What are ocean dreams about?
This symbol is identified by words like sea, body of water, ocean, etc.
Oceans in dreams is a relatively common dream symbol, occuring in about 2.6% of dreams. That's about 1 out of every 40 dreams.
What are the major highlights of ocean dreams?
Oceans is a normal dream symbol. Having oceans in a dream changes the dream in the same way as most other dream symbols.
What symbols more present in dreams of oceans?
Ocean dreams are notable because they have substantially more whales, emaciation, elements of water, beaches, boats, submarines, peninsula, sharks, natural elements, dolphins, swimming, islands, tsunamis, water, Haiti, drowning, mermaids, waves, natural places, captains, eels, octopus, floating, cliffs, hugeness, canoes, jets, hurricanes, fish, rocks, harpoons, flying, east, edges, storms, squids, verbs, Estonia, pilots, lakes, aquariums, mountains, end of the word, weather, kayaks, the sky, clouds, seals, elements of earth, lifeguards, rescuing, general crashes, turtles, floods, general disasters, movement, sunny, pirates, bridges, pinecones, and Nepal than 95% of other dream symbols.
What symbols less present in dreams of oceans?
Ocean dreams are notable because they have substantially less bedrooms, seeing a dead grandmother, genitals, penises, trying to scream, beds, sleep paralysis, paralysis, boyfriends, seeing a dead friend, seeing a dead relative, raping, hostages, sleeping, raccoons, pastors, menstruation, getting fired, donkeys, seeing a dead pet, sexuals acts, crushes, pregnancy tests, romantic partners, surgery, sex, abusing, seeing a dead mother, crying, closets, former partners, nightmares, car crashes, peeing, pregnancy, bees, waking life, abortions, stabbing, infidelity, relationship events, mice, girlfriends, garages, and paramedic than 95% of other dream symbols.
What are the symbols that help define oceans?
The symbol of oceans in dreams is highly related to bodies_of_water.
How does the dream symbol of oceans affect the different aspects of a dream?
Explore different elements related to dreams of oceans
Who is in oceans dreams?
Overall, dreams with oceans are less related to characters in dreams. Specifically, dreams of oceans are more related to animals than dreams in general. They are less related to different roles, less related to distant people, and less related to close people.
What are the emotions in oceans dreams?
Overall, dreams with oceans are less related to emotions in dreams. Specifically, dreams of oceans are less related to happiness, less related to grief and sorrow, and less related to embarrassment.
Grief and sorrow
Who is in oceans dreams?
Overall, dreams with oceans are much more related to places in dreams. Specifically, dreams of oceans are more related to transportation and much more related to natural places than dreams in general. They are less related to home, less related to work, and less related to human places.
What happens in oceans dreams?
Overall, dreams with oceans are less related to events in dreams. Specifically, dreams of oceans are much more related to disasters than dreams in general. They are less related to aggressive interactions, less related to friendly interactions, and less related to sex.
How do oceans in dreams related to other dream phenomenon?
Overall, dreams with oceans are less related to dream events in dreams. Specifically, dreams of oceans are more related to recurring dreams and more related to recurring nightmares than dreams in general. They are less related to lucid dreams, less related to nightmares, and less related to sleep paralysis.
How do oceans in dreams related the senses?
Overall, dreams with oceans are less related to senses in dreams. Specifically, dreams of oceans are less related to hearing and less related to taste.
How can you make sense of oceans in dreams?
Ocean dreams are relatively common. Among other things ocean dreams are normally interconnect.
Do you think this is true for your dream of oceans? How might your dream of oceans be different?
All dreams have meaning
You can gain insight from thinking about any dream, no matter how strange. Only you, as the dreamer, have final say on what your dream may or may not mean. Each dream is unique.
Look for the differences
The DreamWell dictionary provides information on how each dream symbol appears in dreams in general. Finding how experience oceans in dreams can be a key to understanding its meaning.
Return to the feelings
Our emotions in dreams can help us understand its meaning. Pay attention to how you felt in the dream. Pay attention to how you feel about oceans in dreams. See how you feel about oceans now, in your waking life.
What are possible meanings for dreams of oceans?
Because water in the ocean is always moving and emotion moves like fluid, the two have a strong connection. If you want to create a metaphor for emotions, the ocean in particular is a terrific symbol because of how it affects people emotionally, and because of the many analogies that can be made comparing emotions to the ocean.
For example, a calm ocean can symbolize calm emotions. A rough ocean can symbolize turbulent emotions. A murky ocean can symbolize clouded emotions. A frozen sea can symbolize frozen emotions. Emotions can be powerful. They can toss you about. They have depth.
