The candle is the symbol of wisdom. Find that wisdom today.
"It is better to light one candle then curse the darkness" is a very slight on the less common "Chinese proverb" "'Don't curse the darkness - light a candle."
The advice given is "if something is wrong, do something about it rather than complain."
Do you see the candle with a flame? When I first looked at it, it made me think of the fireworks to come this evening - like the roman candle on a platform to be shot high into the air. Bring in all the light you can.
The whip is about discipline. Today will take great mental effort as there may be emotional unhappiness or possibly physical difficulties.
Are we looking for light or wisdom today? Light a candle to start your efforts, but set your intention before lighting the candle. In this way, you intention goes out with the light. Apply your discipline - it could be meditation, yoga, etc. especially if you wish to start a new project. We have the stream of energy from Aries to assist us, ripe for a new project or re-energizing your project that you received some insight from your meditation and discipline.
You are loved and blessed.