Astrological association: Scorpio
Apache Tear got its name when about 75 Apaches and the US Calvary squared off against each other in battle on a mountain overlooking what is now Superior, Arizona in the 1870's. Rather than face defeat, the outnumbered Apache warriors rode their horses off the mountain to their deaths. The families of the warriors cried when they learned of the tragedy. Their tears turned into stone upon hitting the ground. Today these beautiful translucent gemstones are found in Mexico and southwest U.S.
              Grounding, Protection, Enjoyment of physical experience, Emotional cleansing. Helps understand the value of the physical plane and the spiritual lessons it has to teach us. Helps those who feel trapped in physicality to find the joy in physical experience. Helps counter negative thought patterns and can assist in finding more positive thoughts awith which to create reality.  Lending general strength and stamina, Apache Tear helps to vitalize and purify blood, stimulate hair growth, and boost immune system.
Chakras: Root, Sacral and Heart
              Elements- Earth, Fire
          Composition: A variety of obsidian, silica rich glassy volcanic rock with a water content of less than one percent
          Mohs-scale hardness: 5 - 5.5
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