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Apache Tears

Apache Tear is a gentler form of black obsidian. It is particularly beneficial children and their more subtle energies. Absorb negative energy and protects your energy field. It connects your root chakra strongly to Mother Earth, providing a stable, grounding energy. This is a good stone when you need comfort or are grieving.

Apache tears are spituals of volcanic glass. This stone has an energy that encourages bravely facing danger head on and taking the warrior’s stance. It also provides a protective, grounding connection with your own inner sources and guides.

Historical Folklore

Often found in the American Midwest, these stones are said to be the tears of family for Apache warriors who died in battle.


This type of obsidian is formed when excessive amounts of water are present in lava flows or domes. When the lava cools, underhydrated perlite forms cores that become apache tears. They are black in color with white markings. This stone can be found in the Southwest United States and Mexico.

Chakra Association

This stone is associated with the Earth star, Gaia gateway, base, and sacral chakras.


You can place this stone in full moon moonlight to energize. It can also be moved through sage smoke or incense, placed in rice, or buried in the earth over night.

Astrological Association

If your sun is in Scorpio, apache tear obsidian helps to control your urges to asserting your power inappropriately. 

Capricorns may appreciate the gentler energy of apache tears obsidian to increase your spontaneity and self-imposed limitations. 

If your moon in Taurus, apache tear obsidian can help you to realize long-held grievances so you can release them and heal. 

Health Folklore

Apache tears can help strengthen the blood and soothe the muscles. They are most well known for helping with emotinal coping, particularly in times of grief.

Disclaimer: Crystal meanings and spiritual healing lore are not a prescription, diagnosis or healthcare information. They are presented as spiritual supports to healing and other life issues. See a doctor or licensed medical practitioner for all health issues.

Apache Tear at Crystal Life

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