The story behind Apache Tears explains how the stone got its unique name. Legend says the men of the Apache tribe fight in the battle and voluntarily chose to die by jumping off a cliff instead of being caught and tortured by enemies. The women who heard this wept for their dead men and sons all month. Tears fell to the ground and turned to stone.
This stone is grounding. It has a tight attachment to root chakra, suitable for anyone who needs to connect with both the mother earth and their physical body. It also stimulates the heart chakra, helping to heal emotional wounds such as grief and mourning. Ancient lore claims that those who own or carry a piece of this stone should never need to cry again because the Apache women cried enough tears for all those who mourn.
With its healing properties, this stone destroys emotional toxins that prevent you from coming to terms with the current situation, preventing you from emotional healing and moving forward. Apache Tears acts as a guiding light for those going through dark times. Moreover, it not just heals you but will inspire a sense of courage and freedom.
For your physical body, this stone is beneficial as it cleans toxins. Healers believe, that Apache Tears calms down the nervous system, soothe brain activity, and reduce nerve inflammation. It is also advantageous to have this stone for those who suffer from bone or joint pain or have muscle spasms.
On top of that, Apache Tears has fascinating protective powers. They not only shield your energy from psychic attacks and energy "vampires" but also keep hostility and conflict at bay. Carry the stone with you close to the root chakra, for example, in your back pocket. It is a simple and effective way to protect your vibrations and divert ill intentions.
Approximate weight: 10g.
Approximate size: 1,6x2x1,4cm.
Crystal: Apache tear.
Country of origin: Mexico.
Chemical composition: 70–75% SiO2 plus MgO, Fe3O4.
Hardness based on Mohs scale: 5 – 6.