12 - Hanged Man
Spike in Glory's Clutches. In traditional tarot, this card represents sacrifice or a period of suspended animation. Our man Spike has experienced both. He was nearly killed by Glory for refusing to divulge the identity of the Key (Dawn), but was more than willing to give up his life for Buffy and her sister. And although he has professed his love to the Slayer, there is no movement on the romance front for him. He is waiting still.
If you get the Hanged Man in a reading, you're looking at a time of suspended action, frustration, delays, or sacrifice. Use this time to understand the nature of sacrifice and patience. To everything there is a season. Don't try to force your way to understanding. Surrender to the flow. No promises, but you just might get a kiss in the end.