Yesterday, Wednesday, April 14, 2010, marked the completion of the purchase of a new building in Colonia Fin de Semana, Madrid.
As Carlos Martínez, president of the Taoist Tai Chi Society of Spain, wrote in a memo to the Society’s directors, “This happened after long negotiations with the banks and owners, after feasibility studies for this purchase were conducted by the Society, after talks, meetings, and collecting suggestions and opinions from members of different boards at the national and international levels. We have reached a happy ending in achieving our goal of making possible the purchase of this building for the International Taoist Tai Chi Society and all its members.
“It is my wish and the rest of the national board to thank the care, concern and support in the negotiations and the financial support provided to the Taoist Tai Chi Society of Spain in order to carry out the purchase. Special thanks to the Board of the Fung Loy Kok Institute of Taoism, in particular, to its president Marsha Eberhardt, and to the Board of Directors of the International Taoist Tai Chi Society, especially to its president, Karen Laughlin, for the trust they have put in us from the outset in this project.”
Martínez considers the inspiration for the successful completion of this challenging project to have come from Master Moy. What’s more, luck was on their side, as April 14 was the start of a new moon. Madrid member Rebecca MacSween read the following passage about the significance of a new moon at the entrance to the new building after the deed was signed:
The New Moon (14th of April, 2010)
The new moon signifies rebirth.
During the new moon it is recommended to weed your garden and prune yellowed leaves. Also, it is a good time to fertilize and plow soil. As well, it is the optimal phase for seeding grass, if there is rain. It is the ideal moment for all things related to increase, to growth, to birth, to initiating new cycles and new projects.