A beard could be such a mundane thing, but it can represent so many possible symbolisms in life. Dreaming of a beard could signify where you are now vibrationally, spiritually, and socially.
There could be varied meanings, and each is specific to what you are currently experiencing or thinking in your life.
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- What does a dream about a beard represent?
- Common Situations in which you dream of a beard
What does a dream about a beard represent?
Dreams about a beard do not have to be particular to men. Some women could dream about beards too. Here are some possible symbolisms to dreams about a beard.
Symbolic of masculinity
Of course, the most common one would be about masculinity. The beard is a symbol of a grown man. Dreaming of a beard could mean that you are thinking about your masculinity, how it affects your life, how you have conformed to convention regarding this.
You may be questioning some things, agreeing with some things, or maybe something is causing discomfort in you about this.
Symbolic of wisdom
The great sages of history were always depicted with beards. Even in popular literature, film, and other media, the wise old man always had a beard. Dreaming of a beard is symbolic of wisdom.
Maybe you are looking for this in your life. Maybe you have suddenly been infused with this. Maybe other people have given you wisdom and you deeply appreciate it.
Maybe now more than ever, you are seeking a deeper wisdom in your life, and find that it is essential to your happiness.
Symbolic of conventional gender roles
This is related to the beard being a symbol of masculinity. There may be gender roles that you have been forced to fulfill since you were young, and you have also involuntarily adhered to these things.
You may have caused undue pressure on yourself as well as on other people based on how you were conditioned. Right now it may be a time of questioning for you, and challenging these gender roles more.
This is a great awareness of how equal all human beings are, and your actions towards this end will be appreciated by big thinkers and the generations to come.
Symbolic of a disguise
A beard could also be seen as a disguise. Maybe you are trying to hide something about yourself that you fear will not be approved of by others.
Maybe there are parts about your life that you feel you are not comfortable in showing to others as blatantly because you do not want to be judged or looked at differently.
In some ways, you may also be acting inauthentically because of these fears. Try to understand what is causing your lack of confidence to be true to who you are and what you really want to show to the world, and tweak it little by little, so that you can eventually gain the confidence that you need.
Symbolic of handsomeness or beauty
The beard could also be a symbol of what is socially acceptable or desirable to look at. There could be a lot of conversation around you recently about what is beautiful or handsome, what is attractive and what is greatly approved of by others.
This could cause a lot of strife in you especially if you feel as if you do not conform to these standards. Do your best to strip away from these conventions and have your own definition of what being beautiful or handsome is.
Symbolic of strength
Sometimes, the beard could also be symbolic of strength or toughness. When a man has a beard, he looks foreboding – a force to be reckoned with.
Dreaming of a beard could mean that you have the strength in you to do what you really want to do. There are many ways that this could be manufactured but as long as you are comfortable and confident in what you are doing, then you should go ahead and keep doing it.
Symbolic of desire
The beard is not something that everyone has. A man can have it, or could be doing other things like taking supplements in order to grow it. You could hate it or you could love it, depending on your orientation.
A dream about a beard could be symbolic of desire – wanting to have one, not wanting to have one, or just thinking about what you could do in order to have voluminous hair like some people who have been very well-endowed and seem so abundant and strong in their representation of themselves.
Common Situations in which you dream of a beard
Dream of a man having a beard
This dream could mean that you want to seek wisdom, and want to access it more easily. It could also be representative of what you want to look like, or what you want to happen in your life.
In other ways, this could be representative of abundance – as hair is also a symbol of abundance and prosperity.
Dream of yourself having a beard
This dream is symbolizing something aesthetic that you want to achieve. Maybe you have been working on your look recently and want to alter something.
Maybe you want to make an impression that you haven’t been able to do before. Maybe there are things that you want to grow that are hard, or maybe even easy for you to grow.
You may want to look more handsome or beautiful. Or, you may want to look more masculine as well. What is the motivation behind this?
Do you feel that some people do not respect you, and looking more masculine via a beard would make you look more respected?
Do you feel that there are things that you need to change physically in order to be taken more seriously or in order to achieve some sort of approval from other people? These are all possibilities so try to see which one resonates with you the most.
Dream of a woman with a beard
This dream is challenging conventional notions of beauty. Women usually don’t have or grow beards, and those that do are considered ugly or points for ridicule.
Do you feel the same, or would you like to challenge this in your life? For sure, something may have happened that made you think or feel this way and that is why you are dreaming of a woman with a beard.
Dream of shaving your beard
A dream of shaving your beard means that you want to undergo a certain change in your life. Maybe you want to stir things up, or make them simpler.
Maybe you just want to clean up, and cleaning up your look in your dream is symbolic of that nod towards a simpler, less complicated life.
This could also be indicative of you wanting to strip off something in your life – be it a job, a relationship, a person, or some baggage that you have been carrying for a while.
Dream of growing a beard
This dream could be symbolic of you wanting to be wiser in your life. It could also be a symbol of wanting to conform to certain expectations of you. It could also be about your musings about your personal appearance and how you want to change things.
Dream of shaving someone else’s beard
Whose beard are you shaving? Is it someone you know? Is it a person you don’t know? Usually, when you dream of shaving someone else’s beard, it could mean that you want to change something in that person.
It could also mean that you want to control another person by this act of doing something to them or for them.
Most of the time, you feel that what you are doing is helpful to them that is why you want to do it or are so intent on taking action, but try to assess as well why you are so bent on gaining this kind of control.
Often, when you want to take charge of other people’s lives, it signifies a lack of control in your own.
This is a very profound way to look at it but is worth reflecting on – as dealing with it can give you true power and fulfillment, and let you be able to let go much easier of wanting to control others all the time.
Dream of putting on a fake beard
This dream could mean that you want to hide something, and that you have been for a long time. It could also mean that you actually want to come out with it already but are still scared of the repercussions.
If it is important to you, let it see the light of day. Other people don’t need to approve of your life in order for you to be happy.
There are lots of possible symbolisms to dreams about a beard, and many have to do with vanity, wisdom, and abundance.
Try to interpret the dream via what you are currently experiencing or feeling strong emotion about in your life so that you can be more accurate in its symbolism as well.
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