Years ago when I first learned about candlesticks I learned how to combine them to make two sticks act as one. A good example of this came up on Wednesday. Here is how SPY looks through Thursday. The candlestick on Wednesday (B) appears to be an inverted hammer which ocassionally suggests a top.
But if you combine Tuesday (A) and Wednesday (B) you get a large spinning top formation which suggests that the market really doesn't know what it wants to do which is obvious from Thursday's action. If you saw it on paper it would look like this -
But of course you would do this in your head, you wouldn't really see it on the page.