“Apache tears” is the popular term for rounded pebbles of obsidian or “obsidianites” composed of black or dark-colored natural volcanic glass, usually of rhyolite composition and bearing conchoidal fracture.
Heal Grief and Give Protection and Grounding
Apache Tears are a type of Black Obsidian, but they have a more friendly vibration than some of the other types of Obsidian.
Maybe it is their strange out-of-shape appearance, that makes you comfortable with them.
They are strong stones for grounding and protection, and to aid you to clear negative emotions that may be holding you back.
They are volcanic stones, that may be partly transparent. Their color is very dark brown to black in color. These dark strange looking stones occur naturally in these odd shapes. They are not altered but are natural crystals.
Where Do They Come From… Apache Tears Meaning
They are a type of Black Obsidian Stone found in the south-western USA and Mexico. The meaning of their name comes from an American Indian legend.
It was said that certain members of this tribe were pursued by the Cavalry, and although they fought bravely they were outnumbered.
Rather than be captured they jumped off the cliff to their deaths. The distraught women of the tribe cried dark tears of grief, which fell to the earth, and formed into these dark strangely shaped stones.
It is believed that their tears formed into reality as these unusual stones, so people will always remember what happened.
Why Would You Use Them
Apache Tears are powerful stones to use for psychic protection. They will raise your ability to recognize the approach of menacing situations, where you may be at risk.
This is extremely useful if you are a healer, as they will aid your work by ensuring you are kept safe.
Apache Tears, Group of three stones
Like other types of Black Obsidian, they will absorb negative energy. This makes Apache Tears powerful tools to cleanse your auric field of negativity.
Their historical meaning is interesting, as these stones are powerful to heal you, if you are feeling grief and emotional distress.
They are also strong stones for spiritual grounding, so use them after you have been working with high vibration crystals.
Who Should Use It
These are very useful stones for anyone to use, but especially if you are a healer. If you are doing any spiritual development work, there are strong advantages to using these stones.
Their strong energy works within the base or root chakra, where it will move excess energy down into the earth chakra for grounding with Mother Gaia. The energy of these stones will strengthen the blood and the immune system, and they will help the body to assimilate Vitamin C and D.
Their energy within the sacral or navel chakra helps to aid the removal of disharmonious energies in relationships. They assist with the reduction of toxins in the body by aiding their removal. They may calm muscle spasms and enhance vitality and strength within the body.
They may bring through joy as they encourage you to feel more positive about life. Within the heart chakra their energy will assist the emotional body to heal, from old issues of an emotional nature. Because they do absorb so much negativity, they will need to be regularly cleansed using one of the methods to cleanse your crystals.
Wearing Apache Tears
These unusual stones are on the birthstone list by month as they are a November birthstone. Having jewelry made from these stones is an excellent idea, as you can easily wear them and keep this excellent energy within your aura.
Apache Tears do make lovely rings and pendants, because of their unusual shape which makes them a striking and unique piece of birthstone jewelry.
They are also on the zodiac birthstone list and they are an Aries birthstone, so because they are birthstones, you might expect to find them somewhere made into jewelry.
But if you can’t get jewelry made from this stone, use a piece of stone instead.
I have some macrame stone holders, they have a slip knot so you can change the stones. Works well to put stones in to wear, when I can’t get jewelry.
These unusual shaped stones are fairly easy to buy, so this is an alternative to jewelry. Keep one in your pocket each day, so that the energy remains within your auric field.
You will need to cleanse them fairly often, but there are lots of advantages to having a piece of stone that is both a spiritual grounding and psychic protection stone.