Zodiac: Aries , Capricorn
Vibration: Number: Number 1
Typical Colors: Black
Top Three Properties: Grounding, Grief from Loss of a Loved One, Assists with Deep Emotional Healing
Physical: Detoxifying, Muscle Pain or Issues, Nail Diseases and Disorders
Emotional: Coping with Grief, Dispel or Release Negativity, Distress, Emotional Abuse, Emotional Blockages, Forgiveness
Spiritual: Clarity, Grounding, Mental Clarity, Psychic Protection, Spiritual Protection
Please Note: These stones & crystals are sold as individual pieces. These stones & crystals are approximately 1/2" to 1" in size.
Apache Tear is often used to calm muscle spasms, detoxify the body, and absorb vitamins. They can also enhance the immune system and fortify the body. Apache Tears are a powerful type of Obsidian and carry many of the same qualities as regular Black Obsidian, however Apache Tear is considered to be gentler then Black Obsidian.
The Apache Tears have a place in history among the Apache, according to the Apache people:
In the 1870s, a small group of Apache warriors met the American Cavalry in a battle. They were sorely outnumbered, and it became clear that they could not win the battle. Instead of conceding defeat and being captured and murdered, they decided to ride their horses off the side of a mountain to their deaths.
According to the story, when the wives and children of these warriors heard this story, their tears turned to stones when they touched the ground where their warriors fell.
It is said that those who carry an Apache Tear need not greive as the Apache women have already grieved enough for all.
Apache Tear is said to help heal greif by pulling the negativity out of a person slow and gentle way so that it can be safely transmuted. Apache Tear is a stone that will cleanse the aura of a person and protect from unwanted energies.