Chemical Composition: an Igneous Silica (volcanic glass)
about Apache Tears: Metaphysical Properties: Legend says they are the tears of Apache women who mourned the loss of their husbands in battle, when the cavalry drove them off a cliff. Comforts in times of grief. Also a stone of precision and analytical thought. Promotes forgiveness. Corresponding Astrological Sign:Aires
about Obsidian: Hardness: 6-7 Occurence: Obsidian occurs in volcanic lava flows, from silica-rich magma that has come to the surface.
Metaphysical Properties: Excellent for grounding and protection. Obsidian wards off negativity. Useful for introspection - helps one to see where changes need to be made within oneself. Corresponding Astrological Sign: Sagittarius Chakra: 1st - Root chakra