Watching your candle closely..
The Flame ~ Pyromancy
A Strong flame ~ means that your energies are raised. there is a lot of power behind your spell and little to no resistance, indicating that the energy and power is focused on your manifestation. this is a good sign. if your using a candle shaped like a figure and the flame is strong it means whoever it represents s winning, angry, using authority over another, when there is two figures, the candle with the higher flame has authority over the other person.
A Weak flame ~ indicates the magick you cast is facing a heavy opposition and is a sign you may need to recast your spell in order to overcome the opposing force. on a figure candle this may indicate the representative may be loosing a battle or argument.
A Jumping flame ~ indicates strong emotions. maybe some sort of resistance against you. close your circle and bring your mind back into focus before continuing. two figured candles often means argument or heated energy between them.
A Noisy Candle ~ indicates a conversation, maybe spirit trying to contact you or send you a message or get in contact with you. the louder the noises the more urgent the message must be.
Flame catches something on fire ~ someone maybe using malicious magick against you.
A Clean even burning candle ~ means your spells or manifestations are likely to come true.
A Fast Burn ~ the results will happen quickly
A Flickering flame without breeze ~ means spirit is nearby. if devotional flame then it means you were able to get in contact with your deity.
Cannot extinguish the flame ~ a spirit may not have finished their conversation with you, or you did not complete the spell. spirt needs to complete its work, something maybe in the works you don't want to interrupt.
A Flame goes out while burning ~ This means the spirits cannot help you and the answer you seek is already determined.
The Smoke ~ Capnomancy
Black Smoke/Soot ~ your energy and magick are being blocked. negative energy is being sent your way, whether curse or hex you may be faced with tough challeges and a hard road ahead.
Smoke wafts towards you ~ your call will be likely answered or your spell has been cast out successfully. you will get results quickly.
Smoke wafts away from you ~ you must work harder in order for your calls to be answered.
Smoking candle ~ negative energy is being burnt away.
watch the direction the smoke wafts ~ East - something powerful is assisting you. North - you are ready to begin your ritual and get results. South - successful results. West - powerful interference from outside force.
The Wax ~ Ceromancy
There are two ways that I know to read the wax from candle magick. It is very much like reading the tea leaves, using the shapes that form in or from the wax. This is known as Ceromancy. In some traditions, using all three divination techniques Pyromancy, Capnomancy and Ceromancy is known as 'Reading the Signs'.
Method 1 ~ Using a Ritual candle, light and when you have liquefied wax let it drop into a bowl of cold water. The wax should harden straight away and form shapes. These shapes can then be interpreted along the same lines as Tasseomancy. (tea leaves)
Method 2 ~ Is letting the candle burn and seeing how the wax pools and forms and looking for signs.