As business owners, we are often victims of self-sabotage, we have to rely on ourselves to get shit done, to hit deadlines, to file our self-assessment and pay our taxes. With all of this to think about, our minds can become a chaotic place to be and it becomes a breeding ground for self-doubt and negative beliefs.

The real kicker is that we often don’t realise these negative self-beliefs and doubts are forming until they start to get in the way of what we want. We hit roadblocks and obstacles that stop us from growing or progressing and we assume it’s because we aren’t capable, but it’s this very mindset that caused the obstacles in the first place.

So how do you know if the problems you are currently facing are caused by your own mentality? What tarot cards should you look out for during your readings, that tell you what you’re facing can be solved by a mindset shift?

Seven of Pentacles


The Seven of Pentacles is one of the most common cards I see for ambitious, career driven people. When we are working super hard, we want to be able to see the results of all that hard work, but it’s not always instantaneous.

Patience is key when it comes to being a business owner and solopreneur. We need to be able to trust that the work we put in will pay off in the long run, but many of us get frustrated and give up before our efforts have the chance to blossom.

This card is a sign that your impatience is the cause of your frustration and you need to trust that you will reap the rewards, when the time is right and it’s most beneficial to both you and your business.


Eight of Swords


The Eight of Swords is one of the ultimate ‘you’re doing it to yourself sis’ self sabotage cards. You’re completely oblivious to how your thoughts are keeping you prisoner and instead, it feels like the entire world is against you.

It feels like no matter what you do, nothing seems to go right you can’t find the right path. What you need to do to solve this is take a step back, stop trying to fight against the tide and go inwards. Take a look at your thoughts and analyse how they could be effecting you in the present.

There’s no point struggling against our thoughts, we need to learn to live with them, so mindfulness is your best friend in this moment. Work with your thoughts and you’ll see how those shackles fall away and life will start to get a lot easier.


Seven of Cups


The Seven of Cups highlights our lack of focus and indecision. It shows us that we are trying to give our time and attention to too many things and because of that, we are finding it hard to zone in on a specific direction and intention.

The best way to combat the Seven of Cups energy, is getting serious with intention setting. You need to decide what is really important to you in this present moment. Think about prioritising everything that you’re currently drawn towards and distribute your focus accordingly. Listen to your gut, what is it saying to you?

This will help you to set a goal and objective and give you more focus in your work. Keep this intention setting going by setting smaller, daily intentions.


Four of Cups


The Four of Cups shows us that we are not practicing gratitude like we should. Our lack of gratitude is causing us to be unhappy and frustrated with where we are presently. We are so focused on what we don’t have, that we aren’t appreciating everything we’ve achieved so far.

This happens to all business owners at some point. We get so consumed with reaching a certain goal or constantly moving forward, that we paint ourselves into a corner. We forget to enjoy the journey and want to rush right to the end, ignoring everything we achieve along the way.

With the Four of Cups, it is time to put gratitude into action. We need to sit down and think about all we’ve done, what we’ve been through and what we’ve overcome. Be grateful for everything the universe has given us so far.


Wheel of Fortune


How often do you actually go with the flow? It’s something that’s hard to do when you’re a solopreneur. With everything relying on us, we can develop an overwhelming need to control every tiny detail, in fear that all we’ve built will crumble if we don’t.

Controlling every area of our business can be exhausting though, it can cause stress and lead to us worrying about the things that are not in our control. We need to learn that we can’t direct every part of our business and some things need to be left up to chance.

When the Wheel of Fortune pops up, it’s time to address this overwhelming need to control and loosen our grip. Allow things to play out and trust that the universe has our best interest at heart.




Inner judgement, something that can fuel self sabotage. The pressures we put on ourselves will weigh us down and when everything grinds to a halt, it’s time to look inwards to identify the issue.

We can be very hard on ourselves when we are trying to grow and run our own businesses. It’s not easy to be a solopreneur, yet we ask a lot from ourselves anyway. Remember that you’re doing the best you can and if things feel like a struggle, it may be because you are asking too much from yourself.

Write yourself an achievement list and think about the ways you’ve grown and developed as a business owner. Be proud of your achievements and recognise how far you’ve come.


The Hanged Man


The Hanged Woman (hanged man in Rider Waite-Smith decks) is a sign that we need to stop pushing forward, stop forcing progress and just take a moment to reflect.

This is one of my favourite cards to get, because it is permission to take a break, rest and just pause for a while. We don’t always have to be achieving the next big thing, sometimes it’s enough to just enjoy the position you’ve created for yourself in the present.

The Hanged Woman is a clear message that the universe needs you to just stay where you are right now. Now is not the time to be taking risks or facing challenges, just be still and enjoy life.

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