Beard represents power, and length of life. In China, old aged men usually have very long beard, and in the West there is also a popular view that whiskers represent a person’s health.
Dreams about having a growing long beard not only hints career success and job promotion, it also means longevity in life. If one dreams about having a shorter beard, it means weakened power, prestige and status. If beard bents, it means career will fall into trouble and dilemma. If one’s beard is pulled out by someone else, it means his or her power and dignity is challenged.
Zhougong’s Dream Dictionary
In the Chinese culture, dream is linked with a virtual person called Zhougong after a popular book “Zhougong’s Dream Dictionary (周公解梦) which has been passed down from thousands of years ago. The book categorizes seven types of dream that people usually have during sleeping. With thousand of years’ history, Zhougong’s Dream Dictionary (周公解梦) has been popular in China as well as in the Chinese communities for its excellence in explaining different dreams, in particular those unusual and weird. While some believe that the book shows people’s superstition, others believe that the objects or scenes that show up in our dream have close relationship with what have happened within our body (e.g. health status), in daily life, or mental status.
Zhougong is an important character in the Chinese Confucian culture which had long dominated the Chinese culture. Zhougong was closely linked with the dream, and often dream has been as referred as Zhougong’s dream, meeting Zhougong is equivalent to sleeping or having a rest.