12 apostles, 12 signs of the zodiac

Rusty Neon

In Alain Bocher's _Cahiers du Tarot, Volume 2_ in his chapter entitled "The Twelve Apostles of the Zodiac" (in which he draws associations between the 12 apostles and 12 of the major arcana cards), I found this quotation to be quite interesting, given that it's from one of the Early Church Fathers.

It's a quotation from Church Father St. Clement of Alexandria (2nd century A.D.), citing Théodote.

"The twelve Apostles have in the Church the place that the twelve signs of the Zodiac have in Nature, because, as the Signs govern sub-lunar Beings, and preside over the generation of beings, the twelve Apostles preside over the regeneration of souls."