- Supports all types of grieving processes
- Helps to ground and stay focused
- Supports during periods of mourning
- Deflects negative enegy
Color: translucent smoky brown to black
Chakra(s): root and navel
About the stone: small pieces of decomposed obsidian, natural glass composed of two-thirds silica or more, formed during the cooling of volcanic lava
Astrological sign(s): Scorpio
Mohs scale: 5 – 5.5
Spiritual uses: support all types of grieving processes, but they are especially sympathetic when trying to cope with the grief associated with suicide.
Mental uses: Apache tears help to ground you and keep you focused.
Emotional uses: This volcanic black glass reminds you that you can turn to others for support while you allow your feelings of grief to take their normal course, which can be very rocky at times.
Physical uses:. Use apache tear as a tool to help you cry because physical tears produced are physiologically beneficial.
Divine guidance: Are you in the need of a good cry? Are you feeling sad over a loss? There are so many reasons to allow ourselves to grieve the passing of a loved one, a job, a way of life, or anything that has changed from one way of being to another way of being. Acknowledge the angst and move through it toward embracing a happy life again.
Has the time come to clear away toxins or toxic behaviors? How well do you care for the environment? Do you reduce, reuse, and recycle? Are you grieving a loss?
Vulture totem is an ally for you when you need to clean up some aspect of your life so that the cycles of life can continue. The value of vultures in our environment should not be underestimated. Vultures are scavenger animals, feeding on carcasses and keeping our environment free of decay and bacteria. They serve the ecosystem by consuming rotted meat that could be toxic to other animals. Vultures live in flocks and feed together on the carcass of a dead animal. When engaging in this behavior, the flock is called a wake.
Call on the energy of Vulture when you want to be more community-minded and mindful of the environment. Let Vulture’s scavenging actions be a model for community gatherings where all participants work together to care for the environment—clean up, recycle, and reduce waste.