I woke up thinking about missing stories... That things are intense for a lot of people, but we're not hearing their stories.
And I thought of reality shows. It seems (though I don't watch them), the idea is to "show" the cosmetic, the trivial or material.
We live in extreme times, but the narration is somehow off. Mercury in Scorpio is a translator that senses what's inauthentic in tone. And when something rings true, to the psychic roots.
So, I was having a ponder about Mercury in Scorpio, in its shadow time, about to go retro (Oct 21st). And seeing now that Jupiter is in a close trine to Mercury, for elaborating on what's meaningful, and what's gone unsaid. That faith and growth (Jupiter) can come from sustained focus on what's really happening, beyond the shiny, smiley facade.
This generous time to early December with Mercury in Scorpio can be one for sustained reflection. There may be a story that is dying to be expressed, or one that has the power to touch others deeply.
It's also favorable for investigation of anything that rings untrue. If veils part, and a deeper agenda revealed, then there's a real chance for emotional (and physical) security.
Henry David Thoreau has the quote: "There are a thousand hacking at the branches of evil to one who is striking at the root." This can be a time of striking the root, and in doing so, coming home.