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Apache Tears Stone Meaning

Apache Tears

Stone Name: Apache Tears

Other Names
Black Apache Tear
Obsidian
Black Obsidian

Stone Specifics:
Grief Banishment Stone
Shaman Stone
The Holy Stone


Keywords: Healing, Forgiveness, Grief, Sorrow,

Stone Color: Black to Smokey and Translucent

Stone Origin: Apache Tears / Obsidian has been used since ancient times for arrowheads and other tools.


Stone Legend: Apaches and the US calvary faced each other in battle on a mountain overlooking what is now Superior, Arizona in the 1870's. Rather then face defeat the outnumbered Apache warriors rode their horses off the mountain to their deaths. The warrior's families cried when they learned of the tragedy; the family member's tears turned to stone upon hitting the ground, those stones are known as Apache tears and are now considered good luck stones.

General: Apache Tears are healing stones, known to help navigate grief and loss. Apache Tears are said to have the ability ability to lend support during times of sorrow. Apache Tears can also help those struggling with depression. Apache Tears are said to absorb negative energy. Apache Tears heal old wounds and remove self limitations. Apache Tears are said to help increase analytical abilities, precision, and assists in developing a forgiving attitude. Apache Tears can also facilitate spontaneity.

Magical Powers:
~ Lends support in times of sorrow
~ Protection from negativity
~ Assists in clarifying issues and gaining insight
~ Aids against depression
~ Assists with foregiveness

Mohs Hardness: 5-5.5

Location: Apache Tears are found in North America, Armenia, Italy, Mexico, Greece, and Scotland.

Note: Singer songwriter Johnny Cash wrote and included the song Apache Tears in his 1964 album “Bitter Tears: Ballads of the American Indian”.

Mystical Birthstone: Apache Tears are November's birthstone.

Zodiac: Aries, Capricorn

Charka: Root (1st)

Element: Fire, Earth

Apache Tears Meaning

Apache Tears Stone Meanings

Apache Tears Properties

Disclaimer: 
We are not doctors and are unable to give out medical advice. Healing crystals should be used as a complement to other therapies and not as a replacement for medical treatment, diagnosis, or examination. For medical advice, please consult a licensed healthcare specialist.

Simply because a crystal or stone is alleged to have one or more healing properties, either physical, mental, emotional or spiritual, it does not mean that you, personally, will definitely experience, or benefit from, any such properties. Any information you receive, whether orally, in written form or electronically, relating to crystals and stones from DejaVu Designs / DR Management, should be received and understood in the above context.

The use of stones or crystals as a wellness therapy is one of personal choice. While stones/crystals have been used historically, to relieve or prevent symptoms, the items we sell or recommend on our website, offer no guarantee of results.