Welcome to the board dude!
I concur with the other experienced folks on the board here; get to know the grain of your own face by experimentation and experience.
You can get wrapped up in N, E, W, S passes. I've found that my last pass should go against the grain and on different parts of my face that could mean S to N while 1/2" away it can mean E to W
"...and today I said, "[I][B]let there be lather[/B][/I]", created lather, and there was lather; I saw the lather, and it was good" :a2: