Evening Star - Bearish
Evening star (bearish) is a top reversal pattern that is very easy to identify because the last candle in the pattern opens below the previous days' small real body, which can be either red or green and closes deep into the real body of the trading range of the candle two day's prior.
This pattern shows that investors are perhaps losing confidence in the issue and it's direction. This thought process will be confirmed if the next day is another down session.
Harami - Bearish
Harami (bearish) is another very recognizable candlestick pattern that shows a small real body (red) completely inside the previous day's real body.
Technicians will watch very closely now because the harami bearish indicates that the current uptrend may be coming to an end, especially if the volume is light. Students of candlestick charts will also recognize the harami pattern as the first two days of the three inside pattern.
Harami - Bullish
Harami (bullish) is just the mirror reflection of the harami bearish. As you can see in the chart above, a downtrend is in play and a small real body (green) is shown inside the large real body (red) of the previous day. This tells the technician that the trend is coming to a conclusion. The harami implies that the preceding trend is about to conclude. A candlestick closing higher the next day would confirm the trend reversal.