Apache Tears – Tumble
Key Meaning: Protection
Health: blood and the immune system
They have a strong action to aid emotional healing and bring you comfort when you are grieving.
They are strong stones for grounding and protection, and to aid you to clear negative emotions that may be holding you back.
Apache tears are rounded nodules of obsidian. An Apache tear looks opaque by reflected light, but translucent when held up to light. Apache tears are usually black.
The name “Apache tear” comes from a legend of the Apache tribe: about 75 Apaches and the US Cavalry fought on a mountain overlooking what is now Superior, Arizona in the 1870s. Facing defeat, the outnumbered Apache warriors rode their horses off the mountain to their deaths rather than be killed. The wives and families of the warriors cried when they heard of the tragedy; their tears turned into stone upon hitting the ground.
Each piece is unique and may appear slightly different in colour and shape from the item pictured above.