Mask Dream Meaning

A person holding a black full-face mask out in front of their face.

Similar Dreams: Infection, Hospital, Unknown, Hero

Dreaming about a mask often highlights the appearance you present to others and your subconscious concerns about it.

A mask is a symbol in both the waking and dream world that covers something. If you experience a mask in your dream, what is being covered? Who is doing the covering? Is it you?

Perhaps you are withholding information or yourself from someone in your life, that person would be involved with you in your dream in some way. Even if you do not see them in your dream, chances are you will have a sense of who the mask is for in the dream.

Dreaming of Masks & Covid-19

During 2020, our understanding of masks in our dream and waking world has completely changed. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, wearing a mask has gone from a casual occurrence to something you cannot leave the house without.

While masks can have a significant meaning in our dreams, we may not want to overanalyze this as a common answer for what these stress dreams mean relates to pandemic anxiety. The uncertainty of the world releases its negative energy in our dreams, meaning that even though masks are effective and safe, your dreams may express different feelings or experiences with them due to fear.

For example, you dream that you are at the grocery store and you can’t find your mask or that someone close to you refuses to wear a mask. This can all be tied to our real-life fears and anxieties.

It’s been a hard time, so if you are having this kind of dream, you may take this as a sign that it is time to take some time away from social media and the news for some de-stressing and mental relaxation.

An unused medical mask sits on a blue background.

Dreaming Of Wearing A Mask

Wearing a mask in a dream may be a sign that you are having feelings or insecurities with how others perceive you, and prefer to wear a mask to keep that part of you undisclosed for the time being.

Look for clues in your dream as to what part of yourself is being hidden in the real world, these context and detail clues will give you a place to start. The feelings and people in your dream will be very revealing in terms of what specifically the mask is pointing your attention to.

Has this dream happened again and again? Check out the meaning of recurring dreams.

Want more? Get more dream interpretations in the Astrology Answers Dream Dictionary.

Dreaming About Being Forced to Wear A Mask

If you dream that you are being forced to wear a mask by others then it is a sign that you may be losing your sense of self in your waking life.

This type of dream may highlight feelings of helplessness and frustration. There is a lack of control in this dream. Someone or something is making you do something against your will and it may be your subconscious mind’s way of telling you that there is an aspect of your waking life where you feel you are losing control over who you are.

Dreaming About Other People Wearing Masks

If you dream that it is other people who are wearing the masks in your dream then this may be an indication that you feel someone is hiding something from you.

It can also be an indication that someone is not being their true selves with you and this type of dream is a warning to you to be vigilant of those you associate with.

To dream that others are wearing masks can generate feelings of mistrust and this may be a sign that you do not trust others easily. You may be fearful of putting your trust in others in case they betray or disappoint you in some way. The mask-wearing of others in this type of dream points to underlying fears of trust and security issues.

Learn more about Dream Interpretation here.

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