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TOKYO: Japanese pop star Ayumi Hamasaki is going completely deaf, she said on her blog Team Ayu on Saturday.
Hamasaki, who is the best-selling Japanese solo artist of all time, has been deaf in her left ear since 2008.
But her right ear has now begun to weaken, the 38-year-old said. She was nauseous and had vertigo just before this year's concert tour.
"I was told after various hearing tests that my right ear (which has been working overtime to compensate for the deafness of my left ear) is quickly weakening," she wrote.
The prolific singer and performer said she felt lost after the revelation.
"I remember wondering how would I as a singer be able to cope with two useless ears. I was in the dark," she said.
Hamasaki's ear condition stemmed from a cold that she caught during her 2000 Act I concert tour.
She caught a cold and a ear infection, but continued touring after a few days in hospital.
Doctors told her to ease her exposure to loud noises, but she did not cancel or postpone any tour dates until much later. She also continued to work at a frenetic pace in the years after.
By 2008, she was deaf in her left ear. The queen of J-pop was thought to have tinnitus, a ringing in the ear that can be caused by constant exposure to sound.
Even now, she vows to continue performing.
Using Chinese Astrology Bazi, we can use it to identify potential illness from the chart based on her date of birth and time. Let's take a look at the Bazi chart including the birth time as presented.
The chart above is generated by our free bazi calculator.
From the Bazi chart, she is a Ding fire daymaster. There are Wu Earth, and Ji Earth with one Xin Metal on the heavenly stem. At the earthly branch, there is only one Wu Fire with Three You Metal. Such pattern also show Ayumi is easily prone to infection, inflammation issue.
Hearing and communication is govern by the Water element. Most clients that seek consultation with me that have potential hearing issue usually have their Bazi chart with lots of Earth countering Water element. That's when the hearing senses get damaged. Water element is only protected by Metal element, and thus the metal element in the chart should not be disturbed in order to exist as protection. We can observed the Wu fire basically destroys the three You metal in nature, and this is certainly not a good sign. In her luck pillar now, she is in Wu Earth and Wu Fire. This will amplifies the damages in this 10 years. One might wonder how did it get so serious in these two years primarily in 2016 and 2017?
The answer comes from the Bing fire in 2016 and Ding fire energy in 2017. When these energy are strengthened, fire counter metal in nature. With lack of metal, Wu earth can start to counter the water element. If left untreated and looking at the rest of her luck pillar, it is 100% possible Ayumi Hamasaki will go deaf fully. Normally Bazi chart with too much Earth or going through Earth luck pillar can start to experience hearing problem or doesn't possess strong hearing ability. This is worsen if Metal energy is completely gone.
I hope she takes her condition seriously as I'm sure her million fan base will be upset if she is deaf completely. Resting in a good sector energy in a good feng shui house can assist with the recovery process, although it takes time.
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