Join the Goddess Full Moon Group for an almost Spring Full Moon in Virgo celebrating the Goddess Saraswati on Sunday, March 12 at 8pm eastern, the date of the Full Moon!
Brandi Auset and I lead the Goddess Full Moon Group every month, as well as some special Goddess Wheel celebrations, and it includes discussion of the featured Goddess, a guided meditation, and a chat with Q&A after the meditation.
Join us for a magical evening on March 12 of creativity, wisdom, and chanting with the Goddess Saraswati!
As the Hindu Goddess of knowledge, learning, and the creative arts, the Goddess Saraswati empowers the mind and all processes related to it. She is speech, understanding, insight, research, wisdom, music, education – the Shakti of all that enhances, elevates, and enables the mind. Her power extends through the spoken word and all subtle speech. Her influence reachs the highest spiritual realms and grounds into the practical and includes the power of discernment. Saraswati is the Shakti, creative power, of Brahma, the creator of the universe.
Her name means “the one who gives the essence (Sara) of our own selves (Swa)” and also “the flowing one”.
Saraswati is frequently depicted with four arms, a carved stringed instrument called a veena (an Indian lute), a book, and a mala or rosary. She is surrounded by swans and a peacock. The sari that She wears is usually white, as is the lotus that She sits upon to remind us of Her purity.
Shakti Goddesses with four arms usually represent the influence within the practical, physical world and also within the spiritual world. Saraswati’s four arms denote Her omnipresence and omnipotence. In Her rear hand (above), She holds the mala or rosary. The mala symbolizes Saraswati’s connection with mantra, focus, meditation, and the idea that the love and devotion of mantra can unite us with Goddess/God. The book is the representation of the Ancient Vedas, the earliest Indian scriptures.
Resources for Saraswati:
Awakening Shakti – the Transformative Power of the Goddesses of Yoga by Sally Kempton
Shakti Mantras – Tapping into the Great Goddess Energy Within by Thomas Ashley-Farrand
Shakti – Realm of the Divine Mother by Vanamali
Shakti Coloring Book by Ekabhumi Charles Ellik
Items to Honor Saraswati and for the Altar:
Throat Chakra Collection from Ampl Creations (custom jewelry)
Saraswati Goddess Mist by Red Wholistic
Shakti Blessings Activation Mist by Red Wholistic
Shakti Rising Activation Mist by Red Wholistic
Throat Chakra Oil by Daughters of Isis
Saraswati Ashi Box by Heather Murphy
Saraswati is one of the Goddesses that I feature for my Custom Goddess Journey Boxes.