Even if you yourself do not feel that the beard is a symbol of manhood, society certainly sees it that way. It proves that you’ve made it through puberty and have reached a state at which you can refer to yourself as a man. So what does this mean when you see a beard in your dream? It means that your dream is trying to recall your masculinity. If you are a man, a dream like this can be especially important to you.
When a man dreams of a beard it means that the man is recalling the latent sense of masculinity within them. In this day and age there are so many reasons that a person would have to not exercise their stereotypically masculine talents and abilities. We do not do as much logging or as much fighting or as much manual labor overall these days as we used to, and instead spend time on computers and typing. Less time is spent in communal with our natural male instincts so it is hard to really perceive oneself as being fully masculine, instead having to rely on a more modern picture of having a beer belly and watching copious amounts of football on TV. A dream like this sends the message that you want to express a more classic form of masculinity. Take up some lumberjacking in your spare time. It could be fun!
If you are a woman dreaming that you have a beard this suggests they you want to hold the same power that men do in society. Because beards are associated with men and men are associated with power, it only makes sense to think about women with beards in dreams as wanting that same power that men wield in society. To be fair, that power that men have is mostly inherited through the patriarchal systems in place today, what women really want is equality. The act of growing a beard in a woman’s dream means that she wants an equal level of power to that which is enjoyed by men.
Another thing that a beard implies in symbology is wisdom. If you have a beard in your dream it means you have reached some elevated level of understanding on a subject or concept that nobody else has. You are at a higher level than those that are around you in terms of your understanding and should be treated as such. It would be wise of you though, not to make any enemies by acting more intelligent than your friends. Just because you do know more about certain things does not mean you need to take a holier than thou approach to conversations. True wisdom also means knowing how to keep yourself grounded, mature, and responsible.
One final alternate interpretation of having a beard in your dreams is about your attitude curving more towards an individualistic slant. You want people to see you for who you truly are and you wear your heart on your sleeve. You also have a keens sense of style that others try to copy on occasion. Congratulations on being such a trendsetter in your scene.