How'd your honey jar go? I'd assume you were able to clear away any negative forces around you. However, when trying to light-up a candle and that candle doesn't lit then you need to redo your spell or it's not strong enough to banish said negative forces. And you've mentioned that your candle burnt quickly. So your candle spell might not last very long. Which you're likely to redo your banishing spell. I'd recommend doing the banishing once every month in a waning moon.
Here's a thread on candle flame reading
“People will believe a big lie sooner than a little one, and if you repeat it frequently enough, people will sooner or later believe it.”
― Walter C. Langer