bottoms (sometimes a star during a downtrend is labeled a rain drop). If the star is a doji instead of a small real body, it is called a doji star (see Exhibit 5.2).

The star is part of four reversal patterns including:

In any of these star patterns the real body of the star can be white or black.