Saraswati has been showing her Benzaiten-face of late, and in particular a very, very intense version of that part of herself. She has been manifesting as the wild, intense energy of the storm and the dragon. This isn’t any less of who she is than the graceful, veena-playing goddess – remember, in the Rig Veda, the poets characterized her as a mighty flood that broke the backs of mountains.
However, I have been somewhat unnerved by the suddenness of the change. It was exceptionally eerie to me, until I looked at the calendar and realized that it’s hurricane season. A quick internet search has revealed that there has been a record level of tropical storm activity this year, including (as of this writing) three category 4 hurricanes at once in the Northeast Pacific.