“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.
- Day and Year: Affect early years in life, extended relatives, your friends and acquaintances, external circumstances.
- Day and Month: Affects 20s to mid 30s. Sense of animosity between you and your parents/siblings, events that shake your foundation.
- Day and Hour: Affects late life. Affects internal self, the mind, the belief system and most painful. Affects children later in life.
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.
“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.”