Apache Tears have a strong action to aid emotional healing.These natural crystals bring you comfort and and help to heal grief.Yet they have a more friendly vibration than some of the other types of Obsidian, which makes you feel comfortable with them.They are a natural type of Black Obsidian that has not been altered. Maybe it is their strange out-of-shape appearance, that brings solace when you are grieving.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.
Trauma can become stuck in the body and create a kind of frozen state. Apache tears help gently move that energy so it can begin to shift and heal. This can have a rejuvenating effect on many parts of your life that you were unaware were wrapped up in old frozen patterns. They are a perfect stone to wear to therapy!
Working on releasing these stuck patterns will help shift your attitude away from victimization toward empowerment and choice. Beliefs that were formed out of suffering become more apparent so you can choose new beliefs that are more supportive.
-Apache Tears Metaphysical Properties
Chakras: Root (1st)
Element: Earth, Fire
Zodiac Signs: Capricorn, Aries
Crystal Energy: Psychic Abilities, Nurturing, Protective
-Apache Tears Properties
Color: Translucent Black
Mining Locations: Worldwide
Mineral Class: Mineraloids; it is Volcanic Glass
Crystal System: Amorphous
Chemical Composition: SiO2 Silicon Dioxide with impurities
Hardness: 5 – 5.5