Color: translucent smoky brown to black
Chakra(s): root and navel
About the stone: Apache tears are 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: Apache tears 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.