How to Read Holy Death's Coins
The Coins of Holy Death can be read anywhere, but Santa Muerte devotees may choose to appeal to the purple aspect of Saint Death, reading the coins in the glow of a purple candle's flame at or near a Santa Muerte altar. A reading mat, about the size of a dinner plate, atop a flat surface, will make reading easier.
The querent (client / person seeking answers) or reader will focus on the question before placing the coins in his or her hands. He or she can then recite the Coins of Holy Death magick prayer (see below), and then "throw", or drop, the coins over the reading surface.
Next, the reading mat is oriented so "The Pointer" coin points up from the perspective of the person who threw or dropped the coins. The coins are then read from bottom to top, or near to far. If you're not using a reading mat, simply remember to read the coins in the direction of the arrow, starting from one side of the pile to the other.
Only coins that fall face up are read, others are discarded.
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.
Coins of Holy Death Magick Prayer
Santa Muerte, oh so wise,
open your purse, to open my eyes.
Magick coins in my hand,
reveal the future by where you land.
Coins of Holy Death - The Meanings