Trail of Tears
The trail of tears happens when there are many tiny bumps running down the side of a candle. This formation literally indicates tears. Someone will be/has been crying and sharing and/or expressing emotion.
These are tears of genuine deep feeling. This formation in the wax can indicate that there is some profound emotional hurt that has to be addressed. It can also indicate a need for emotional catharsis or release.
Seeing this is a good sign that healing work should be done. It is also a good sign that is the target of the work may need someone to talk to or a safe place to express their feelings.
Emotions work a magic of their own. Sometimes a trail of tears indicates a pattern of self for filling negative prophecy or negative affirmation.
This formation is also an indicator for depression or despair over a particular issue. It’s best to look at where on the candle this appears to tell what issue it might be.
What to Do:
This will vary based on your situation. In some cases, cleansing work or healing work may help. In situations others it may be best to just let this happen. Maybe the emotional release is needed for results. If you are unsure, get or do a good reading on the question and go from there.