33hrs! I want one! Lol
Hello again. I'm usually one of the few members of SoM that post at this time.
I stock up on black candles around Halloween, which I suggest you do in the future. But since Halloween has passed, you're probably having a hard time. You may need to go to a candle store, an occult/metaphysical shop (you can search on witchvox.com for one in your area), or substitute with a white candle.
If it is the jar type of candle, you can make a new candle out of it. Buy some medium wick string, set the jar in hot water to soften the wax, then scoop some out. Heat the wax gently. Warm the new smaller container in hot water (thick glass, metal, or ceramic) dry it and place the wick inside. Pour the hot wax around the wick to the height you desire, letting it cool then cutting the wick to about 1/2inch. If you want it to burn evenly, you have to poke some holes in the wax just after the top begins to set and pour more into the holes to get rid of any air bubbles. If it isn't a jar, that is one heck of a candle and I'd say take a knife to it. It may not be small, but a well placed kitchen knife can change that. I cut my candles all the time for rituals.
I have so many candles I could probably go for half a year without electrical lights! I pick them up everytime I see them on clearance. I love candles, not just for spellwork, but in general.
I personally like for my candles to burn out. But it isn't necessary. If my candles don't burn out, I bury them or use them as a battery for the spell, stashed in my sock drawer.
If you must put it out yourself, I suggest using a snuffer instead of blowing it out. I maintain the image in my mind that the flame's energy is still burning and will do so until my goal is reached, as if it becomes the spirit/soul of the spellwork itself. If you don't have a snuffer, an old spoon you don't like works just as well. Everyone has that odd spoon that doesn't quite fit the rest of their utensil collection. If I'm outside I use dirt or let the wind get to it.