The Holy Neshama (Soul) is likened to a candle because while we are bound to this Earth, we are ever reaching towards Heaven. It is for this reason that we light Shabbat candles every week and light memorial candles on yartzeits and holidays.
Lighting candles in someone’s merit can be done at any time. We will light a candle for you or your loved one in the graves of the righteous people in the north or in the grave of Rachel or Ma’arat Hamechpela. It can be one time candle or it can be a whole month with an oil jar. This special and powerful segula (hidden gift) can be performed for the memory of your beloved ones or for success.