Dreaming about masks can be a metaphor for some form of deceit, which is typically hidden behind the mask. For example, who’s wearing it, and how do you perceive them?
Masks in dreams often signify deception or misunderstanding. The wearer may have good intentions, but because their emotions aren’t visible through the barrier that represents themselves, others perceive them to be something other than what they indeed are on the inside (e.g., a caring friend).
If the dream depicts yourself wearing a mask, consider who you interact with inside of it. The mask foretells that you are trying to be someone else to impress or deceive others. You may feel ashamed and guilty about not expressing your true thoughts or feelings to pretend like everything is okay when it’s not.
A mask should be worn when you feel temporarily lost or when your intentions may not come across the way they were initially meant.
If one cannot take off a glued-on mask in a dream, it suggests having forgotten who they are and how to interact with others without being misunderstood due to their true identity hidden by another’s face on the outside of them.
When you wear a mask in your dream, it means that you or someone else is trying to hide something about yourself or themselves, respectively. If they forcibly remove your mask for some reason (you can probably think of one), then it symbolizes that all the respect or admiration you had for them has vanished into thin air - just like their disguise.
Dreams of masquerade masks may denote deceptive pleasures in your life. You might be lying to yourself about certain situations and opting for pleasurable events that are not right for you, such as living beyond your means to “match” with a richer friend’s lifestyle even though it is just an illusion.
A dream of wearing a black mask could suggest that you want to be mysterious. Whereas a white one indicates that it’s possible for someone else to think that you look more innocent than they otherwise would have thought.