She is the Goddess who flows as language, insight, and sound.
The Goddess of Flow:
As water the sustainer of life. Water through rivers, taps, the water of the womb. All life needs water all water needs to flow. The moon governs the tides of the oceans, the cycle of women. The flow of music from one note to another. creative movement, she is the creative inspiration, the inner impulse.
At her subtlest Saraswati loves in that pulsing space at the root of sound, where silence gives birth to creative possibilities.
In the beginning there was chaos. Everything existed in a formless, fluid state. "How do I bring order to this disorder?" wondered Brahma, the creator. "With Knowledge", said Devi.
Dressed in white Devi emerged from Brahma's mouth riding a swan as the goddess Saraswati. "Knowledge helps man find possibilities where once he saw problems." Said the goddess. Under her tutelage Brahma acquired the ability to sense, think, comprehend and communicate. He began looking upon chaos with eyes of wisdom and thus saw the beautiful potential that lay therein.
Brahma discovered the melody of mantras in the cacophony of chaos. In his joy he named Saraswati, Vagdevi, goddess of speech and sound.The sound of mantras filled the universe with vital energy, or prana. Things began to take shape and the cosmos acquired a structure: the sky dotted with stars rose to form the heavens; the sea sank into the abyss below, the earth stood in between.
Gods became lords of the celestial spheres; demons ruled the nether regions, humans walked on earth. The sun rose and set, the moon waxed and waned, the tide flowed and ebbed. Seasons changed, seeds germinated, plants bloomed and withered, animals migrated and reproduced as randomness gave way to the rhythm of life.
Brahma thus became the creator of the world with Saraswati as his wisdom.
When to invoke Saraswati:
She is the deity you invoke when you just need some help with communication.
A Saraswati woman is unconventional not because they are trying to break the rules but because they don’t see the rules as being there in the first place.
How to invoke Saraswati:
You can’t control her. Anyone who sits in silence trying to shut off the mind will tell you that her creative flow is often endless...a tap that won’t shut off.
You can only flow with her. Using a mantra or your own awareness as a boat you can steer along those channels that lead to expansion and joy rather than suffering and constriction
Too much communication there is overload, too little as we lack communication
For details on how to invoke Saraswati's energy and to work with contemplations visit Sally Kempton's book "Awakening Shakti"