Do You Have a New Zodiac Sign?

January 14, 2011

So apparently there's a new star sign in town, and the astrological changes seem to have gotten the YouTube community pretty worked up.

Over 500 videos (and counting) containing the keyword "ophiuchus" have been posted to the site today. As of writing, topics related to the new sign composed all top 5 topics on Google Trends and, this morning, "new zodiac sign" was among our spiking searches on YouTube.

Most of the users posting their reactions are not pleased. Here's a playlist:

(Use the arrows to navigate between videos or watch them all here. We've also pulled out some below.)

The ghost of famous astronomer and author Carl Sagan has also weighed in on the issue: