The Big Dipper is so pretty. Twinkling past the far edge of it is the North Star—Polaris.

—Ursula, "What You Will"

Big Dipper

The Big Dipper as seen from Ursula's window.

The Big Dipper is an asterism within the constellation Ursa Major. In the Little Witch Academia series, it is a symbol associated with the magic of the Shiny Rod and its wielders.

Related objects

Shiny Rod

Most notably, the Big Dipper is the model for the turquoise crystals embedded in the Shiny Rod. Each crystal represents a star in the Big Dipper corresponding with a Word of Arcturus, with seven in total.

Big Dipper Arch

Big Dipper Arch

The Big Dipper Arch.

The Big Dipper Arch is the entrance to the Fountain of Polaris, which only appears to a witch with an inner potential and hidden radiance.

Other Appearances

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  • The Big Dipper is seen at the beginning of the first opening intro.
  • Chariot flies in from the Big Dipper in her magic show.
  • Seen in the sky at the end of "The Fountain of Polaris".
  • In "Blue Moon", Ursula gazes out her window at the Big Dipper, thinking about her magic show as Shiny Chariot.
  • In "What You Will", Ursula hints that Akko should go to the Fountain of Polaris by mentioning the Big Dipper.
  • The Big Dipper is prominent in the sky and is reflected in Akko's eyes at the end of the "Chariot of Fire".
  • The Big Dipper is formed when Chariot receives the Shiny Rod during the flashback in "Wagandea", and also when the Shiny Rod returns to the sky in "Tree of Leaves".


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