Ocean dream meanings


When you keep dreaming about tides in the ocean (recurring dream of the cyclic rise and fall of the water in the ocean), this indicates the passage of the time as well as the change of feelings and mixed emotions.

Denise Lynn (short):

Short interpretation of the ocean in dreams by Denise Lynn

The dream of the ocean represents the unlimited power of intuition. The meaning depends on the water conditions:

  • Quiet, calm ocean demonstrates the tremendous inner strength, as well as the emotional and spiritual balance;
  • Turbulent, restless ocean requires you to have a great courage on a journey to the calm waters through the emotional storm;

Denise Lynn (detailed):

Detailed interpretation of the ocean in dreams by Denise Lynn

Ocean symbolizes life, your subconscious mind and a great intuitive power within you. You should try to go deeper into the primitive wisdom that lies in you and you should also trust the intuition you have.

It can be said much more about your dream depending in what condition it was: was it calm and quiet, or was it stormy? Consider, that quiet and calm ocean demonstrates emotional and spiritual balance, ability to stay focused no matter what kind of circumstances you are surrounded by. Turbulent, stormy ocean represents your inability to control and manage the simplest situation.

Maya civilization:

Dream meanings about ocean in Mayan culture

Good omen:

If you dream that you are swimming in the ocean, it means that in the near future you will get great offer. The offer which the dreams predicts you about will be heard as soon as you will wash your hands in the ocean.

Bad omen:

If you dreamed that you saw the storm in the ocean, it means that you should be aware, as you might get blackmailed by someone. To avoid this – you have to spend the whole night somewhere near the water (river, ocean, lake).

Medicine Wheel:

General meaning:

The quickly rushing waves of the ocean tell that you are in a phase of rapid changes in interests, a threshold in life have achieved, in which you’ll let go of all control and enjoy yourself at the flow of life force.

Huichol shamans:

Dreaming of white foam on ocean waves signify love, creation; Dreaming about walking on ocean’s water shows that you want to create something new.

New Family dreambook:

Ocean meanings in dreams by New Family Dreambook

If you dreamed of the ocean that is calm – it’s a good sign. If the sailor enjoying a good and pleasurable voyage – prosperity in business.

If you dreamed that you were sailing and heard the waves crashing on the boards – you might get in trouble when it comes to dealing with business or family problems.

According to New Family dreambook, if the dreamer is watching the waves that are crashing into each other, such dream signifies the escape from the intrigues of the enemies.

The ocean that is shoaling, represents health and well-being disturbed by the sorrows and difficulties. It means that you will have to pass the negativities to reach satisfaction in all aspects of great health.

Old English dreambook:

  • To see the ocean that is calm – a good sign.
  • If the ocean is stormy – a bad omen.

To dream that you are floating on the calm surface of the ocean foretells about the end of something old, which caused you negative feelings. You should prepare yourself for happiness, new journey in life where everything will go according to your wishes. The dream also symbolizes new upcoming love to someone special you will meet or already met. For lovers this dream promises a delightful courtship, directly and honestly leading to the harbor of marriage.

It is known that if the sailor dreams of the calm ocean it has completely different meaning than those who are not sailors. If the sailor dreams of the calm ocean – in reality he might get in trouble while being in voyage, but if he dreams of the stormy ocean, it foretells about successful journey.

S. Freud dreambook:

Psychoanalytical interpretation of dream about ocean by Sigmund Freud (Jewish atheists, father of psychoanalysis)

If you dreamed of the ocean, and you are a man, it means that your ability to make sexual intercourse is limited, even if you did not notice it. The dream foretells that you should learn how to delay early ejaculation, as it will help to prolong the satisfaction and pleasure and also you will be able to avoid the conflict with your partner. The time is needed to learn how to control yourself, but the results will leave you and your partner satisfied completely. Consider what thoughts and movements could make you start to improve with delaying the early ejaculation.

If the woman dreamed of the ocean, it means that there is a very strong feelings towards
some men.

Old Persian dreambook:

To see endless ocean in the dream – lots of money, huge increment within your hard work.

M. Ibn Sirin dreambook:

Islamic dream’s meanings and interpretations about ocean by Muslim interpreter of dreams Muhammad Ibn Sirin

Dreaming about walking on the water in the ocean indicates good spiritual standing, undivided religious attention and powerful belief. Such act in the dream is quite divine ability and also shows strong confidence, complete assurance and solid judgment after deep considerations.

Vedic Sivananda dreambook:

Dreaming about ocean is explained in Vedic Hinduism by spiritual teacher Sivananda

Life will be the same as the ocean, seen in a dream. Quiet and peaceful it would be if the ocean is calm, restless – if it is stormy.

Lofa dreambook:

By Lofa dreambook the ocean is the foundation of all life on Earth.