Other characteristics and associations with the ocean can be used as symbolism. The ocean is a place where lives and treasure are lost. Its vastness is associated with seeing the big picture, with opportunity, wide-open possibilities, and freedom. It’s associated with long voyages, isolation, and exploration. See: Boats
Another strong association is between the ocean and the unconscious mind. Both are vast, deep, and mysterious. The conscious mind is like an island in the ocean of the unconscious, or a boat atop it, signifying how small it is in comparison. Islands and boats are frequent themes in dreams that illustrate the relationship between the conscious mind and the unconscious mind.
When you expand your consciousness, you can dream about discovering land that has been claimed from the ocean, or about the ocean receding, or an island forming, or walking along the beach and finding strange creatures washed up. The strangeness is a reflection of the newness, such as when a person seems strange to you till you get to know him or her better. It’s a projection of your perceptions.
A submarine in the ocean can symbolize exploration of your inner depths. The depths of the unconscious mind can’t be overstated because in theory the unconscious mind contains all of the memories and experiences of the human species going back to the beginning. Basically, it has no bottom. See: Unconscious minds
The analogy comparing the ocean with the unconscious has a deeper layer because you have a personal unconscious that connects with the collective unconscious. Your personal unconscious is like a warehouse for all of your experiences, potentialities, memories, and components of the deep psyche. The collective unconscious is the warehouse for the experiences of every human being who has ever lived going back to the beginning of the species. You, the individual, are just a tiny speck floating atop all that.
So now you see why the ocean is a great metaphor for the individual’s relationship with the unconscious.
Creatures that live in the ocean, such as dolphins, whales, rays, and octopi, can symbolize aspects of the unconscious mind or your means of exploring it. For example, octopi live deep in the ocean and can symbolize the aspects of the unconscious that are strange or foreign to the conscious mind. Whales can symbolize the strength and power of the conscious mind to go deep down into the unconscious. Dolphins can symbolize the love of exploration and playful attitude that keep the conscious mind from getting overwhelmed by what it finds deep down inside.
See also: Beaches, Collective unconscious, Creatures, Dolphins, Emotions, Fish, Heat, Ice, Monster, Octopus, Water, Waves, Whales, Unconscious minds
This interpretation is from ""The Dream Interpretation Dictionary: Symbols, Signs, and Meanings" and is provided by J.M. DeBord aka "RadOwl". He is the author of several acclaimed books about dreaming, the host of The Dreams That Shape Us podcast, and is a moderator of r/Dreams, one of the largest dream sharing communities on the internet.
Examples of dreams of oceans
Read some real dream reports of ocean dreams.. These real life dream reports come from the moderated dream sharing communities of Reddit including r/Dreams, r/Nightmares, r/DreamInterpretation, or r/thisdreamihad. Please note that some of these may contain graphic, sexual, or violent images and text. Use the source link for each dream to view and join the discussion of each one.
I watched the world end
I just wanna start by saying this will probably read real scatter brain like because i had trouble remembering all the details but this was without a doubt the most realistic dream I’ve ever experienced. Enjoy
I saw the world end last night. My dream started out normal it was me and my friend Tyler walking around some tourist site in a different country. There was a huge rainstorm coming so all the people in this village were ordered to move to higher ground, which is not uncommon as their village is close to sea level, so we all stayed in this compound that was up a small mountain. Then the rain came and it kept coming and coming it was like a constant down pour the sea levels rose and there was panic across the world as the water overtook some places that were not high up enough. The rain continued for through the night and ended that next day around noon I think. After that the water levels went down quickly and everything was back to normal, it was super weird. Later that day out of no where the waters waves started growing and growing just rising and lowering and it soon grew high enough we had to be evacuated. Then this osprey flightship swoops down into the village picking us up, i have no idea why us, and takes us to some mountain top and a man on the plane explains to us that people think this is the end of the world. We’re all like yah right but then he takes out some iPad/ tablet that shows weather satellite images of the world and you can see that a meteor storm was working its way around the equator coming in groups of 10/20’s falling in a line slamming into the earth. It was later reported that between the rainstorm, once an waves and meteors 1/3 of total life on earth was gone. I just remember this giant hole in my stomach as I heard this news I was worried about my family and friends about my own sake as well, then everything just stopped, the meteors quit falling the ocseaevels dropped and the rain quit. Then I was moved to some compound on top of this mountain where there was around 20–30 of us (don’t remember much about this next event so it gets hard to read) and we go to sleep for the night and I sleep on the floor, that night there was something that woke us all up and everything started up again first the rainstorm, then the waves, then the meteors, and also a huge lighting storm. I remember a moment where I was looking out this window to the outside watching it all and in the distance I could see a helicopter coming towards our compound then out of no where a meteor smacks into followed by a lighting strike, it was consumed by the oceaseackly. All of a sudden this womanly creature walks down the stairs to the basement area where we all were and she looks at each person walking by them and either kills them ( she killed them by like slowly setting them on fire but it was like a black fire and Instead of the fire growing to consume them they would just melt into the fire, super weird and horrifying) when she got to me idk why but she froze and said “yes he will do nicely” and continues walking by me. I was the only one she didn’t kill out of that entire group. I followed them through the rest of the compound and eventually to the top where the helicopter pad was. Up here she explains to me that she wants to destroy the earth and build a better one and that I would be the one to help her. I asked her why and she did not reply only her guard smacking the back of my head with his staff thing. After that they get into some sort of ship and I was told to remain on the platform and wait to see. After a short while this energy kinda like a tornado swoops me up and I’m standing straight up in it but it’s twirling really fast and as I go round and round I see the world eventually engulfed in water. Then it’s pure silence for a while. I mean pure silence like there wasn’t just nothing besides this giant blue ball in front of me, like I was in space now. Then inside this energy tornado thing I shot back down to earth and it began erasing everything while also remaking the world. It was beautiful, like a new earth untouched by the hands of man then everything stopped I fell out of the energy tornado fell probably 100+ feet and woke up. The craziest thing was after I woke up I used the restroom and laid back down to sleep and the dream had restarted identically.
