The Thursday Night Tarot


NOW IN ITS 70th YEAR, THE THURSDAY NIGHT TAROT meets on Thursdays from 7 to 9 PM in San Francisco. All are welcome on any evening. There are no prerequisites and no start date. The class is free, in keeping with ancient custom. A “pass the hat” bag is available for voluntary contributions.




THE THURSDAY NIGHT TAROT has been discussing ancient and universal wisdom since 1950. Started by Jason Lotterhand, a friend and student of Paul Foster Case, The Thursday Night Tarot was led by Jason’s long time associate and editor, Arisa Victor, following Jason’s retirement in 1992. In 1999, Arisa asked Tanya Joyce to lead the group.


About Tanya


Tanya Joyce’s interest in spiritual life began early.  As an elementary school student, she and friends started an “Angels’ Club,” drawing pictures of angelic beings and Halloween spirits.  She and her friends also discussed differences in foods eaten by differing faiths.  In college, Tanya discovered the inclusiveness of Taoism.  After moving to San Francisco, she learned principles of the I Ching and, later, discovered tarot.


Prior to studying tarot and cabala with Jason Lotterhand and Arisa Victor, Tanya had a solid grounding in Asian and European metaphysics.  She stuied Medieval literature with scholar and novelist, John Gardner, and Old and Middle English with linguist-folklorist Niel K. Snortum.  Tanya presented papers on scholarly topics, including the making of Medieval books, and the teaching manual called “The Cloud of Unknowing.”


She attended workshops with Basil Pennington, O.C.S.O., and Matthew Fox, O.P.


Her more recent explorations of Tibetan art and Mongolian spirituality add to the mix.




Directions and Specifics on Request


Call (510) 428-0606


or email Tanya at


Coming Soon:

Workshops, Seminars, and Public Events


What’s New!

Intro to TNT

Studying Tarot – the Thursday Night Tarot Way

Painting, Poetry, Tarot

Dedicated to the creativity in every individual.


Site updated 09 Mar 2020