I love how patterns just keep on repeating themselves. I tell my students that they have an advantage if they are visual people because they will remember the patterns better. I wasn't visual when I started, but over the years have become very focused on the patterns.
Today's open was a repeat of yesterday's so I didn't even need to have a good memory. Price opened at the VAL of my split distribution, tested the VA and rejected it giving me my first trade, a short.
The market then did what it did yesterday and went back to the VAL of yesterday. Resistance works well the first time. It has to prove itself the next time. This time it didn't and value was accepted within the VA and I went long. I didn't even have a chance to scale out at the POC as price went up so fast so I scaled out just below the VAH and then exited the balance after price came back down into the VA.