The plus side: Demetra George is an astrological genius. Thus this book is brilliant and filled with an abundance of scholarly information. If you want to deepen your knowledge of things astrological and mythological, read this book. It truly is a marvelous work.
The down side: While the endorsement on the front reads, "For EVERYONE with thirsty souls and inquiring minds", the back reveals it is "WOMEN'S STUDIES". When reading it myself, I found the bias to be exactly that, and the subtle female chauvinistic comments dropped here-and-there(albeit seldom)factually turned me off completing the book, and so I gave it away.
If one were to wonder why there was a dominance of male power at particular points in history, research now shows that once upon a time it was the reverse and Patriarchy was a reaction to Matriarchy. Now, hopefully, since the 1960s and into the new current millennium which we call the Age Of Aquarius, balance between and among the genders is being gradually realized and restored.
While men and women are indeed different, they are in so very many ways the same. The differences need to be acknowledged and respected, so does the sameness. The way of the Goddess, and of God for that matter, is Oneness.