۞ Apache Tear is the Birthstone of 16°-17° Virgo and the 16th of Elul.
۞ On the 16th of Elul, 5625 (1865 C.E.), Rabbi Abraham Isaac Kook was born. He was the first Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi of the British Mandatory Palestine, a Jewish thinker, Halakhist, Kabbalist as well as a renowned Torah scholar.
۞ Apache Tears help those who feel trapped in physicality to find the joy in physical experience. [Naisha Ahsian]
۞ Apache Tears are a variety of Obsidian, a silica- rich, glassy volcanic rock with a water content of less than one percent. [Robert Simmons]
۞ Apache Tears can be excellent talismans of protection from all sorts of negative forces. They raise one’s level of psychic attunement, so one can ‘feel’ the approach of threatening persons, situations or energies. [Robert Simmons]
۞ The Apache Tear unlocks emotion and frees the spirit from lower energies. [Marina Costelloe]
۞ It is said that whoever owns an Apache Tear will never have to cry again, for it helps us to grieve our losses and move on. [Teresa Kennedy]
۞ Traditionally said to be the tears Native American women shed for their men, Apache Tear heals grief, providing insight into the source of distress and promoting forgiveness. [Judy Hall — Encyclopedia]
۞ The Apache Tear gently brings up emotional negativity for transmutation and is excellent for absorbing negative energy and protecting the aura. [Judy Hall — Encyclopedia]
۞ The Apache Tear provides an energy to stimulate analytical capabilities and precision. [Melody]
۞ The Apache Tear stimulates spontaneity and facilitates the removal of barriers which are self-limiting. [Melody]
۞ The Apache Tear is said to expel venom of snakebite. [Melody]