Today’s crystal post is about a form of Obsidian called Apache Tear. I have talked about three other types of Obsidian, Snowflake Obsidian, Rainbow Obsidian and Mahogany Obsidian. What makes today’s different is when the lava is flowing it runs into water where it cools very quickly and forms the small, smooth and rounded pieces we know as Apache Tear. The color ranges from translucent dark brown to black. This is very much a Root Chakra crystal with a Mohs hardness of 5 to 5.5.
Apache Tear gets its name from the region of the United States where it is found, the Southwest states and Mexico. There is also an interesting story about the name. It is said that members of the Apache tribe were outnumbered and being chased by the Calvary. Rather than be captured they chose to jump off a cliff to their deaths. The women of the tribe found their men and cried dark tears which formed the small stones.
Being a Root Chakra crystal, it has a protective, grounding energy that also protects against psychic attack. It is a wonderful choice for healers to keep them safe. Wearing a piece as jewelry or carrying one in a pocket will act as an excellent protective shield. Placing pieces around your home will absorb negative energy. Some of the other qualities of Apache Tear are:
- It clears negative emotion holding you back.
- It will help you recognize bad situations so you can make better choices.
- Absorbs negative energy from the auric field.
- Helps heal grief and emotional stress.
- Helps the body absorb vitamin C and D
- Reduces toxins in the body.
- Raises strength and energy levels.
If Apache Tear seems like a crystal you would like to work with, I invite you to check it out and see how it can enhance your life. This is where I tell you that I am not a doctor nor am I suggesting that you leave traditional allopathic medicine. I am offering alternate possibilities for your health and well being.
Blessed Be ❤ Sharon
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