How to Read Holy Death's Coins
Santa Muerte devotees may appeal to the purple aspect of Saint Death, reading the coins in the glow of a purple candle's flame at your Santa Muerte altar. A reading mat, about the size of a dinner plate, atop your altar will make reading easier.
The querent or reader will hold the pennies in his or her hands, focusing on the question, and then "throw", or drop, the coins over the reading surface. He or she is "the thrower". If you're looking for anything to chant, recite, or focus on - focus on the question above all.
Only coins that fall face up are read, others are discarded. Orient the reading mat so "The Pointer" coin points up from the thrower's perspective.
Using "The Pointer" as your guide, read the visible symbols in the direction of the arrow, from the coins closest to the thrower to the coins furthest from the thrower. Symbols that appear behind "The Pointer" represent the past, symbols that appear on line with "The Pointer" represent the present, and symbols appearing in front of "The Pointer" represent the future.
Coins closest to "The Pointer" represent moments closest in time, and those furthest from "The Pointer" represent moments furthest away in time.
If one coin covers another, AND both landed face up, then interpret the coins together.
If one coin covers another, but only one landed face up, only interpret the face up coin. Always discard face down coins.
Holy Death's Coins - The Meanings