Apache tears I find to be an underrated stone. Personally, I have relied on it to get me through some tough times, and it is certainly one of my favourite and most useful in my collection. I suffer from trauma issues, and if you do too- get yourself some Apache tears! If you suffer from depression, anxiety or are going through grief or loss, this is also very helpful as it brings supportive energies that can provide relief. Apache tears are a form of Obsidian but are more lightweight and porous. They are volcanic glass and are classed as a mineraloid. It consists mainly of silicon dioxide, and it does not have a crystalline structure to it.
Most of the Apache tears you will come across come from the US, specifically Nevada and Arizona. You may stumble across some from Mexico though. Apache tears can enhance the assimilation of vitamins, mainly C and D, and can also help with muscle spasms and removing toxins from the body. It is of fire and earth energies and carrying it with you can provide sustenance while stimulating energy, vitality and strength. Like other black stones, this one is very good at dispelling negative energy and will remove the negative vibrations- allowing the good ones to enter. Apache tears can heal wounds caused by traumatic experiences and help you leave those memories behind.
This gentle stone is wonderful at grounding and protection. It helps with conflict and hostility as well as healing old wounds and long-help emotions. If you have stagnant emotions, Apache tears can help uncover patterns even below your level of awareness. If you are suffering from severe trauma, or even just a few bad days and you are feeling fragile, worn out and just exhausted- Apache tears will help you get back on your feet. How? Well, that’s a tough question to answer but part of it is since they are deep-rooted and align with your root and earth star chakras. This allows it to move energies caused by traumas and suffering out of your body and mind. By removing toxic blockages, you will be able to move forward and heal completely.
By allowing the pain to be processed rather than avoiding it, you will be able to gain access to a wider range of internal responses to life. Grief and pain can become a spiritual teacher in this way. Apache tears also help you from being scared or intimidated, which allows you to try new things, get out of your shell and open you up to a new way of being. It is a powerful stone when you are experiencing a lot of grief or going through a crisis. This stone can help fill a void that can be left in your heart and will help ease your pain. There is a reason it is favored by Shamans and metaphysical healers.
The best zodiac signs to work with Apache Tears are Scorpio, Capricorn and Sagittarius. Obviously, this stone can work well for anyone, but you will feel a bit of a stronger connection if you are one of those three. Luckily, I am a Sagittarius, so that may be why I feel such a strong connection. Wearing Apache Tears near the heart is an excellent way to feel its power as it will rest closest to the root of your emotions. Black Tourmaline, Green Aventurine, Rose and Strawberry Quartz are the best stones to combine with Apache tears. It is also ideal to work with it while doing griefwork, trauma recovery and healing of old wounds.
Now, Apache tears have a name unlike a lot of stones and crystals. But there is a reason behind it. Legend says that back in the 1870s, a group of Apache warriors met with the American Cavalry in battle. They were vastly outnumbered, and they didn’t have a lot of hope of winning the battle. But rather than conceding defeat with the risk of being captured and murdered, the warriors rode their horses off the side of a mountain to their deaths. When their wives and children heard this story, their tears turned to stones when they touched the ground. The stones were left scattered across the desert, where they are now found. Apache Tears have a very special connection to Apache culture and their ability to recover from grief.
To this day Native American healers claim that regularly wearing Apache tears can help calm the nervous system and sooth brain activity. This stone can help keep your spirits high even during bouts of anxiety, stress and depression. If you find yourself in a tough relationship or situation, get yourself some Apache tears to help you in your dark journey, and hopefully it will help you find the light.
About the Author:
Merry meet! I’m Jazz and I’m a Canadian oddball. I love roller derby, kickboxing, spending time with my dog and husband & love all things art, craft and pagan!
I was raised by a Roman Catholic family but discovered Buddhism, then Paganism while in elementary school and have followed the Pagan path ever since.
My main deity is Gaia as she approached me in a dream and I feel a very strong connection to her.
I love working with runes and absorbing knowledge and working on my never ending book of shadows.
I have always been drawn to the arts & have done many crafts and randomness for as long as I can remember. I find it peaceful and it helps settle my mind. I enjoy drawing, painting, cross stitching, doll making, jewelry making and more! I hope to spread my love and passions with others and put as much positivity in the world as possible.