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Faces are important because we use them to recognize each other. A face reveals a person’s character, emotionality, health and personality. A face can show you whether a person is happy or sad, friendly or hostile, healthy or sick. Any dream involving a face, whether your own or someone else’s, refers to your tendency to hide from a normal life. The face symbolizes the waking life.


We rarely see the face as our own, but rather as someone else’s. The actual expression on the face shows our true reflection, and our perception of the way that others see us. If you have not seen the person's body, just the face, this shows that you may encounter difficulties in your waking life.


In your dream you may have...


  • Seen your face.
  • Seen somebody else’s face.
  • Seen a familiar face.
  • Seen an unknown face.
  • Encountered a man or woman with no face.
  • Seen a very scary face.
  • Seen your face reflected in water.
  • Seen a friendly face.
  • Seen a veiled or covered face.
  • Seen a monkey face.
  • Seen a very beautiful face.
  • Washed your face.
  • Seen your face in a mirror.
  • Encountered another face wearing make-up.


Positive changes are afoot if...


  • The face was smiling in the dream.
  • The face revealed your own emotions.
  • The face revealed your joy and happiness.


Detailed dream interpretation...


If in your dream you are confronted by an accusing look on the expression of the face, you can be sure that you are hiding away some type of disapproval. You may also see some type of dirty or scary face in your dream. This suggests that you hold some type of shame for a situation. Happy smiling faces suggest that you are inwardly content and have good reason to be optimistic in your life.


A face represents your own level of honesty. If the face is smiling, this is a sign of friendship and joy. Unknown faces indicate that you will change your house or your job. A beautiful face means a restless mind and soul. The face of a monkey in your dream is a sign that you are capable of giving a lot of love.


A furious face is a symbol of integrity. A face covered with a veil means that your family is hiding something from you. Washing your face suggests that you will be sorry and you will have regrets in regard to something in your waking life. Seeing your own face in a mirror is a good sign referring to consideration and honor from your boss. However if you see your face reflected in water it is a bad omen, predicting hate and disagreement. Dreaming of a face wearing make-up means you will lose money.


A dream about a man without a face is a sign of mystery that reveals a possible threat, such as the dishonesty of somebody close to you. But the man without a face can represent the dreamer if the appearance is of the same sex. You could have such a dream if you have been humiliated in your waking life. It could be your subconscious’ way of expressing the loss of identity.


No face can mean that you have to deal with an important issue in your life, and you are hesitant about it. This could refer to a past situation that keeps coming back to haunt you. A man without a face could suggest your fear of facing the situation, but it can also let you know that someone has betrayed you. If the man without the face in your dream is trying to hurt you, this means that your past is affecting your future, and it is time to stop living in the past and begin enjoying the present.


Feelings that you may have encountered during a dream of a face…

Curious. Interested. Happy. Sad. Humiliated. Terrified. Optimistic. Hesitant.