It's a star nebula around a birthing sun, so yes -- a kind of cosmic womb -so yes, birth of life -- and the sun being born at the center is also the woman's heart chakra. The center is the heart, the sun, the place of peace, the eye of the storm, the nucleus of life. The River is at the bottom of the card, where the "answer lies"; Aoife said, this suggests we must sound the depths to come to the answer.
MP writes that to become "seeing", we must thaw our blind love, - that is a surprising justaposition -- , we expect blind love to be *hot*, not frozen. This suggests -- that when love is blind, it is held, fixed, stuck. To get off the Wheel, (and my personal wheel a.k.a broken record has all to do with "blind love") we must allow ourselves to see reality, and let the frozen-ness of holding stiffly on to illusions unfreeze/thaw out/melt -- only then, will there be "flow" -- the flow that we must embrace.