What are sun signs and rising sign?

See the June 27, 2022 entry for discussion of Western and Eastern sun signs. 

The Sun or solar sign is based on the day and month that you were born and is aligned with the seasons. 

Rising sign: If you were to look on the eastern horizon on the date and time of your birth, the constellation that you would see is your rising or ascending above the horizon is your rising sign. The stories associated with this group of stars would describe how the world sees you— the personality that you project to the world. 

A person living in Moscow, born at the same time as a person living in Lima, will see different constellations along their respective eastern horizons. That is one reason that people born on the same date and time are different.