This crystal art piece depicts the first of the Chinese zodiac animals poised confidently atop a brilliantly multicolored and richly symbolic ear of corn. The design is endearing, and it also alludes to the cultural significance of the rat zodiac. The rat is the first zodiac animal of the cycle, making it a natural leader and pioneer. According to legend, it is also the animal responsible for sharing the harvest of five crucial grains with humans: Among those grains is the corn—a vital life force of both the Old World and the New. This little zodiac friends is not to be underestimated, for it is the bearer of riches and fortune. With that abundance, we wish ourselves and our loved ones a promising and fortunate future.