According to Lofa dreambook, the ocean is the place of creativity, fertility and birth. People know that they are inseparable from water and are depended on it. Therefore, the meaning of this dream could also be related to the ideas of Darwinism, which foretells about natural selection.

Many people associating the ocean with various forms of entertainment: ship cruises, yachts, scuba diving, which were not accessible to people in the past. Therefore, some people dream of the water only because of the associations with fun and entertainment and not because of relation to life and fertility.

There is also known that some people have phobia of water, therefore the ocean would be associated only with bad feelings. For these kind of people the ocean would mean the fear and apprehension of something they are afraid of. Consider, what kind of life you have at the moment and what is it that you are afraid of?

Hasse dreambook:

Oceans in the dream by Hasse represents distance.

Ivanov dreambook:

Oceans in dreams by G. Ivanov can be interpreted as the ability to hide the affairs.

The Lover’s dreambook:

A dream in which you see a calm ocean, foretells about peace and love. For the lovers this dream promises pleasure and satisfaction in each other’s company.

If you can hear the waves beat against the side of the boat which you are sailing, it signifies issues and disagreements with your family.

To dream of the ocean that is becoming shallower signifies loneliness. The dream foretells you that you will become bored and not interested anymore with the activities you are doing.

Zimi dreambook:

  • Usually the ocean in a dream symbolizes greatness. Perhaps you are waiting for some very important event.
  • To swim in the ocean – a sign of great deeds and achievements.
  • The waves of the ocean signifies great excitement and feelings associated with some very important things or events;
  • To dream of an ocean tide – a sign of approaching something big and important;
  • To dream of rising level of the ocean, rising water or rising tide (tidal wave, high water, high tide) – a sign of approaching something big and important;
  • To dream of falling ocean tide or falling level of ocean (low tide, low water of the ocean) – means that the expected event, which you had plans to go, will not happen or will be delayed.

Wanderer dreambook:

According to the Wanderer’s dreambook the ocean represents a long journey ahead.

Psychoanalytic dreambook:

Oceans is the matrix of all creation. In the dream the ocean represents gloomy mood and mystical energy of the psyche.

The depths of the ocean represents something that can not be reached or comprehended, especially the depth of the unconscious. The dream also shows how the dreamer is struggling to fight the evil.

Man’s dreambook:

Dream interpretations of ocean for men in Man’s Dream Book

  • To see the ocean in your dream – represents traveling for business purposes;
  • To walk into the ocean – upcoming sensational experience;
  • To travel with the ship on the stormy ocean – soon you will expect arguments with your family and relatives.

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  1. I was in the ocean on a sunny day looking for clams and lobster. I caught sight of something in a sand hole, and I was peering in, trying to determine if it was something I could catch.

    When I looked up I realized I had wandered too far, and was surrounded by fog. I peered into the fog and became fearful that I had wandered too near to the cliffs. If a big wave suddenly came, I would be crushed.

    I peered out to sea through the fog and saw that the tide was low and the waves were far away. I was suddenly very tempted to go into the foggy ocean, looking for clams that I was sure to find. But an overwhelming fear overcame me and I ran away from the cliffs, the waves and the fog.

    When the fog began to clear, I looked back. The cliffs were ominous and the fog was thick where I had been. I felt like I had escaped something deadly.

  2. In my dream is was night time about 2 in the morning. I was in a house floating on calm water (the ocean) the mood was so peaceful. I remember going into my room to open up a window and listening to the sound the ocean and seeing the beautiful water and feeling the breeze! Can someone tell me what this dream could mean?

  3. I did not see myself but I was standing in front of what seemed like and endless ocean. The sky was a deep blue and the entire ocean was white and so bright that it made the tips of the waves golden. I could feel the spray on my face and smelled the salt air. But the sun was almost white and the entire picture that I saw were these glowing white waves, no other color, as they raged and crashed, over and over into the surf.

  4. I dream I was in the ocean seating down by it with family next to it was a hotel he was a hotel beach some went up to the hotel and I see a big wave storm the water was coming u jump went inside the hotel went up looking for some of my family took them went up stairs with them saw the sea water coming inside the hotel stairs but the water then come to us but my sister was down the beach dint see her he was like tsunami

  5. I dreamt a big tide like sunamy was coming, i was in a high wood house/tree with a man in a romantic way watching the Tide coming (blue pretty ocean/waters) but never saw the tide hit anything. We went down and the waters were calm and as blue as the big tide. A marriage was taking place before the big tide, they got married and were happy nothing happened to the people on the beach. what this means?

  6. In my dream I was on ocean side property surrounded by the ocean. We would swim in the ocean and try to surf but would have to get out when the tide rose. As I stepped back to watch it the tide was right next to my “home” and rose rapidly and decreased rapidly but it was a calm feeling, no fear.

  7. I dreamt that i was at the ocean with people around, i was floating on a calm surface in the water n watching the waves with a white foam that kept on forming, then at some point i stood up and was walking in the water..please interpret.