Islamic Interpretation of Dreams (Ibn-i Sirin):
(Government) The element of ocean in a dream represents a prison where sea lives are incarcerated, and it means losses, fear, despair, limitless knowledge, a city without walls, or the world, its trials and wonders.
An ocean or a sea in a dream also represents a strong ruler who is just, compassionate toward his subjects and whom people revere, have access to, and seek for their daily needs.
If a businessman sees an ocean in a dream, it represents his merchandise.
As for a worker or an apprentice, the ocean in a dream represents his veteran teacher or master.
If one sees the ocean in a dream, it means that he will succeed in his goals.
If one sees himself entering into the ocean or sea in a dream, it means that he will enter before a ruler, or stand before someone in authority.
If one sees himself sitting or lounging at the sea shore in a dream, it means that he will work for such a person or a ruler, though he will be observing caution and diplomacy with him.
Ifone sees himself drinking the entire water of the sea though no one sees him except the king in a dream, it means that he will reign and live a long life. Drinking any portion thereof also means equal earnings to what he takes in.
If one sees himself drinking from it to quench his thirst in the dream, it means riches, strength and longevity.
Ifone sees himself asking for some of its water to drink in a dream, it means that he is seeking to work for such a strong person or ruler.
Ifhe pours its water in a pitcher in the dream, it means prosperity, or that he will receive a bounteous gift from God Almighty to encompass a high rank as well as riches. However, his status will last longer than his money.
To drink water from the sea in a dream means acquiringknowledge and adopting proper conduct. Crossing the ocean in a dream means booty.
If one sees strong waves bringing seawater to his street without causing damages in a dream, it means that a ruler or a great person will enter or visit that locality. Bathing in seawater in a dream means repentance from oneâs sins.
Seeing the ocean from a distance in a dream means that calamities, temptations and trials are coming to oneâs community.
If one sees the sea receding, whereby he can see the edges of the earth it covers in a dream, it means diminishing of his authority and control, or that the wrath of God Almighty has descended upon that locality.
This calamity could be carried by oneâs own government, economic tribulations, drought, or oneâs enemies.
Standing over seawater in a dream means attaining something one did not seek. Walking in the air above the seawater in a dream represents the personâs good intentions, his clarity, faith and certitude.
If a sick person sees himself taking ablution in seawater in a dream, it means that he will recover from his illness, or it could mean payment of oneâs debts and relief from worldly pressures.
(Also see Water)