Apache tears (Marekanite) are rounded pebbles of obsidian or “obsidianites” a dark coloured natural volcanic glass. Slightly softer than Obsidian due the speckles of Perlite which can make it translucent.
The name “Apache tear” comes from a legend of the Apache Native Americans. in the 1870s, 75 Apaches and the US Cavalry fought on a mountain overlooking Superior, Arizona. Facing defeat, the outnumbered Apache warriors rode their horses off the mountain to their deaths rather than be captured. According to legend, the Apache tribe women mourned day and night for a month after learning of the tragedy with their tears turning to stone upon hitting the ground.
Some believe that those who possess an Apache Tear will never cry again because the Apache women cried enough for all that mourn.
helps to transfer our spiritual energy back to earth
Planets Saturn, Zodiacs, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Elements, Earth, Fire
Apache Tear is a powerful stone for transformation and progress. It aids forgiveness, spontaneity, and the dispelling of self-limiting ideas. It is beneficial to one’s emotions and emotional equilibrium. It encourages you to cry in times of sadness, especially repressed tears and soothes grief. In addition to all of the characteristics often associated with Obsidian in all of its forms, Apache Tears have a particular affinity for the bereaved and grief-stricken. It also has a considerably milder vibration than other Black Obsidian varieties. They do, however, have a friendlier vibe than some of the other forms of Obsidian, making you feel at ease with them.
Apache Tears have a powerful emotional healing effect. These natural gems provide consolation and aid in grief healing. They are a form of Black Obsidian that has not been changed in any way. Maybe it’s their odd out-of-shape look that comforts you when you’re sad. They are powerful stones for anchoring and protection, as well as clearing unwanted emotions that may be preventing you from moving forward.
Although Apache Tear is not a conventional birthstone for a particular month or sign of the zodiac, it is associated with the Sun sign of Sagittarius (Nov 22 to Dec 21).