The Fu Yin Code

“The wound is the place where the Light enters you.”

The standard definition of 伏吟 Fu Yin is emotional pain. The below theory is true when you already have an existing Fu Yin in your natal chart. If you don’t and it comes in from the luck pillar or annual/month pillar, its intensity is greatly reduced. Maybe just to lightly shake you, not break you.

Theoretically, a Fu Yin is a full duplicate of any of your pillars and it represents heartbreaking events especially involving the day and the hour [Internal], the kind that is meant to tear your heart up. Trying to pin point the actual event is not that straightforward as it involves what/where your heart and soul lies to begin with. But the general feeling is to have every single mistake or regret you have keep replaying in your head for you to reflect on.

While Fan Yin is the harshest Countering, Fu Yin can be taken as the harshest Self star, the biggest question of “Who Am I?“. After all it is a general perception that people who has a Fu Yin in the natal chart leans towards the egocentric and an ongoing identity issue. This forced self reflection to break open your heart in order to face yourself and find your soul. I don’t see a need to find ways to avoid this, the ultimate aim is actually to invent a brand new you. You 2.0.

There are a few configurations to this but I’m only going to highlight those that involve your day master because that is the one that will hit you the most. While some debate that the Hour pillar is equally important, I do agree but ultimately the Day represents you and the Hour is your mind. When the Fu Yin meets a Fan Yin, which can include physical harm, the day is most at risk.

  1. Day and Year: Affect early years in life, extended relatives, your friends and acquaintances, external circumstances. Screen Shot 2018-09-19 at 11.36.32 AM.png
  2. Day and Month: Affects 20s to mid 30s. Sense of animosity between you and your parents/siblings, events that shake your foundation. Screen Shot 2018-09-19 at 11.36.21 AM.png
  3. Day and Hour: Affects late life. Affects internal self, the mind, the belief system and most painful. Affects children later in life. Screen Shot 2018-09-19 at 11.36.09 AM.png

Having a Fu Yin in your chart doesn’t really mean anything unless activated. The important trigger point would be when a Fan Yin comes in from the luck/annual pillar or another Fu Yin. The only relief is when the stem or branch is combined away. Regardless, always stay positive and believe that everything happens for a reason.

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“By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest.”

17 thoughts on “The Fu Yin Code

    • Hi Edward, it can mean your thoughts and plans towards your career causes you a bit of distress, maybe it’s something you can’t really do or perform. Alternatively, it could be your immediate family who is always messing with your mind


  1. hi Mindy,
    my year pillar is Jia Zi and currently in a Jia Zi 10 years luck pillar. This december 2018 is also Jia Zi, meaning the Fu Yin effect will be activated, what would it represent in the reality? Please enlight, thanks!


    • Hi Wi Win,

      Just means that in that 1 month you suddenly feel a bit more emotional and you reflect back on all the mistakes you made some time back, most likely with your circle of friends or something in the distant past. Can also be something happens in your social circle that upsets you


  2. Hi Mindy. Just heard about Fu Yin. i have Daymaster Jia wood and Shen as my earthly branch in my natal chart. Felt positive as shen is auspicious this year. Then i noticed Shen in my luck pillar from 49-58. wow. Double happiness!!! Or is it? 🙂 Then i discovered about Fu Yin and there ended my joy 🙂 My previous luck pillar was a wei and so was my hour stem, and i was reminded of the emotional pain i went through those full 10 years. Now i am aware, i wanna deliberately do things differently to get out of it or at least accept it. maybe you could advice me how having a Fu Yin from 49-58 will impact me. What is the best way to set it aside or get over it? and what happens during the years the the shen is not auspicious. Thank you.
    PS still i am thankful fu yin is not in my natal chart 🙂


    • Actually FanYin/FuYin years or luck pillars are extremely good for achieving every single goal you have in mind be it career or business endeavors. Like an extra boost. It’s only not great emotionally and whatever you need to let go, just let it go 😉


  3. Hi Mindy,
    I was searching for Fu Yin and Punishment and ended in you blog. I’m loving it, great information you share with us here.
    I wonder if you can give me an insight on this one:
    My Hour Pillar is Wu Chen. We are entering in a Wu Chen month, wich form a Fu Yin with HP and also a Chen-Chen self-punishment. I’m a Ji You DM (just adding this information because i know Chen and You are friends, can mean something:)).
    What’s the major influence of this event?
    Also entering this year in a 10Luck Pillar Geng Chen, not Fu Yin but 10 years of self-punisment?
    Thank you in advance.


    • Hi Marisa,

      If you’re heavy in investments you have to lay low and play it cautious that month of you can lose big. Alternatively children can cause you some pain. It can also mean a return of something, maybe a friend, or an idea you left behind


  4. Thanks for your kind sharing. How about fuyin at month pillar and year pillar (yan earth & horse) ? What does it mean? Should we look at 5 elements to get more details? Tbanks


  5. Hi Mindy,
    May I ask that when you said the Fu Yin code on natal chart will only get activated when another Fu Yin or Fan Yin comes in from Annual/ Luck pillar, does it mean that it will get activate for the remaining life, or only the particular luck pillar or year only?


  6. Hi Mindy, love your blog, which I discovered recently. Thanks for sharing, there is always something to learn. This year I will be entering a Xin-Chou luck pillar which is fu yin with my hour pillar. It looks positive for me as I’m a strong Ding Day master but I’m concerned that this could indicate some issues for or with my kids. Since all elements are favorable to would this lessen the possible emotional pain? Thanks for your response.


    • Favourable Fuyin, especially when it doesn’t hit your day master can mean great achievements for that pillar, in this case your children. But you do need to guard against their health, especially mental health. So it can mean that while they achieve a lot at such a young age, they may not be able to take the pressure. Check on them once in awhile.


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