I just wanna start by saying this will probably read real scatter brain like because i had trouble remembering all the details but this was without a doubt the...
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Crying over a picture of a rubber duck on a book
Woke up hysterically crying today because I had a dream that I was at target, I saw a book with the cover torn off, and this illustration in the dead center of the page, this 1:1 square, rounded corners (looking similar to an iOS app icon), of this rubber duck with this-- either bucket hat or, explorer sort of hat on, in a wave, almost like an ocean. I remember seeing it move a little bit, the duck floating through the peaks and troughs. I woke up with my knees tucked to my chest, my pillow soaked with tears. I don't see how this relates to anything in my life as I don't remember any specific events with rubber ducks, target, or books. Maybe target-- but with books or rubber ducks bare no relevancy to target.
Woke up hysterically crying today because I had a dream that I was at target, I saw a book with the cover torn off, and this illustration in the dead...
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Dream about baby elephant and being deserted on an island.
So I had an interesting dream the other night involving being at sea with a baby elephant. From what I recall I was on a small wooden boat in the middle of the sea with a group of other small wooden boats. But what was unique about my boat was that there was baby elephant on my boat. The elephant would sometimes try to jump in other boats and I had to pull it out of the water. Eventually me and elephant fell off the boat and got stranded in the ocseaut I grabbed it and swam to a nearby island with vegetation. In the dream I watched an animated video that I spent 12 years on the island with the elephant before getting rescued. Is there any meaning from this dream?
So I had an interesting dream the other night involving being at sea with a baby elephant. From what I recall I was on a small wooden boat in the middle of the...
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Dream About Snake Swallowing my Girlfriend
In this dream me and my girlfriend were swimming in the ocean when I remember just stopping to look up at her. She was swimming gracefully, but she seemed to be swimming fully naked which is odd since we're in a culture where women often wear dresses. Suddenly from behind her this strange looking serpent started swimming towards her with it's mouth fully agape. I don't know how I knew, but the snake was female with very shiny pink scales, human like eyes, and big red humanlike lips. I was paralyzed forced to watch as the serpent swam towards my girlfriend. My girlfriend tried to swim away from her, but she started to suck her up. My girlfriend was sucked up and swallowed without much effort. I remember panicking as I saw the serpent swallowing her, and I could see the defined bulge of her body sliding down the snakes throat and stomach.
In this dream me and my girlfriend were swimming in the ocean when I remember just stopping to look up at her. She was swimming gracefully, but she seemed to be...
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Horrible dream (Trigger warnings, abortion, bus plunges into waterway
This dream was very disturbing to me. I dreamed that I was going on a trip with a travel group and we are going over a bridge which has a body of water. The bus driver deliberately crashes the railing and the bus plunges into the water. Then the dream shifts to something unrelated.
The next part of the dream I am trying to get out of a wood panel which is on a construction site. I'm trapped inside. I am talking to the construction worker, asking him to get me out. He bangs the panel with a hammer and then I'm transformed to another place.
In the dream I'm in my mid 20's and had a recent abortion. A woman comes up to me and gives me a box which contains the remains of the fetus (after the abortion, there was a cremation). She opens the box and said, "You did this." Then she hands it to me and walks away. Then I woke up.
I was very upset when I woke up from this nightmare. I have never been pregnant nor have I had an abortion which makes this dream, very very weird.
During the last couple of months, some unexpected things happened to me that really upset me but have nothing to do with what I dreamed.
This dream was very disturbing to me. I dreamed that I was going on a trip with a travel group and we are going over a bridge which has a body of water. The...
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