Candle magic is one of the simplest forms of magic and has been practiced for centuries by many different cultures, religions and faiths. For example when we blow out the candles on a birthday cake and make a wish, this is a basic act of candle magic.
When you light a candle you are declaring your intent or will - stating what you wish to happen and sending this energy out into the universe to bring it about. The most important part of any magical work is deciding clearly what your intent is - what is it that you actually want to happen? Once you know your intent you can then decide which would be the best candle for you to use.
If you are unsure or wish to clarify your intent try writing down what your current situation is and what you might like to be different about it. This will help you to work out what it is you really need.
Colours, herbs and oils all have different magical properties, all of which can be harnessed in your candle magic to make it more effective by matching their properties to your intent.
As with any other sort of magic you must take positive action in the physical worlds as well as the spiritual/magical. For example if you wish to be successful in obtaining a new job you cannot just work magic to get one you must be actively looking for a job as well. Magic is not a substitute for taking action but it can be a powerful enhancement.