Candle magic harnesses the power of fire—the element of transformation—to bring change. Think for a moment about how fire transforms things. It melts wax. It renders many organic materials (leaves, wood, flesh and bone) to ash. It softens hard metals and makes them malleable for forging. It can heat substances, turning them from liquid to gas (water to steam, for example). If you mix ingredients together and put them into the fire, it can transform your batter into cake or your dough into bread. It brings light to the darkness and warmth to the cold.
Ever since human beings discovered fire, they have been in awe of its power, and they sought to harness that power, mostly to use its transformative abilities. We continue this ancient tradition when we practice candle magic.